Guillermo García López

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Guillermo García López
Guillermo García-López 3, Aegon Championships, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence La Roda, Spain
Born (1983-06-04) 4 June 1983 (age 34)
La Roda, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) José Luis Aparisi & Diego Dinomo
Prize money $7,201,663
Singles
Career record 272–319 (46.02% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 23 (21 February 2011)
Current ranking No. 143 (26 June 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2015)
French Open 4R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 3R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 107–156
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 28 (3 April 2017)
Current ranking No. 29 (8 May 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2017)
French Open 2R (2007, 2009, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
US Open F (2016)
Last updated on: 9 May 2017.

Guillermo García López (Spanish pronunciation: [giˈʎeɾmo ɣaɾˈθi.a ˈlopeθ], [a] born 4 June 1983) is a professional tennis player from Spain. He has won five singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23 in February 2011.

To date, he has collected twelve wins over top-10 players, including world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2010, world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in 2014 and world No. 4 Andy Murray in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

He is good friends with fellow Spanish tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero, and both train at the JC Ferrero Equelite Tennis Academy in Villena, Spain.

Professional career[edit]

On 23 November 2009, García López achieved his then career-high singles ranking of World No. 41 after winning his first round at Austrian Open. During the 2009 year, he beat 11th seed Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open, also beating Mikhail Youzhny in the second round. He fell to Julien Benneteau in the third round.

At the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, he upset World No. 9 Marin Čilić in the second round. García López continued his good form into the next round by defeating 26th seed Thomaz Bellucci after losing the first set. However, he lost to Juan Mónaco in the fourth round.

At the 2010 Aegon International in Eastbourne, he reached the final, but lost there to Michaël Llodra.

In the semifinals of the 2010 PTT Thailand Open, he recorded arguably the biggest win of his career, defeating World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, saving 24 of 26 break points, while converting his only opportunity to break Nadal.[1] He then went on to take his second title (his first on hard court) with a victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

He continued his form in the 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. He stretched his winning streak to seven by beating Rajeev Ram and Feliciano López, before falling to Viktor Troicki in the quarterfinals. Going into the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000, he managed to battle fatigue with his newfound confidence, beating Eduardo Schwank, tenth seed Andy Roddick (who retired due to injury in the second set), and stunning seventh seed (and World No. 7) Tomáš Berdych to reach the quarterfinals. There, he went down against second seed and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic.

In 2012, he upset Andy Murray at Indian Wells in the second round. Garcia Lopez also defeated fourth-seeded Pablo Andújar to enter the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup.[2]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2016 US Open Hard Spain Pablo Carreño Busta United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
2–6, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–3)
Indoor (2–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2009 Austrian Open, Austria 250 Series Clay France Julien Benneteau 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Loss 1–1 Jun 2010 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass France Michaël Llodra 5–7, 2–6
Win 2–1 Oct 2010 Thailand Open, Thailand 250 Series Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Apr 2013 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol 3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Sep 2013 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Latvia Ernests Gulbis 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Win 3–3 Apr 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Spain Marcel Granollers 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–3 Feb 2015 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia 250 Series Hard (i) Italy Andreas Seppi 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 5–3 Apr 2015 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Jiří Veselý 7–6(7–5), 7–6(13–11)
Loss 5–4 Oct 2015 Shenzhen Open, China 250 Series Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 6–7(7–9)

Doubles: 9 (3 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–5)
Indoor (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2006 Croatia Open, Croatia International Clay Spain Albert Portas Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David Škoch
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2007 Stuttgart Open, Germany Intl. Gold Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Oct 2009 Thailand Open, Thailand 250 Series Hard (i) Germany Mischa Zverev United States Eric Butorac
United States Rajeev Ram
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 1–3 Jan 2010 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard Spain Albert Montañés Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–4 Jul 2013 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Spain Pablo Andújar United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
3–6, 4–6
Win 2–4 Mar 2014 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i) Austria Philipp Oswald Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [15–13]
Loss 2–5 Jul 2014 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Clay Austria Philipp Oswald Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
New Zealand Artem Sitak
6–2, 1–6, [7–10]
Win 3–5 Aug 2016 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard Finland Henri Kontinen Germany Andre Begemann
India Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–8]
Loss 3–6 Sep 2016 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard Spain Pablo Carreño Busta United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
2–6, 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 4R 3R 1R 14–13
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 4R 1R 2R 3R 12–14
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 7–12
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R A 8–12
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 2–4 2–4 6–4 3–4 2–4 6–4 2–4 0–4 5–4 5–4 3–4 2–2 38–51
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 3R A A 2R 2R 1R 9–9
Miami Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 3R 3R 2R A 6–9
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R A 3R LQ A 1R 2R A A QF A 2R 1R 6–6
Italian Open A A A A A LQ 3R 1R 2R A A 3R 2R A 6–5
Madrid Open A A A LQ LQ 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 6–9
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R A A A A 1R A A 0–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A LQ A 3R A 1R A A 1R A A 2–3
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series 1R QF 2R Q2 A 1R 1R 1R 4–6
Paris Masters A A A LQ LQ A A 2R 1R Q1 1R 1R A 1–5
German Open A A 2R 1R A Not Masters Series 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–4 1–2 2–6 11–6 5–8 5–5 0–1 6–7 3–6 3–5 0–3 41–55
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 5–9
Year End Ranking 129 91 68 90 62 41 33 39 76 62 36 27 70

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R SF 9–10
French Open A A A 2R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 5–10
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1–8
US Open A A 1R A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R F A 11–10
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 3–4 0–3 0–4 2–4 0–4 5–4 4–2 15–32

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Wins 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 2 1 12
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2005
1. Spain Carlos Moyá 5 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 1R 7–5, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2006
2. United States Andre Agassi 9 Delray Beach, United States Hard QF 6–4, 6–2
2009
3. Spain Fernando Verdasco 10 Cincinnati, United States Hard 1R 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2010
4. Croatia Marin Čilić 9 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–0
5. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 10 Madrid, Spain Clay 2R 6–2, retired
6. Spain Rafael Nadal 1 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) SF 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
7. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 7 Shanghai, China Hard 3R 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2012
8. United Kingdom Andy Murray 4 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2013
9. Serbia Janko Tipsarević 10 Bucharest, Romania Clay QF 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2014
10. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 5 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
11. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1R 6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
2015
12. Croatia Marin Čilić 10 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 6–4, 6–3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [gaɾˈθi.a].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "García López holds off perse Nadal, faces Nieminen for title". ATP World Tour. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Janko Tipsarevic storms into Mercedes Cup quarterfinals". The Times Of India. 12 July 2012. 

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