Marc Gicquel

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Marc Gicquel
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Country (sports)  France
Residence Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Born (1977-03-30) 30 March 1977 (age 39)
Tunis, Tunisia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2014
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,207,188
Singles
Career record 92–112 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 37 (8 September 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2008)
French Open 3R (2009)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 4R (2006)
Doubles
Career record 49–55 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 38 (12 January 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2008)
French Open 2R (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 3R (2008)

Marc Gicquel (born 30 March 1977) is a former professional male tennis player from France.

Tennis career[edit]

Gicquel turned pro in 1999.

On November 6, 2006, he broke into the top 50 after reaching his first ATP Tour final in Lyon, where he was defeated by Richard Gasquet, his countryman. On April 30, 2007, Gicquel broke into the top 40 after reaching the semi-finals of Casablanca. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 37 in September 2008.

He defeated second seed Tommy Robredo at the 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon in the first round, and beat Alejandro Falla in the semi-finals to reach the Lyon final for two years running. Gicquel's run, however, was halted by another Frenchman, Sébastien Grosjean.

One of Gicquel's most famous matches was against Nicolas Kiefer at the French Open in 2006. Kiefer won the first two sets 6-0 6-1, but Gicquel won the next two 7-5 6-3. Kiefer eventually won the fifth set 11-9 after Gicquel had already saved multiple match points.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (0–3)[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 (0–3)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 October 2006 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet (i) France Richard Gasquet 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 22 October 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet (i) France Sébastien Grosjean 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2008 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Spain David Ferrer 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 7 (4–3)[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 (4–3)
Finals by Surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 July 2007 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay France Florent Serra Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
5–7, 7–5, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. 31 December 2007 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 10 August 2008 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington D.C., United States Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt Brazil Bruno Soares
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Winner 2. 5 January 2009 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Spain Fernando Verdasco
Germany Mischa Zverev
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 10 January 2010 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard France Jérémy Chardy Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 4. 10 February 2013 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Sweden Johan Brunström
South Africa Raven Klaasen
6–3, 3–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 3. 9 February 2014 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]

Challengers and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 24 (15–9)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (8–2)
Futures (7–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 21 May 2001 Rabat, Morocco Clay Morocco Mehdi Tahiri 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 2. 10 September 2001 Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France Hard France Nicolas Mahut 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 21 January 2002 Feucherolles, France Clay (i) Spain Oscar Hernández 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 1. 1 April 2002 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay France Olivier Patience 6–4, 7–65(7–5)
Winner 2. 21 October 2002 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 3. 27 January 2003 Feucherolles, France Hard (i) China Zhu Benqiang 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 13 October 2003 Saint-Dizier, France Hard (i) France Thomas Dupré 7–5, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Runner-up 5. 19 January 2004 Deauville, France Clay (i) France Jean-Christophe Faurel 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 4. 26 January 2004 Feucherolles, France Hard (i) France Julien Jeanpierre 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 5. 2 February 2004 Bressuire, France Hard (i) France Jérôme Haehnel 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 5 April 2004 Angers, France Clay (i) France Nicolas Devilder 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 12 April 2004 Grasse, France Clay France Gilles Simon 4–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 2 1 August 2004 Timişoara, Romania Clay Austria Oliver Marach 6–3, 6–1
Winner 7. 11 July 2005 Saint-Gervais, France Clay France Xavier Audouy 6–3, 6–1
Winner 8. 26 September 2005 Grenoble, France Hard Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6–0, 6–2
Winner 9. 27 March 2006 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay Netherlands Peter Wessels 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 4 July 2006 Montauban, France Clay Algeria Lamine Ouahab 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 10. 18 February 2008 Besançon, France Hard (i) Austria Alexander Peya 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 11. 11 May 2009 Bordeaux, France Clay France Mathieu Montcourt 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 12. 17 October 2010 Rennes, France Hard Switzerland Stéphane Bohli 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–1
Winner 13. 13 March 2011 Lille, France Hard France Jonathan Eysseric 6–3, 6–2
Winner 14. 15 May 2011 Bordeaux, France Clay Argentina Horacio Zeballos 6–2, 6–4
Winner 15. 4 November 2012 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Germany Matthias Bachinger 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 17 February 2013 Quimper, France Hard Romania Marius Copil 6–7(9–11), 4–6

Doubles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (2–2)
Futures (3–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 April 2001 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay France Régis Lavergne Argentina Christian Kordasz
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
4–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 2. 18 June 2001 Noisy-le-Grand, France Clay France Anthony Maublanc France Xavier Pujo
Morocco Mehdi Tahiri
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 27 January 2003 Feucherolles, France Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Switzerland Matthieu Amgwerd
Brazil Josh Goffi
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2. 20 October 2003 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) France Jean-Baptiste Perlant France Laurent Recouderc
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–2, 6–0
Winner 3. 19 January 2004 Deauville, France Clay (i) France Jean-Baptiste Perlant Greece Elefterios Alexiou
Greece Alexandros Jakupovic
6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 8 March 2004 Lille, France Hard (i) France Édouard Roger-Vasselin France Jean-François Bachelot
France Jean-Michel Pequery
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 4. 18 July 2005 Tampere, Finland Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Poland Adam Chadaj
Poland Filip Urban
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 4 July 2006 Montauban, France Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Chile Adrián García
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 5. 10 July 2006 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Spain Guillermo García-López
Spain Salvador Navarro-Gutiérrez
4–6, 6–0, [9–11]
Winner 5. 6 February 2011 Courmayeur, Italy Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut France Olivier Charroin
France Alexandre Renard
6–3, 6–4

Trivia[edit]

In a match during the 2007 Halle, Germany tournament, Gicquel was struck directly in the genitals by a 129 mph Benjamin Becker serve. He went on to beat Becker, but spent most of the night vomiting and in pain due to swelling and was forced to retire in his next match versus Jarkko Nieminen.[1]

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A 2R 3R 1R 2R Q1 A Q2 0 / 4 4–4
French Open 1R A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R Q3 1R 0 / 8 4–8
Wimbledon A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 6 3–6
US Open A A 4R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 4–6

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