12 April 1986|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||José María Arenas|
|Highest ranking||No. 19 (23 July 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 124 (16 July 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)|
|French Open||4R (2012, 2014, 2016)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|US Open||4R (2013)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (25 February 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 20 (23 April 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2013, 2016)|
|French Open||F (2014)|
|Wimbledon||QF (2008, 2010)|
|US Open||F (2014)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||W (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2018)|
|Davis Cup||W (2008, 2011)|
|Last updated on: 24 April 2018.|
Marcel Granollers Pujol (Catalan pronunciation: [mərˈsɛɫ ɣɾənuˈʎes puˈʒɔɫ];[a] Spanish: [marˈθel ɣɾanoˈʎers puˈʝol];[b] born 12 April 1986) is a tennis player from Spain who turned professional in 2003. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in July 2012, and his highest doubles ranking of World No. 4 in February 2013. Granollers has won 4 singles titles and 13 doubles titles, including the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals. His brother Gerard Granollers is also a tennis player.
- 1 Career
- 2 Playing style
- 3 Significant finals
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 Singles performance timeline
- 6 Doubles performance timeline
- 7 Wins over top 10 players
- 8 Notes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
2006: Breaking top 200
2007: Breaking top 150
In 2007, Granollers won the Naples and Rome Challengers for doubles with Flavio Cipolla, and the Maspalomas Challenger for doubles with Marc López. At the 2007 French Open, he made the second round of the men's doubles tournament with Feliciano López before they lost in three close sets to the number 4 seeds Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić, who won 7–5, 1–6, 6–4. He lost at the French and Wimbledon Championships both times in the second round of qualifying for the main draws.
2008: Breaking top 60 & first singles title
2008 saw Granollers qualify for the Australian Open Singles Draw, but lost to Evgeny Korolev in straight sets in the first round. He reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico, an International Series Gold tournament, before losing to José Acasuso 7–6, 6–3. On 20 April, he won his first ATP singles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, defeating World No. 8 James Blake in the final. He had saved two match points in the semifinals. The previous day, he and Pablo Cuevas lost in the doubles final. Following Rafael Nadal's announcement that he would not play the Davis Cup Final at Argentina on 21–23 November, Spain's Captain Emilio Sánchez announced that Marcel Granollers would replace Nadal. This was Granollers' first Davis Cup appearance, although he did not play any matches.
2009: Breaking top 45
In the first round of the 2010 Australian Open, Granollers pulled off a remarkable comeback when he recovered from 2 sets down against world no.8 and French Open finalist, Robin Söderling. He then lost to Alejandro Falla in the 2nd round.
2011: Breaking top 30
Granollers lost in the first round of the Australian Open to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, and he didn't win consecutive matches until the 2011 Miami Masters, where he got to the fourth round. In July, he beat Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny, and Fernando Verdasco to win his first title of the year and his second career title at the Swiss Open. In the US Open, he reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, to break into the Top 30. In November, Granollers claimed the title at the Valencia Open 500 by defeating Juan Mónaco in three sets and said, "Winning here has been the biggest achievement in my whole career." He beat four Top 20 players: Alexandr Dolgopolov, Marin Čilić, Gaël Monfils and Juan Martín del Potro en route to the final at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament. Granollers played for the victorious Spain Davis Cup team in 2011, losing the doubles rubber (with Fernando Verdasco) in the quarter final against United States.
2012: Breaking top 20
Marcel Granollers reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time at French Open, losing to David Ferrer in three straight sets. Granollers lost to Marin Čilić in the final match of Croatia Open on 15 July 2012. Playing doubles alongside countryman Marc López, he went 3–4 in finals, winning titles at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Swiss Open and ATP World Tour Finals. Granollers and Lopez were the first Spanish pair to play at the season-ending championships since Sergio Casal and Emilio Sánchez in 1994. He also partnered López at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
2013: Fourth singles title
Granollers made it to the fourth round of the US Open for the first time, and he lost to top-seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
2014: US & French Open doubles runner-ups
In 2014, he had a very consistent doubles performances at the French & US Open, making the finals at both events.
Granollers suffered a significant loss in form, with only one tour-level late round appearance: the semifinals in Zagreb Indoors losing to Andreas Seppi. His year-end ranking dropped to No. 84. He reached the Quarterfinals of the 2016 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters before losing to Gaël Monfils in straight sets, he was lucky to be in the draw as he was only in due to being a lucky loser.
Granollers' good serve and net skills account for his excellent doubles record. His comparatively technically weak groundstrokes are underpowered with low takebacks on both wings but they provide a decent defensive framework. He is also known for his heavy grunting, so much as to result in ridicule and accusations of gamesmanship due to its loud volume and questionable timing during matches.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)
|Runner-up||2014||French Open||Clay||Marc López|| Julien Benneteau
|Runner-up||2014||US Open||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
Year-End Championships finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||2012||ATP World Tour Finals||Hard (i)||Marc López|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|7–5, 3–6, [10–3]|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 7 (1 title, 6 runners-up)
|Runner-up||2009||Paris Masters||Hard (i)||Tommy Robredo|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||2012||Italian Open||Clay||Marc López|| Łukasz Kubot
|Runner-up||2012||Canadian Open||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|1–6, 6–4, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||2013||Cincinnati Masters||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|4–6, 6–4, [4–10]|
|Runner-up||2015||Italian Open (2)||Clay||Marc López|| Pablo Cuevas
|Runner-up||2017||Italian Open (3)||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|6–4, 4–6, [3–10]|
|Runner-up||2017||Paris Masters (2)||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Łukasz Kubot
|6–7(3–7), 6–3, [6–10]|
ATP career finals
Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)|
|ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–2)|
|Win||1–0||Apr 2008||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States||Intl Series||Clay||James Blake||6–4, 1–6, 7–5|
|Loss||1–1||Nov 2010||Valencia Open, Spain||500 Series||Hard (i)||David Ferrer||5–7, 3–6|
|Win||2–1||Jul 2011||Swiss Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Fernando Verdasco||6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||3–1||Nov 2011||Valencia Open, Spain||500 Series||Hard (i)||Juan Mónaco||6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)|
|Loss||3–2||Jul 2012||Croatia Open, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Marin Čilić||4–6, 2–6|
|Win||4–2||Aug 2013||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria||250 Series||Clay||Juan Mónaco||0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4|
|Loss||4–3||Apr 2014||Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco||250 Series||Clay||Guillermo García López||7–5, 4–6, 3–6|
Doubles: 34 (15 titles, 19 runners-up)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)|
|ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–6)|
|ATP World Tour 500 Series (4–4)|
|ATP World Tour 250 Series (9–7)|
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2008||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States||Intl Series||Clay||Pablo Cuevas|| Ernests Gulbis
|Win||1–1||Feb 2009||Brasil Open, Brazil||250 Series||Clay||Tommy Robredo|| Lucas Arnold Ker
|Win||2–1||Feb 2009||Buenos Aires Open, Argentina||250 Series||Clay||Alberto Martín|| Nicolás Almagro
|6–3, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Win||3–1||Oct 2009||Kremlin Cup, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Pablo Cuevas|| František Čermák
|4–6, 7–5, [10–8]|
|Loss||3–2||Nov 2009||Valencia Open, Spain||500 Series||Hard (i)||Tommy Robredo|| František Čermák
|Loss||3–3||Nov 2009||Paris Masters, France||Masters 1000||Hard (i)||Tommy Robredo|| Daniel Nestor
|Win||4–3||Jan 2010||Chennai Open, India||250 Series||Hard||Santiago Ventura|| Lu Yen-hsun
|Win||5–3||Feb 2010||Brasil Open, Brazil (2)||250 Series||Clay||Pablo Cuevas|| Łukasz Kubot
|Loss||5–4||May 2010||Estoril Open, Portugal||250 Series||Clay||Pablo Cuevas|| Marc López
|7–6(7–1), 4–6, [4–10]|
|Loss||5–5||Sep 2010||Romanian Open, Romania||250 Series||Clay||Santiago Ventura|| Juan Ignacio Chela
|2–6, 7–5, [11–13]|
|Win||6–5||Jan 2011||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Tommy Robredo|| Johan Brunström
|Loss||6–6||Feb 2011||Zagreb Indoors, Croatia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Marc López|| Dick Norman
|Loss||6–7||Jul 2011||Stuttgart Open, Germany||250 Series||Clay||Marc López|| Jürgen Melzer
|Loss||6–8||Mar 2012||Mexican Open, Mexico||500 Series||Clay||Marc López|| David Marrero
|Loss||6–9||Mar 2012||Barcelona Open, Spain||500 Series||Clay||Marc López|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|6–2, 6–7(7–9), [8–10]|
|Win||7–9||May 2012||Italian Open, Italy||Masters 1000||Clay||Marc López|| Łukasz Kubot
|Loss||7–10||Jul 2012||Croatia Open, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Marc López|| David Marrero
|Win||8–10||Jul 2012||Swiss Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Marc López|| Robert Farah
|Loss||8–11||Aug 2012||Canadian Open, Canada||Masters 1000||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|1–6, 6–4, [10–12]|
|Win||9–11||Nov 2012||ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom||Tour Finals||Hard (i)||Marc López|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|7–5, 3–6, [10–3]|
|Loss||9–12||Aug 2013||Cincinnati Masters, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|4–6, 6–4, [4–10]|
|Win||10–12||Feb 2014||Buenos Aires Open, Argentina (2)||250 Series||Clay||Marc López|| Pablo Cuevas
|Loss||10–13||Jun 2014||French Open, France||Grand Slam||Clay||Marc López|| Julien Benneteau
|Loss||10–14||Sep 2014||US Open, United States||Grand Slam||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|Loss||10–15||May 2015||Italian Open, Italy (2)||Masters 1000||Clay||Marc López|| Pablo Cuevas
|Loss||10–16||Apr 2016||Barcelona Open, Spain (2)||500 Series||Clay||Pablo Cuevas|| Bob Bryan
|Win||11–16||Jul 2016||Swedish Open, Sweden||250 Series||Clay||David Marrero|| Marcus Daniell
|Win||12–16||Oct 2016||Japan Open, Japan||500 Series||Hard||Marcin Matkowski|| Raven Klaasen
|Win||13–16||Oct 2016||Swiss Indoors, Switzerland||500 Series||Hard (i)||Jack Sock|| Robert Lindstedt
|Win||14–16||Feb 2017||Rotterdam Open, Netherlands||500 Series||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Wesley Koolhof
|7–6 (7–5) , 6–3|
|Loss||14–17||Apr 2017||Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco||250 Series||Clay||Marc López|| Dominic Inglot
|4–6, 6–2, [9–11]|
|Loss||14–18||May 2017||Italian Open, Italy (3)||Masters 1000||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|6–4, 4–6, [3–10]|
|Win||15–18||Oct 2017||Swiss Indoors, Switzerland (2)||500 Series||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Fabrice Martin
|Loss||15–19||Nov 2017||Paris Masters, France (2)||Masters 1000||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Łukasz Kubot
|6–7(3–7), 6–3, [6–10]|
Singles performance timeline
Current till 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||3R||1R||A||1R||2R||2R||A||2–7|
|German Open||A||A||1R||Not Masters Series||0–1|
|Year End Ranking||160||132||56||91||42||27||34||38||46||84||37||177|
Doubles performance timeline
Current through 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||2R||1R||2R||3R||1R||SF||2R||1R||SF||QF||2R||0 / 11||17–11|
|French Open||2R||2R||2R||1R||2R||1R||QF||F||1R||QF||QF||2R||0 / 12||19–11|
|Wimbledon||1R||QF||1R||QF||3R||1R||1R||3R||2R||3R||3R||2R||0 / 12||16–12|
|US Open||2R||1R||2R||SF||3R||SF||3R||F||3R||1R||3R||0 / 10||23–9|
|Win–Loss||2–3||5–4||2–3||8–4||7–2||4–4||9–4||13–4||3–4||9–4||10–4||3–3||0 / 45||75–43|
|ATP World Tour Finals||A||A||A||A||A||W||RR||RR||A||A||RR||1 / 4||6–7|
|ATP Masters Series 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||2R||A||2R||1R||1R||A||0 / 6||3–6|
|Miami Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||SF||1R||1R||2R||QF||A||0 / 7||7–7|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||1R||QF||SF||2R||1R||QF||1R||QF||QF||0 / 9||9–8|
|Madrid Open (clay)||As Hamburg||QF||SF||2R||QF||2R||2R||SF||2R||QF||2R||0 / 10||14–10|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||QF||W||SF||2R||F||QF||F||SF||1 / 8||20–7|
|Hamburg Masters||A||A||ATP 500||0 / 0||0–0|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||F||QF||QF||A||A||A||0 / 3||4–3|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||QF||F||2R||A||2R||A||0 / 4||5–4|
|Madrid Open (hard)||A||QF||Held as Shanghai||0 / 1||2–1|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Held||A||A||A||2R||QF||SF||A||QF||QF||0 / 5||7–5|
|Paris Masters||A||A||F||1R||A||A||QF||SF||2R||A||F||0 / 6||8–6|
|Win–Loss||0–0||2–1||6–2||5–4||4–4||16–6||11–9||7–8||7–6||7–7||11–7||6–3||1 / 59||82–57|
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||James Blake||8||Houston, United States||Clay||F||6–4, 1–6, 7–5|
|2.||Robin Söderling||8||Australian Open, Australia||Hard||1R||5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–2|
|3.||Gaël Monfils||10||Valencia, Spain||Hard||QF||7–6(14–12), 3–6, 6–4|
|4.||Andy Murray||2||Rome, Italy||Clay||2R||6–3, 6–7(5–7), ret.|
|5.||David Ferrer||5||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||1R||4–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|6.||Tomáš Berdych||9||Shanghai, China||Hard||2R||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1)|
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