Nicholas Monroe

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Nicholas Monroe
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Nicholas Monroe at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Austin, Texas, U.S.
Born (1982-04-12) April 12, 1982 (age 35)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $808,933
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 253 (September 19, 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2007)
French Open
Wimbledon Q1 (2008)
US Open Q1 (2008, 2011)
Career record 81–102
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 36 (April 24, 2017)
Current ranking No. 36 (April 24, 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2017)
French Open 2R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2013, 2015)
US Open 3R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open
French Open 1R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2016)
US Open 1R (2014)
Last updated on: April 24, 2017.
Nicholas Monroe
Medal record
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Guadalajara Doubles

Benjamin Nicholas Monroe (born April 12, 1982, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American professional tennis player. He has won 3 ATP World Tour titles and 11 ATP Challenger Tour titles in his career.[1]

College career[edit]

Monroe had a highly successful college career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2000 to 2004. His achievements include:

The University of North Carolina's Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year (2003–2004) • All-American Status (2003–2004) • All-ACC Status (2002–2004) • 2nd in All-time Singles Wins (100) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Recipient of the Arthur Ashe Regional Sportsmanship Award (2003–2004) • National and Regional NCAA/ITF John Van Nostrand Sportsmanship Awards (2003–2004).

Professional career[edit]


Nicholas competed in doubles in his first main-draw Futures match.[citation needed] He and partner (compatriot) Tripp Phillips lost in the first round of USA F21. This was the only tour event he competed in 2001.[citation needed]


Monroe reached the quarterfinals of his first Futures tournament in singles play, USA F11, played in Peoria, Illinois in July.


Nicholas won his first Futures doubles match, partnering Yannis Vlachos to the semifinals of Slovenia F1.[citation needed]


After playing only four Futures events in 2003, Monroe played, from June, a full schedule in 2004. In his first doubles tournament of the year, he reached his first final, partnering Jonathan Igbinovia. In August he reached his first singles semifinal, at Indonesia F2 in Makassar. In October, Monroe captured his first doubles Futures title, in doubles, partnering Márcio Torres, at Venezuela F3. He won a second two weeks later, Mexico F17, playing alongside Jeremy Wurtzman. Later in November, Monroe played in his first Challenger tournament, the Puebla Challenger in Puebla, Mexico, losing in the first round to Santiago González. In doubles, he and Wurtzman reached the semifinals. Three weeks later in Guadalajara, however, he won two Challenger matches to reach the quarterfinalss.


His first full year as a professional, Nicholas played ITF Circuit and USTA Pro Circuit events. He reached his first final and won his first singles title at the ITF Circuit event in South Africa, when he defeated Stephen Mitchell. Highly successful in doubles, Nick won four titles in 2005: with Jeremy Wurtzman at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Orange Park, Florida; with Izak van der Merwe at ITF Circuit events in Botswana and Zimbabwe; and with Sam Warburg at the ITF Circuit event in Israel.[citation needed]

Monroe competed in 29 events in 2005, all but one of which were Futures.[citation needed] He lost in the first round of his only main draw Challenger event singles match, to Zack Fleishman at the Cuenca Challenger. Monroe won his first singles title, South Africa F1 in late October, defeating Stephen Mitchell in the final.


Nicholas started the year by winning the ITF Circuit title in Costa Rica. A month later, he won another ITF title, this time in Nigeria. He reached the semifinals of a USTA Pro Circuit event in Little Rock, before reaching back-to-back finals in India. He lost to Karan Rastogi in Delhi and defeated Sunil Kumar Sipaeya in Dehradun. He reached another ITF Circuit final in the fall in Japan, where he lost to Satoshi Iwabuchi. At the beginning of the year, Nick won consecutive doubles titles on the ITF Circuit with partner Sam Warburg in Mexico and Costa Rica.[citation needed]


Nicholas began the year by attempting to qualify for the Australian Open. He defeated Jeremy Chardy in his 1st rd singles qualifying match. He reached consecutive ITF Futures events in Japan, where he lost to Gouichi Motomura both times. He won two titles at ITF Futures events in Mexico and won a USTA Pro Circuit event in Rochester, New York, where he defeated Robert Yim in the final. The fall of 2007 saw Nick reach the semifinals of USTAPro Circuit events in Manchester, Texas, where he lost to eventual champion Michael McClune, and Waikoloa, Hawaii where he lost to Lester Cook. He partnered with Izak van der Merwe to win the USTA Pro Circuit doubles title in Brownsville, Texas.[citation needed]


Nicholas won the Challenger in Medellin-Colombia (doubles). His partner was the German Studle.


Nicholas had his best year as a professional, finishing the year with a Doubles Ranking of 51. He won the 250 level Bastad Skistar Swedish Open Doubles Championship with Stadler. Monroe and partner Raven Klaasen made it to the semifinals of the 2013 Aircel Chennai Open in January, falling to Benoît Paire and Stanislas Wawrinka, after a surprise quarterfinal win over the #1 Seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniel Nestor. He then teamed with German Simon Stadler to play the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires. They made it to the final, falling to the Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli.

Significant finals[edit]

ATP Masters 1000 finals[edit]

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

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2017 Miami Hard United States Jack Sock Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
5–7, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 24, 2013 Copa Claro, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Germany Simon Stadler Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. July 14, 2013 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Germany Simon Stadler Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Spain Albert Ramos
6–2, 3–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 2. July 27, 2013 ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia Clay Germany Simon Stadler Slovakia Martin Kližan
Spain David Marrero
1–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Winner 2. July 7, 2014 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Johan Brunström France Jérémy Chardy
Austria Oliver Marach
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–7]
Runner-up 3. April 26, 2015 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay New Zealand Artem Sitak Romania Marius Copil
Romania Adrian Ungur
6–3, 5–7, [15–17]
Runner-up 4. July 20, 2015 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States Grass Croatia Mate Pavić United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 3. October 25, 2015 Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Jack Sock Croatia Mate Pavić
New Zealand Michael Venus
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 5. April 1, 2017 Miami Open, Miami, United States Hard United States Jack Sock Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
5–7, 3–6

ATP Challenger Tour titles[edit]

Doubles (12)[edit]

Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
8 June 2008 Yuba City, United States Hard United States Michael Yani United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Oudsema
6–4, 6–4
23 November 2008 Puebla, Mexico Hard United States Eric Nunez Mexico Daniel Garza
Mexico Santiago González
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
30 May 2010 Carson, United States Hard United States Brian Battistone Russia Artem Sitak
Portugal Leonardo Tavares
5–7, 6–3, [10–4]
1 April 2012 Barranquilla, Colombia Clay United States Maciek Sykut Uruguay Marcel Felder
Germany Frank Moser
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
8 April 2012 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Germany Simon Stadler Germany Andre Begemann
Australia Jordan Kerr
3–6, 7–5, [10–7]
1 July 2012 Milan, Italy Clay Germany Simon Stadler Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev
Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
4 November 2012 Medellín, Columbia Clay Germany Simon Stadler Argentina Renzo Olivo
Argentina Marco Trungelliti
6–4, 6–4
7 June 2013 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Germany Simon Stadler Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
6–4, 6–4
10 August 2013 San Marino, San Marino Clay Germany Simon Stadler Italy Daniele Bracciali
Romania Florin Mergea
6–2, 6–4
2 November 2014 Geneva, Switzerland Hard (i) Sweden Johan Brunström Austria Oliver Marach
Austria Philipp Oswald
5–7, 7–5, [10–6]
11 July 2015 Winnetka, United States Hard Sweden Johan Brunström United States Sekou Bangoura
Canada Frank Dancevic
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
20 March 2016 Irving, United States Hard Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Australia Chris Guccione
Brazil André Sá
6–2, 5–7, [10–4]

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament 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.

This table is current through the 2017 Miami Open.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 1–5
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A Q1 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 2–4
US Open A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 5 3–5
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 2–4 3–4 1–1 0 / 17 9–17
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A A A A QF F 0 / 2 5–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A 2R A A QF 0 / 2 3–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 4–1 0 / 4 8–4
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 3 1 / 1 1 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 3 / 8
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 15–16 13–23 17–22 20–29 14–8 81–101
Year-end ranking 471 270 321 273 199 418 209 178 79 53 65 55 52 45%


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