Nicholas Monroe

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Nicholas Monroe
Nicholas Monroe WM13-003.JPG
Nicholas Monroe at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S.
Born (1982-04-12) April 12, 1982 (age 37)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,174,178
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 253 (September 19, 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2007)
French Open
WimbledonQ1 (2008)
US OpenQ1 (2008, 2011)
Doubles
Career record122–162 (43.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slamts main draw)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 30 (October 2, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 104 (July 1, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open2R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US OpenQF (2017)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2018)
French Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon3R (2016)
US Open2R (2017)
Last updated on: July 6, 2019.

Benjamin Nicholas Monroe (born April 12, 1982) is an American professional tennis player. He has won 3 ATP World Tour titles and 12 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:

  • 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]

2001[edit]

Nicholas competed in doubles in his first main-draw Futures match. He and partner (compatriot) Tripp Phillips lost in the first round of USA F21. This was the only tour event he competed in 2001.[1]

2002[edit]

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

2003[edit]

Nicholas won his first Futures doubles match, partnering Yannis Vlachos to the semifinals of Slovenia F1.[1]

2004[edit]

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.

2005[edit]

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.

Monroe competed in 29 events in 2005, all but one of which were Futures. 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.[1]

2006[edit]

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.[1]

2007[edit]

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.[1]

2012[edit]

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

2013[edit]

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 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 Score
Loss 2017 Miami Open Hard United States Jack Sock Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
5–7, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 13 (4 titles, 9 runner-ups)[edit]

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 (4–8)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (0–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (3–9)
Indoor (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 Argentina Open,
Argentina
250 Series Clay Germany Simon Stadler Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Jul 2013 Swedish Open,
Sweden
250 Series Clay Germany Simon Stadler Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Spain Albert Ramos Viñolas
6–2, 3–6, [10–3]
Loss 1–2 Jul 2013 Croatia Open,
Croatia
250 Series Clay Germany Simon Stadler Slovakia Martin Kližan
Spain David Marrero
1–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Win 2–2 Jul 2014 Swedish Open,
Sweden (2)
250 Series Clay Sweden Johan Brunström France Jérémy Chardy
Austria Oliver Marach
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
Loss 2–3 Apr 2015 Romanian Open,
Romania
250 Series Clay New Zealand Artem Sitak Romania Marius Copil
Romania Adrian Ungur
6–3, 5–7, [15–17]
Loss 2–4 Jul 2015 Hall of Fame Open,
United States
250 Series Grass Croatia Mate Pavić United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 3–4 Oct 2015 Stockholm Open,
Sweden
250 Series Hard (i) United States Jack Sock Croatia Mate Pavić
New Zealand Michael Venus
7–5, 6–2
Loss 3–5 Apr 2017 Miami Open,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard United States Jack Sock Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
5–7, 3–6
Loss 3–6 Oct 2017 Shenzhen Open,
China
250 Series Hard Croatia Nikola Mektić Austria Alexander Peya
United States Rajeev Ram
3–6, 2–6
Loss 3–7 Feb 2018 Delray Beach Open,
United States
250 Series Hard Australia John-Patrick Smith United States Jack Sock
United States Jackson Withrow
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss 3–8 May 2018 Istanbul Open,
Turkey
250 Series Clay Japan Ben McLachlan United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 4–8 Jul 2018 Atlanta Open,
United States
250 Series Hard Australia John-Patrick Smith United States Ryan Harrison
United States Rajeev Ram
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–8]
Loss 4–9 Aug 2019 Winston-Salem Open,
United States
250 Series Hard United States Tennys Sandgren Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
7–6(8–6), 1–6, [3–10]

ATP Challenger Tour finals[edit]

Doubles: 33 (13–20)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2005 Joplin, United States Hard (i) United States Jeremy Wurtzman South Africa Rik de Voest
Poland Łukasz Kubot
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2006 Yuba City, United States Hard Romania Horia Tecău United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
0–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 2006 Manta, Ecuador Hard Romania Horia Tecău United States Eric Nunez
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–4 Jul 2007 Winnetka, United States Hard South Africa Izak van der Merwe United States Patrick Briaud
United States Chris Drake
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Loss 0–5 Sep 2007 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard United States Patrick Briaud United States Philipp Petzschner
Germany Simon Stadler
5–7, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 1–5 Jun 2008 Yuba City, United States Hard United States Michael Yani United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Oudsema
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–6 Jul 2008 Granby, Canada Hard United States Alberto Francis Canada Philip Bester
Canada Peter Polansky
6–2, 1–6, [5–10]
Loss 1–7 Sep 2008 Waco, United States Hard United States Alberto Francis United States Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Serbia Dušan Vemić
4–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 2–7 Nov 2008 Puebla, Mexico Hard United States Eric Nunez Mexico Daniel Garza
Mexico Santiago González
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Win 3–7 May 2010 Carson, United States Hard United States Brian Battistone Russia Artem Sitak
Portugal Leonardo Tavares
5–7, 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 3–8 Oct 2010 Sacramento, United States Hard United States Donald Young South Africa Rik de Voest
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Loss 3–9 Sep 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard France Ludovic Walter Canada Pierre-Ludovic Duclos
Italy Riccardo Ghedin
4–6, 4–6
Loss 3–10 Oct 2011 Sacramento, United States Hard United States Jack Sock Australia Carsten Ball
Australia Chris Guccione
6–7(3–7), 6–1, [5–10]
Loss 3–11 Jan 2012 Honolulu, United States Hard United States Jack Sock Bosnia and Herzegovina Amer Delić
United States Travis Rettenmaier
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 3–12 Feb 2012 Dallas, United States Hard (i) United States Jack Sock United Kingdom Chris Eaton
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
7–6(8–6), 4–6, [17–19]
Win 4–12 Apr 2012 Barranquilla, Colombia Clay United States Maciek Sykut Uruguay Marcel Felder
Germany Frank Moser
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Win 5–12 Apr 2012 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Germany Simon Stadler Germany Andre Begemann
Australia Jordan Kerr
3–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Loss 5–13 May 2012 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Germany Simon Stadler Poland Jerzy Janowicz
Estonia Jürgen Zopp
6–7(1–7), 3–6
Win 6–13 Jul 2012 Milan, Italy Clay Germany Simon Stadler Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev
Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Loss 6–14 Oct 2012 Belém, Brazil Hard Germany Simon Stadler Australia John Peers
Australia John-Patrick Smith
3–6, 2–6
Loss 6–15 Oct 2012 San Juan, Argentina Hard Germany Simon Stadler Argentina Martín Alund
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–3, 2–6, [12–14]
Win 7–15 Nov 2012 Medellín, Colombia Clay Germany Simon Stadler Argentina Renzo Olivo
Argentina Marco Trungelliti
6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–16 May 2013 Bordeaux, France Clay Germany Simon Stadler Germany Christopher Kas
Austria Oliver Marach
6–2, 4–6, [1–10]
Win 8–16 Jun 2013 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Germany Simon Stadler Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
6–4, 6–4
Win 9–16 Aug 2013 San Marino, San Marino Clay Germany Simon Stadler Italy Daniele Bracciali
Romania Florin Mergea
6–2, 6–4
Loss 9–17 Oct 2013 Rennes, France Hard (i) Germany Simon Stadler Austria Oliver Marach
Romania Florin Mergea
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Win 10–17 Nov 2014 Geneva, Switzerland Hard (i) Sweden Johan Brunström Austria Oliver Marach
Austria Philipp Oswald
5–7, 7–5, [10–6]
Loss 10–18 May 2015 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay New Zealand Artem Sitak Netherlands Robin Haase
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
1–6, 2–6
Win 11–18 Jul 2015 Winnetka, United States Hard Sweden Johan Brunström United States Sekou Bangoura
Canada Frank Dancevic
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 11–19 Sep 2015 Cary, United States Hard United States Austin Krajicek United States Chase Buchanan
Slovenia Blaž Rola
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Loss 11–20 Nov 2015 Champaign, United States Hard (i) United States Austin Krajicek Republic of Ireland David O'Hare
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
1–6, 4–6
Win 12–20 Mar 2016 Irving, United States Hard Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Australia Chris Guccione
Brazil André Sá
6–2, 5–7, [10–4]
Win 13–20 Nov 2018 Houston, United States Hard United States Austin Krajicek El Salvador Marcelo Arévalo
United States James Cerretani
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–5]

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

This table is current through the 2019 US Open.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 7 1–7
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 5 3–5
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A Q1 2R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 7 5–7
US Open A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R QF 1R 1R 0 / 8 5–8
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 5–4 0–4 1–3 0 / 27 14–27
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A A A A QF F 1R A 0 / 3 5–3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A 2R A A QF 2R A 0 / 3 4–3
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 7–6 1–3 0–1 0 / 13 12–13
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 17 24 23 29 31 29 16 172
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 2 3 1 13
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 32–31 21–28 7–16 127–168
Year-end ranking 471 270 321 273 199 418 209 178 79 53 65 55 52 30 65 43.05%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nicholas Monroe Player Activity". ATP World Tour.

External links[edit]