Nicholas Monroe at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Austin, Texas, U.S.|
April 12, 1982 |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 253 (September 19, 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2007)|
|US Open||Q1 (2008, 2011)|
|Highest ranking||No. 48 (April 4, 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 52 (November 7, 2016)|
|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|
|French Open||1R (2014)|
|US Open||1R (2014)|
|Last updated on: November 13, 2016.|
|Representing United States|
|Pan American Games|
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||February 24, 2013||Copa Claro, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Simone Bolelli
|Winner||2.||July 14, 2013||Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Carlos Berlocq
|6–2, 3–6, [10–3]|
|Runner-up||3.||July 27, 2013||ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Martin Kližan
|1–6, 7–5, [7–10]|
|Winner||4.||July 7, 2014||Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Johan Brunström|| Jérémy Chardy
|4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–7]|
|Runner-up||5.||April 26, 2015||BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Artem Sitak|| Marius Copil
|6–3, 5–7, [15–17]|
|Runner-up||6.||July 20, 2015||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States||Grass||Mate Pavić|| Jonathan Marray
|6–4, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||7.||October 25, 2015||Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Jack Sock|| Mate Pavić
Doubles performance timeline
This table is current through the 2016 US Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|