Simon Greul

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Simon Greul
Greul 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country  Germany
Residence Stuttgart, Germany
Born (1981-04-13) April 13, 1981 (age 33)
Stuttgart, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,213,267
Singles
Career record 44–72
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 55 (March 22, 2010)
Current ranking No. 203 (September 10, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2007, 2010, 2011)
French Open 1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2009)
US Open 2R (2009)
Doubles
Career record 9–23
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 121 (12 April 2010)
Current ranking No. 320 (14 November 2011)
Last updated on: 28 November 2011.

Simon Greul is a German male tennis player born April 13, 1981. He is 6'1" tall and weighs 176 lbs (80 kg). His career high rank was #55, achieved on March 22, 2010.

Career[edit]

His major breakthrough was at the 2006 Nasdaq-100 Open, where after beating Adrián García and Ricardo Mello in the qualifying rounds, he reached the round of 16 at the main draw, defeating Paradorn Srichaphan, Dominik Hrbatý, and Tim Henman before succumbing to fourth seed Andy Roddick 6–3, 3–6, 6–2.

In 2009 he reached the quarterfinal at the German Open in Hamburg. He lost to Spaniard David Ferrer. At the 2009 US Open he defeated Giovanni Lapentti in the first round but lost to eventual finalist Roger Federer in the second round. In his next tournament, the BCR Romania Open in Bucharest he reached the semifinal where he lost to Juan Mónaco. Greul finished the season ranked No.59. The year was highlighted by a win at an ATP Challenger Tour Event in Todi, a semifinal appearance in Trani and Genoa. It was the best season in his career earning $305,269 and a match record of 15–15 in ATP World Tour level.

In March 2010 Greul was nominated for the Davis Cup first round match against France. Greul defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a dead rubber. That was Germany's only win in this tie. Greul reached his career high ranking of #55 after advancing to the third round of the 2010 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after beating Richard Gasquet and Gaël Monfils. This was followed by a first round exit at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. At the 2010 BMW Open in Munich he was defeated by Marin Čilić in the second round after leading 4:1 in the deciding set. He reached the quarterfinal at the 2010 Ordina Open in s´Hertongenbosh and at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. He could not defend the quarterfinal points in Hamburg of the season before which meant a drop in the ranking. At the BCR Romania Open he was knocked out in the second round by Juan Ignacio Chela.

Singles titles[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour 500 Series
ATP World Tour 250 Series
ATP Challenger Tour (13)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. September 3, 2001 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay Netherlands Martin Verkerk 7–6, 6–2
2. January 27, 2003 Dallas, United States Hard (i) United States Justin Gimelstob 6–3, 7–6
3. July 4, 2005 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Spain Albert Portas 7–5, 6–2
4. May 8, 2006 Dresden, Germany Clay Serbia Janko Tipsarević 7–6, 6–2
5. May 29, 2006 Ettlingen, Germany Clay Germany Michael Berrer 6–4, 6–3
6. July 3, 2006 Córdoba, Spain Hard United States Kevin Kim 6–7, 6–1, 7–6
7. June 18, 2007 Almaty, Kazakhstan Clay Germany Daniel Brands 6–4, 6–2
8. June 25, 2007 Almaty, Kazakhstan Clay South Korea Woong-Sun Jun 6–3, 6–2
9. August 31, 2008 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay Germany Matthias Bachinger 6–3, 6–4
10. September 7, 2008 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Spain Iván Navarro 6–4, 6–3
11. September 20, 2009 Todi, Italy Clay Romania Adrian Ungur 2–6, 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
12. June 11, 2011 Košice, Slovakia Clay Romania Victor Crivoi 6–2, 6–1
13. October 28, 2012 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Portugal Gastão Elias 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5

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