Simone Bolelli

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Simone Bolelli
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Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 33)
Bologna, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,947,417
Singles
Career record122–162
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (23 February 2009)
Current rankingNo. 145 (23 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2008, 2009, 2015, 2016)
French Open3R (2008, 2015)
Wimbledon3R (2008, 2011, 2014)
US Open2R (2007, 2014)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record131–116
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 8 (17 August 2015)
Current rankingNo. 102 (23 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2015)
French OpenSF (2015)
Wimbledon2R (2014)
US OpenSF (2011)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2008)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (2014)
Last updated on: 23 July 2018.

Simone Bolelli (Italian pronunciation: [siˈmoːne boˈlɛlli]; born 8 October 1985) is an Italian professional tennis player. Bolelli is a Grand Slam champion since he won the 2015 Australian Open doubles event with Fabio Fognini, becoming the first all Italian men's pair to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era.

Career[edit]

2003[edit]

In 2003, Bolelli reached his first ITF Futures tournament semifinal at Egypt F1, losing to 485th-ranked Jaroslav Pospíšil. He played entirely Futures events except for one Challenger tournament in Brindisi.

2004-2005[edit]

2004 saw Simone reached his second Futures final, losing to Dominique Coene. He made another final and won two Futures titles, making two wins out of three finals for Futures finals in the 2004 season. He won the Italy F15 and F8 titles, and lost in the final of a Challenger event in Braşov. In 2005, Bolelli reached the final of a Challenger in Trani.

2006[edit]

Simone Bolelli played in a few tournaments higher than a Challenger, receiving a wildcard into the Rome Masters. He also won the Como Futures tournament and made the final of Recanati, before losing to Davide Sanguinetti. He won his first Challenger singles title over Ivo Minář, and then made the final of a Challenger in Bergamo where he lost to Alex Bogdanović.

2007[edit]

Bolelli beat former world no. 1 Marat Safin in Barcelona and competed in the Miami, Rome and Hamburg Masters. He made his Grand Slam debut at the 2007 French Open.

2008[edit]

Bolelli was banned by The Italian Tennis Federation from national team events for skipping the Davis Cup tie with Latvia in Europe-Africa zone relegation playoff. The ban prevented Bolelli from playing in Davis Cup competition and the Olympics. It also prevented him from getting wild cards. Bolelli said that he had told Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti well in advance of the tie that he preferred to work on his fast-court game in Asia.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2015 Australian Open Hard Italy Fabio Fognini France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 6–4

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2015 Indian Wells Masters Hard Italy Fabio Fognini United States Jack Sock
Canada Vasek Pospisil
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Loss 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Italy Fabio Fognini United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 2015 Shanghai Masters Hard Italy Fabio Fognini South Africa Raven Klaasen
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2008 Bavarian Championships, Germany International Clay Chile Fernando González 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 3–6

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (4–4)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2011 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay Argentina Horacio Zeballos Germany Andreas Beck
Germany Christopher Kas
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 2–0 Jul 2011 Croatia Open, Croatia 250 Series Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Croatia Marin Čilić
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6–3, 5–7, [10–7]
Loss 2–1 Oct 2012 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Clay Italy Daniele Bracciali Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
5–7, 3–6
Win 3–1 Feb 2013 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay Italy Fabio Fognini United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–2 Feb 2013 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Poland Łukasz Kubot
Spain David Marrero
5–7, 2–6
Win 4–2 Jan 2015 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Italy Fabio Fognini France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 6–4
Loss 4–3 Mar 2015 Indian Wells Masters, US Masters 1000 Hard Italy Fabio Fognini Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Jack Sock
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Loss 4–4 Apr 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay Italy Fabio Fognini United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 4–5 Oct 2015 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard Italy Fabio Fognini South Africa Raven Klaasen
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 3–6
Win 5–5 Feb 2016 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE 500 Series Hard Italy Andreas Seppi Spain Feliciano López
Spain Marc López
6–2, 3–6, [14–12]
Loss 5–6 Jul 2018 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Chile Julio Peralta
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 4–6

Futures and Challengers singles titles[edit]

Legend
Challengers (12)
Futures (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 17 May 2004 Verona Clay Italy Alex Vittur 6–1, 7–6
2. 5 July 2004 Bologna Clay Italy Mattia Livraghi 6–2, 6–3
3. 3 July 2006 Biella Clay Czech Republic Ivo Minář 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
4. 28 August 2006 Como Clay Italy Federico Luzzi 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
5. 30 April 2007 Tunis Clay Romania Andrei Pavel 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
6. 5 November 2007 Bratislava Hard (i) Colombia Alejandro Falla 4–6, 7–6, 6–1
7. 28 June 2010 Turin Clay Italy Potito Starace 7–6, 6–2
8. 2 May 2011 Rome Clay Argentina Eduardo Schwank 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
9. 3 March 2012 Florianópolis Clay Slovenia Blaž Kavčič 6–4, 6–3
10. 22 July 2012 Recanati Hard France Fabrice Martin 6–3, 6–2
11. 16 February 2014 Bergamo Hard (i) Germany Jan-Lennard Struff 7–6(8–6), 6–4
12. 27 April 2014 Vercelli Clay Croatia Mate Delić 6–2, 6–2
13. 4 May 2014 Tunis Clay Germany Julian Reister 6–4, 6–2
14. 27 July 2014 Oberstaufen Clay Germany Michael Berrer 7–5, 1–6, 6–3

Performance timelines[edit]

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

Current through the 2018 US Open.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 Q2 2R 2R 1R Q2 Q3 1R A 2R 2R A A 0 / 6 4–6
French Open A Q2 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 12 9–12
Wimbledon A Q3 2R 3R 2R[a] A 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 2R 2R 0 / 10 10–9
US Open Q2 Q1 2R 1R 1R Q1 A A A 2R 1R A Q3 Q2 0 / 5 2–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 5–4 3–3 0–2 3–2 0–2 0–3 4–3 3–4 1–2 2–2 1–2 0 / 33 25–32
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1
Davis Cup A A Z1 Z1 PO PO PO PO QF SF 1R QF QF QF 0 / 6 7–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 7 7–10
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A Q2 Q1 1R 1R A A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 3 1–3
Miami Open A A 3R 3R 1R A Q2 1R 2R A 2R 1R A A 0 / 7 6–7
Monte-Carlo Masters A Q2 A 2R 3R 1R Q2 1R A 1R 1R A Q2 A 0 / 6 3–6
Madrid Open A A Q2 2R 2R A A A A A 3R A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Italian Open A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R Q1 A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 8 4–8
Canadian Open A A A 1R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A 2R 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Shanghai Masters NMS A A Q2 A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris Masters A A Q1 2R Q1 A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
German Open A A 1R 2R Not Masters Series 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–3 9–9 3–6 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 4–6 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 34 21–34
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–4 9–15 29–30 15–23 7–12 5–9 8–11 6–8 6–9 28–26 2–7 2–4 5–4 122–162
Year-end ranking 250 127 67 41 93 107 134 84 245 55 58 464 171 43%

Notes
a 2009 Wimbledon Championships counts as 1 win, 0 losses. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga received a walkover in the second round, after Bolelli withdrew.

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R QF 3R A 2R SF 2R W 2R A A 1 / 8 18–7
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R A A 1R A 2R SF A 1R 1R 0 / 8 6–8
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 1R A A A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 5 1–5
US Open A A 1R 1R 3R A SF A A 1R 1R A 3R 2R 0 / 8 9–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–4 6–4 2–1 4–1 1–2 4–1 3–4 10–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1 / 29 34–27
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR DNQ 0 / 1 1–2
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1
Davis Cup A A Z1 Z1 PO PO PO PO QF SF 1R QF QF QF 0 / 6 12–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0 / 7 12–6
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A A F A A A 0 / 1 4–1
Miami Open A A A A 1R A A A A 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 4 1–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A QF A A A A A 1R A 2R F A A SF 0 / 5 9–5
Madrid Open A A A 1R 1R A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 3 0–3
Italian Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R QF SF 1R A 1R 2R A 1R 1R 0 / 11 5–11
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A 1R A A A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Shanghai Masters NMS A A 2R A A A F A A 0 / 2 3–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 0–3 2–1 4–2 0–2 0–0 1–3 11–7 0–1 0–1 2–2 0 / 28 23–28
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4 1 0 1 11
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 1–8 11–18 13–15 7–7 22–6 4–11 14–2 6–8 29–19 7–4 8–8 7–6 132–117
Year-end ranking 593 171 425 113 68 167 39 274 55 143 13 123 171 53%

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