Marcel Granollers

Marcel Granollers
Marcel Granollers 2013 València - 1.jpeg
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 31)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es)
Prize money $9,104,226
Singles
Career record 188-231
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 19 (23 July 2012)
Current ranking No. 101 (31 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
French Open 4R (2012, 2014, 2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016)
US Open 4R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 310-200
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 4 (25 February 2013)
Current ranking No. 11 (31 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2013, 2016)
French Open F (2014)
Wimbledon QF (2008, 2010)
US Open F (2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2008, 2011)
Last updated on: 2 August 2017.

Marcel Granollers Pujol (Catalan: [mərˈsɛɫ ɣɾənuˈʎes puˈʒɔɫ], Spanish: [marˈθel ɣɾanoˈʎers puˈʝol]; born 12 April 1986) is a tennis player from Spain who turned professional in 2003. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in July 2012, and his highest doubles ranking of World No. 4 in February 2013.[1] Granollers has won 4 singles titles and 13 doubles titles, including the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals. His brother Gerard Granollers is also a tennis player.

Career

2006

Granollers made the first round of the Wimbledon tournament in 2006, but lost to Andrei Pavel. In the qualifying rounds, he beat Stéphane Robert, Konstantinos Economidis and Marco Chiudinelli.[2]

2007

In 2007, Granollers won the Naples and Rome Challengers for doubles with Flavio Cipolla, and the Maspalomas Challenger for doubles with Marc López. At the 2007 French Open, he made the second round of the men's doubles tournament with Feliciano López before they lost in three close sets to the number 4 seeds Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić, who won 7–5, 1–6, 6–4. He lost at the French and Wimbledon Championships both times in the second round of qualifying for the main draws.

2008

2008 saw Granollers qualify for the Australian Open Singles Draw, but lost to Evgeny Korolev in straight sets in the first round.[3] He reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico, an International Series Gold tournament, before losing to José Acasuso 7–6, 6–3. On 20 April, he won his first ATP singles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, defeating World No. 8 James Blake in the final.[4] He had saved two match points in the semifinals.[5] The previous day, he and Pablo Cuevas lost in the doubles final. Following Rafael Nadal's announcement that he would not play the Davis Cup Final at Argentina on 21–23 November, Spain's Captain Emilio Sánchez announced that Marcel Granollers would replace Nadal. This was Granollers' first Davis Cup appearance, although he did not play any matches.

2009

In 2009, Granollers won three ATP doubles titles at the 2009 Brasil Open, the 2009 Copa Telmex, and the 2009 Kremlin Cup, teaming up with Tommy Robredo, Alberto Martín, and Pablo Cuevas respectively.

2010

In the first round of the 2010 Australian Open, Granollers pulled off a remarkable comeback when he recovered from 2 sets down against world no.8 and French Open finalist, Robin Söderling. He then lost to Alejandro Falla in the 2nd round.

2011

Granollers lost in the first round of the Australian Open to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, and he didn't win consecutive matches until the 2011 Miami Masters, where he got to the fourth round.[6] In July, he beat Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny, and Fernando Verdasco to win his first title of the year and his second career title at the Swiss Open.[7][8] In the US Open, he reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, to break into the Top 30.[9] In November, Granollers claimed the title at the Valencia Open 500 by defeating Juan Mónaco in three sets and said, "Winning here has been the biggest achievement in my whole career."[10] He beat four Top 20 players: Alexandr Dolgopolov, Marin Čilić, Gaël Monfils and Juan Martín del Potro en route to the final at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament.[10] Granollers played for the victorious Spain Davis Cup team in 2011, losing the doubles rubber (with Fernando Verdasco) in the quarter final against United States.[11]

2012

Marcel Granollers reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time at French Open, losing to David Ferrer in three straight sets.[12] Granollers lost to Marin Čilić in the final match of Croatia Open on 15 July 2012.[13] Playing doubles alongside countryman Marc López, he went 3–4 in finals, winning titles at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Swiss Open and ATP World Tour Finals. Granollers and Lopez were the first Spanish pair to play at the season-ending championships since Sergio Casal and Emilio Sánchez in 1994.[14] He also partnered López at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[15]

2013

Granollers made it to the fourth round of the US Open for the first time, and he lost to top-seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

2015

Granollers suffered a significant loss in form, with only one tour-level late round appearance: the semifinals in Zagreb Indoors losing to Andreas Seppi. His year-end ranking dropped to No. 84.

2016

He reaches the Quarterfinals of the 2016 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters before losing to Gael Monfils in straight sets, he was lucky to be in the draw as he was only in due to being a lucky loser.

Playing style

Granollers' good serve and net skills account for his excellent doubles record. His comparatively technically weak groundstrokes are underpowered with low takebacks on both wings but they provide a decent defensive framework.[16] He is also known for his heavy grunting, so much as to result in ridicule and accusations of gamesmanship due to its loud volume and questionable timing during matches.[17][18][19]

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 2014 French Open Clay Spain Marc López France Julien Benneteau
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 2014 US Open Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6

Year-End Championships finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) Spain Marc López India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 6 (1 title, 5 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 Paris Masters Hard (i) Spain Tommy Robredo Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Italian Open Clay Spain Marc López Poland Łukasz Kubot
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2012 Canadian Open Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
1–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Runner-up 2013 Cincinnati Masters Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Runner-up 2015 Rome Clay Spain Marc López Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain David Marrero
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2017 Italian Open Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 4–6, [3–10]

ATP career finals

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States Intl Series Clay United States James Blake 6–4, 1–6, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Nov 2010 Valencia Open, Spain 500 Series Hard (i) Spain David Ferrer 5–7, 3–6
Win 2–1 Jul 2011 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 3–1 Nov 2011 Valencia Open, Spain 500 Series Hard (i) Argentina Juan Mónaco 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 3–2 Jul 2012 Croatia Open, Croatia 250 Series Clay Croatia Marin Čilić 4–6, 2–6
Win 4–2 Aug 2013 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay Argentina Juan Mónaco 0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Loss 4–3 Apr 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Spain Guillermo García López 7–5, 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 32 (14 titles, 18 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–5)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (3–4)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (9–7)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States Intl Series Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Germany Rainer Schüttler
5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Win 1–1 Feb 2009 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay Spain Tommy Robredo Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Juan Mónaco
6–4, 7–5
Win 2–1 Feb 2009 Buenos Aires Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay Spain Alberto Martín Spain Nicolás Almagro
Spain Santiago Ventura
6–3, 5–7, [10–8]
Win 3–1 Oct 2009 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
4–6, 7–5, [10–8]
Loss 3–2 Nov 2009 Valencia Open, Spain 500 Series Hard (i) Spain Tommy Robredo Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–3 Nov 2009 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) Spain Tommy Robredo Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–3 Jan 2010 Chennai Open, India 250 Series Hard Spain Santiago Ventura Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
7–5, 6–2
Win 5–3 Feb 2010 Brasil Open, Brazil (2) 250 Series Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
7–5, 6–4
Loss 5–4 May 2010 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Spain Marc López
Spain David Marrero
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [4–10]
Loss 5–5 Sep 2010 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Poland Łukasz Kubot
2–6, 7–5, [11–13]
Win 6–5 Jan 2011 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard Spain Tommy Robredo Sweden Johan Brunström
Australia Stephen Huss
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 6–6 Feb 2011 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia 250 Series Hard (i) Spain Marc López Belgium Dick Norman
Romania Horia Tecău
3–6, 4–6
Loss 6–7 Jul 2011 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Clay Spain Marc López Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
3–6, 4–6
Loss 6–8 Mar 2012 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay Spain Marc López Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
3–6, 4–6
Loss 6–9 Mar 2012 Barcelona Open, Spain 500 Series Clay Spain Marc López Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [8–10]
Win 7–9 May 2012 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay Spain Marc López Poland Łukasz Kubot
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
6–3, 6–2
Loss 7–10 Jul 2012 Croatia Open, Croatia 250 Series Clay Spain Marc López Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 8–10 Jul 2012 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Spain Marc López Colombia Robert Farah
Colombia Santiago Giraldo
6–4, 7–6(11–9)
Loss 8–11 Aug 2012 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
1–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Win 9–11 Nov 2012 ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i) Spain Marc López India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]
Loss 9–12 Aug 2013 Cincinnati Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Win 10–12 Feb 2014 Buenos Aires Open, Argentina (2) 250 Series Clay Spain Marc López Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
7–5, 6–4
Loss 10–13 Jun 2014 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay Spain Marc López France Julien Benneteau
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 10–14 Sep 2014 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Loss 10–15 May 2015 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay Spain Marc López Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain David Marrero
4–6, 5–7
Loss 10–16 Apr 2016 Barcelona Open, Spain (2) 500 Series Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5–7, 5–7
Win 11–16 Jul 2016 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Spain David Marrero New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
6–2, 6–3
Win 12–16 Oct 2016 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard Poland Marcin Matkowski South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Win 13–16 Oct 2016 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland 500 Series Hard (i) United States Jack Sock Sweden Robert Lindstedt
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–3, 6–4
Win 14–16 Feb 2017 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands 500 Series Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
7–6 (7–5) , 6–3
Loss 14–17 Apr 2017 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Spain Marc López United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Croatia Mate Pavić
4–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Loss 14–18 May 2017 Italian Open, Italy (2) Masters 1000 Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 4–6, [3–10]

Singles performance timeline

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.
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.

Current till 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 6–10
French Open A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 4R 1R 4R 2R 4R 1R 12–10
Wimbledon 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 5–11
US Open A A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 4R 3R 2R 2R 12–9
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–4 3–4 4–4 3–4 5–4 4–4 6–4 4–4 5–4 0–3 35–40
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R A 1R 3R 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1–6
Miami Masters A A A A A 4R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3–6
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 5–9
Madrid Open A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 5–10
Italian Open A A A 1R 1R Q1 3R QF 2R 1R A A 6–6
Canadian Open A A A A A A QF 2R 1R A A 5–3
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 2R 2–4
Shanghai Masters NMS A A 1R A 2R 1R A 3R 3–4
Paris Masters A A 2R A 1R 1R 2R 2R A 1R A 2–6
German Open A A 1R Not Masters Series 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 0–4 4–6 8–8 8–9 1–7 3–6 7–6 0–4 33–57
Career statistics
Titles–Runners-up 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3
Year End Ranking 160 132 56 91 42 27 34 38 46 84 37

Doubles performance timeline

Current through 2016 Swiss Indoors.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R SF 2R 1R SF 0 / 9 12–9
French Open 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R QF F 1R QF 0 / 10 15–10
Wimbledon 1R QF 1R QF 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 0 / 10 13–10
US Open 2R 1R 2R SF 3R SF 3R F 3R 1R 0 / 9 16–7
Win–Loss 2–3 5–4 2–3 8–4 7–2 4–4 9–4 13–4 3–4 9–4 0 / 38 62–38
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A W RR RR A A 1 / 3 6–5
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
Miami Masters A A A A 1R 2R SF 1R 1R 2R 0 / 6 5–6
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 1R QF SF 2R 1R QF 1R 0 / 7 6–6
Madrid Open (clay) As Hamburg QF SF 2R QF 2R 2R SF 2R 0 / 8 12–8
Italian Open A A A A QF W SF 2R F QF 1 / 6 14–5
Canadian Open A A A A A F QF QF A A 0 / 3 4–3
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A QF F 2R A 2R 0 / 4 5–4
Madrid Open (hard) A QF Held as Shanghai 0 / 1 2–1
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A 2R QF SF A QF 0 / 4 6–4
Paris Masters A A F 1R A A QF SF 2R A 0 / 5 7–5
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 6–2 5–4 4–4 16–6 11–9 7–8 7–6 7–7 1 / 49 65–47
Year–End Ranking 59 60 25 22 32 10 12 8 39 18

Wins over top 10 players

Season 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Wins 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 6
# Player Rank Tournament Surface Rd Score
2008
1. United States James Blake 8 Houston, United States Hard F 6–4, 1–6, 7–5
2010
2. Sweden Robin Söderling 8 Australian Open, Australia Hard 1R 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
2011
3. France Gaël Monfils 10 Valencia, Spain Hard QF 7–6(14–12), 3–6, 6–4
2013
4. United Kingdom Andy Murray 2 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–3, 6–7(5–7), ret.
2014
5. Spain David Ferrer 5 Tokyo, Japan Hard 1R 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
2016
6. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 9 Shanghai, China Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1)

References

  1. ^ "Marcel Granollers Player Profile". ATPWorldTour.com. 
  2. ^ Wimbledon bio
  3. ^ ATP Vault[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Granollers Defeats Blake To Win First ATP Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "First-Time Winner Spotlight Marcel Granollers". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Playing Activity". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Granollers Wins All-Spanish Contest To Capture Second Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 31 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Granollers Beats Verdasco To Win Swiss Open". 31 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Emirates ATP Rankings History". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Granollers Outlasts Monaco For Valencia Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 6 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Davis Cup 2011". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marcel Granollers". Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Marin Cilic beats Marcel Granollers to win Croatia Open". 16 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Granollers/Lopez Win Biggest Title of Their Careers in London". ATPWorldTour.com. 12 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Marcel Granollers Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  16. ^ ATP: Q&A With Marcel Granollers, 12 March 2010.
  17. ^ "Grunting plagues the men's game, too", Sports Illustrated.
  18. ^ "With Granollers, the Volume Is Out of Control", Straight Sets: Tennis Blog of The New York Times, 4 June 2012.
  19. ^ "David Ferrer dispatches groaning Granollers", stuff.co.nz, 5 June 2012.

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