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Filippo Volandri

Filippo Volandri
Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Livorno, Italy
Born (1981-09-05) 5 September 1981
Livorno, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1997
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,877,544
Official website filippovolandri.it
Singles
Career record 176–222
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 25 (23 July 2007)
Current ranking No. 195 (24 August 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2004)
French Open 4R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2004)
US Open 2R (2004)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 32–76
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 120 (14 May 2006)
Current ranking No. 283 (8 July 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005)
French Open 2R (2005, 2007, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2004, 2005)
US Open 2R (2003, 2005)

Filippo Volandri (born 5 September 1981; Italian pronunciation: ) is an Italian professional male tennis player. Volandri is a right-handed player who reached a career-high singles ranking of world no. 25 in July 2007. He turned pro in 1997 and has earned over $3,000,000 in prize money. Volandri won the second title of his career in September 2006, beating Nicolás Lapentti in the final of the Sicily International in Palermo.[1]

Contents

  • Rome Masters success 1
  • Controversy 2
  • ATP career finals 3
    • Singles: 9 (2–7) 3.1
  • ATP Challengers 4
  • Singles performance timeline 5
  • Doubles performance timeline 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Rome Masters success

At the Rome Masters in 2007 Volandri, having entered as a wild card, recorded the biggest win of his career by beating the then world no. 1 Roger Federer in straight sets 6–2, 6–4.[2] Volandri celebrated by doing a lap of honour around centre court, high-fiving spectators in the front rows.[3]

Afterwards, Volandri hailed the victory as not only for himself, but for Italy, telling something of both the regard in which Federer, who holds the record for the longest spell as the world's top-ranked male player, is held and the relative under-achievement of Italy in men's tennis at the time. For his part Federer offered few excuses for his out-of-character display.[2]

Hopes that this might be the start of Italy's re-emergence among the top nations of professional men's tennis were heightened when Volandri went on to beat the highly rated world no. 12 Tomáš Berdych in the quarterfinal. The win meant that Volandri would be the first Italian to reach the event's semifinals since 1978. His run stopped in the semifinals, however, as he lost to Fernando González.

Controversy

Volandri had earlier come under suspicion for betting and match fixing, and his name featured prominently in a list compiled by the ATP of matches under suspicion for corruption.[4]

In January 2009, Volandri received a three-month ban from the ATP for a doping offence after testing positive for salbutamol during the Indian Wells tournament.[5] Volandri had a medical exemption from the International Tennis Federation to use salbutamol, an asthma medication, but the ITF deemed that his use of the drug was beyond therapeutic needs. His suspension was to last until 14 April 2009 and required him to forfeit all prize money and ranking points earned from the date of the failed test until the beginning of his suspension.[6]

In March 2009, the Court of Arbitration for Sport overruled the ATP decision and ruled that Volandri should be reinstated and his forfeited ranking points and earnings returned to him. Volandri stated that he intended to sue the ATP over the incident.[7]

ATP career finals

Singles: 9 (2–7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 21 July 2003 Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia Clay Carlos Moyá 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 1. 17 May 2004 Hypo Group Tennis International, St. Poelten, Austria Clay Xavier Malisse 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 19 July 2004 Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia (2) Clay Guillermo Cañas 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 27 September 2004 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo, Italy Clay Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 26 September 2005 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo, Italy (2) Clay Igor Andreev 6–0, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 13 February 2006 ATP Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Carlos Moyá 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Runner-up 6. 11 September 2006 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Jürgen Melzer 1–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 25 September 2006 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo, Italy Clay Nicolás Lapentti 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 19 February 2012 Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil Clay Nicolás Almagro 3–6, 6–4, 4–6

ATP Challengers

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (11–14)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 August 2000 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Albert Montañés 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 18 September 2000 Biella, Italy Clay Hernán Gumy 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 29 April 2002 Rome, Italy Clay Martín Vassallo Argüello 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 12 August 2002 Graz, Austria Hard Olivier Mutis 3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 17 March 2003 Cagliari, Italy Clay Rafael Nadal 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 9 June 2003 Biella, Italy Clay José Acasuso 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 4. 2 August 2004 Trani, Italy Clay Francesco Aldi 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 21 July 2008 San Marino Clay Potito Starace 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 6. 28 July 2008 Cordenons, Italy Clay Óscar Hernández 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 17 August 2009 Trani, Italy Clay Daniel Köllerer 3–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 12 April 2010 Rome, Italy Clay Lamine Ouahab 6–4, 7–5
Winner 8. 31 May 2010 Rome, Italy Clay Reda El Amrani 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 2 August 2010 San Marino Clay Robin Haase 2–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 6. 9 August 2010 Trani, Italy Clay Jesse Huta Galung 6–7(3–7), 4–6
Runner-up 7. 28 March 2011 Barletta, Italy Clay Aljaž Bedene 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 18 April 2011 Napoli, Italy Clay Thomas Schoorel 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 9. 18 July 2011 Orbetello, Italy Clay Matteo Viola 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 18 September 2011 Todi, Italy Clay Carlos Berlocq 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 17 March 2012 Rabat, Morocco Clay Martin Kližan 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 12 May 2013 Rome, Italy Clay Aljaž Bedene 4–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 23 June 2013 Milan, Italy Clay Andrej Martin 6–3, 6–2
Winner 11. 28 July 2013 Orbetello, Italy Clay Pere Riba 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 12. 11 August 2013 City of San Marino, San Marino Clay Marco Cecchinato 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 8 September 2013 Genoa, Italy Clay Dustin Brown 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Winner 12. 17 November 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Alejandro González 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 14 September 2014 Biella, Italy Clay Matteo Viola 5–7, 1–6

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

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 as far as the 2015 French Open.
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 10 1–10 09.09
French Open A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 4R 1R Q2 Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R Q2 0 / 9 6–9 40.00
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 9 1–9 10.00
US Open A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 7 1–7 12.50
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–4 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–4 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–4 0–4 0–1 0–3 0–0 0 / 35 9–35 20.45
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 5 0–5 00.00
Miami Masters A A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R A A A A A 1R A 0 / 4 2–5 28.57
Monte Carlo Masters A A QF 1R QF 1R 1R 2R A A 1R 2R Q2 Q2 Q1 0 / 8 8–8 50.00
Madrid Masters1 A A A A 1R A 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 00.00
Rome Masters 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 2R SF 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 14 14–14 50.00
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 00.00
Shanghai Masters2 A A 1R 1R QF 2R 2R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 5 4–5 44.44
Paris Masters A A A 1R A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33.33
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 6–3 2–5 7–7 3–5 7–8 1–5 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 0 / 44 30–44 40.54
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2 / 9 2–7 22.22
Year End Ranking 213 153 47 43 38 38 40 102 215 91 69 88 71 212 $3,877,544

1 Was played on hardcourt from 2002–2008.
2 Held as Hamburg Masters until 2008 and Shanghai Masters from 2009.

Doubles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

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 as far as the 2012 US Open (tennis).
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 1–4
French Open 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 4–7
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0–2
US Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2–5
Win–Loss 1–1 0–4 3–4 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 7–18

References

  1. ^ BBC article
  2. ^ a b "Federer beaten by wild card", Reuters, 10 May 2007.
  3. ^ Federer vs Volandri MSRoma 2007 (Tommasi-Clerici), YouTube, 6 March 2011.
  4. ^ Tennis Match Fixing is Still an Issue
  5. ^ Tennis Player Volandri Banned for 3 Months Reuters, 15 January 2009.
  6. ^ Filippo Volandri Banned Three Months for Asthma Drug Use ESPN, 16 January 2009.
  7. ^ Volandri's Drug Ban Lifted ESPN, 31 March 2009.

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