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Gilles Müller

Gilles Müller
Country  Luxembourg
Residence Leudelange, Luxembourg
Born (1983-05-09) May 9, 1983
Schifflange, Luxembourg
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,378,581
Singles
Career record 116–124 (48.3%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 42 (3 October 2011)
Current ranking No. 47 (24 November 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2009)
French Open 2R (2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2005, 2011)
US Open QF (2008)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 28–45
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 147 (10 October 2005)
Current ranking No. 222 (15 September 2014)
Last updated on: 15 September 2014.

Gilles Müller (born May 9, 1983) is a Luxembourgish professional tennis player. He was a US Open quarterfinalist in 2008 and is the most successful male tennis player in the history of his country. He was born and raised in Schifflange and he resides in Leudelange. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 42.

Career

Junior tennis

In 2001, the year Muller turned pro, he reached the final of the Boys' Singles at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, but was defeated by Swiss Roman Valent, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3. Later that year, Müller won the Boys' Singles final at the 2001 US Open by defeating Taiwanese Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, 7–6, 6–2. Müller finished the year 2001 as the World No. 1 junior, posting a singles record of 72–26 throughout his junior career.

Tournament 1999 2000 2001
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A SF
French Open Q1 Q1 3R
Wimbledon A A F
US Open A A W

2004/05

Remarkable results against top players were Müller's victories over Andre Agassi in the semifinals of the 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., over Rafael Nadal in the second round of 2005 Wimbledon, and over Andy Roddick in the first round of the 2005 US Open.[1]

2008

At the 2008 US Open Gilles Müller, then ranked 130, had to go through the qualification tournament. He reached the main draw, where he consecutively beat Laurent Recouderc, former No. 2 Tommy Haas, Nicolás Almagro, and fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, advancing to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. He had not been sure that he would even qualify, and so he had not even booked a hotel room for the tournament. He then lost to defending champion and eventual winner Roger Federer, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7.

2009

On January 19, 2009, Müller beat Spaniard Feliciano López, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 16–14, in an epic four-hour, twenty-four minute match in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open. Müller beat local favorite Bernard Tomic, 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2 in the second round, eventually losing in the third to eighth seed Juan Martín del Potro.

2011

Muller at the 2011 US Open

In September 2011, he advanced to the fourth round of the US Open, beating Frenchman Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Latvian Ernests Gulbis, and Russian Igor Kunitsyn in the first three rounds. He then lost to Rafael Nadal, whom he had already faced and lost to in the third round of Wimbledon the same year.[2]

2012

Gilles Müller posted his 100th singles win by defeating Australian Marinko Matosevic (7–6 (7/5), 6–4) in Atlanta Open.[3] He reached the finals of Atlanta open, losing to Andy Roddick, 6–1 6–7 2–6, which was notable for being Roddick's last professional final before his retirement later that year.[4]

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (0–3)

Legend (Singles)
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 (0–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. August 16, 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States Hard Lleyton Hewitt 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. July 25, 2005 Countrywide Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard Andre Agassi 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. July 22, 2012 BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, United States Hard Andy Roddick 6–1, 6–7(2–7), 2–6

Challengers and Futures (15)

Challengers (11)
Futures (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. April 9, 2001 Kuwait City, Kuwait Hard Hermes Gamonal 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
2. February 11, 2002 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard Maximilian Abel 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
3. April 22, 2002 Montego Bay, Jamaica Hard Julien Cassaigne 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
4. August 26, 2002 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Rodrigo Monte 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
5. July 21, 2003 Valladolid, Spain Hard Iván Navarro 6–4, 6–3
6. April 19, 2004 Napoli, Italy Clay Arnaud Di Pasquale 7–6(9–7), 6–7(1–7), 6–1
7. June 28, 2004 Córdoba, Spain Hard Nicolás Almagro 6–1, 6–2
8. April 7, 2008 Humacao, Puerto Rico Hard Iván Miranda 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
9. May 26, 2008 Izmir, Turkey Hard Kristian Pless 7–5, 6–3
10. June 5, 2011 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass Matthias Bachinger 7–6(7–4), 6–2
11. April 2, 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico Hard Denis Kudla 6-2, 6–2
12. April 27, 2014 Shenzen, China Hard Lukas Lacko 7–6(7–4), 6–3
13. May 4, 2014 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet John-Patrick Smith 6–3, 6–3
14. May 11, 2014 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard Tatsuma Ito 7–6(7–5), 5-7, 6-4
15. July 20, 2014 Recanati, Italy Hard Ilija Bozoljac 6–1, 6-2

Doubles titles

Wins (4)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (3)
Futures (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. August 6, 2001 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Clay Mike Scheidweiler Steve Adamson
Raoul Snijders
6–4, 6–3
2. June 21, 2004 Andorra la Vella, Andorra Hard Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Santiago González
Alejandro Hernández
6–3, 7–5
3. September 12, 2010 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Hard Édouard Roger-Vasselin Andis Juška
Deniss Pavlovs
6–0, 2–6, [13–11]
4. September 30, 2012 Orléans, France Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Xavier Malisse
Ken Skupski
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

Runners-up (6)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1 February 11, 2002 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard Mike Scheidweiler Yves Allegro
Arnaud Fontaine
6–3, 6–4
2 January 24, 2005 Heilbronn, Germany Carpet Gilles Elseneer Sébastien de Chaunac
Michal Mertiňák
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
3 June 27, 2005 Córdoba, Spain Hard Nicolas Mahut Sergiy Stakhovsky
Vladimir Voltchkov
7–5, 5–7, 6–1
4 February 19, 2007 Besançon, France Hard Grégory Carraz Christopher Kas
Alexander Peya
6–4, 6–4
5 July 30, 2007 Segovia, Spain Hard Michel Kratochvil Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(10–8), 6–3
6 April 28, 2008 Lanzarote, Spain Hard Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Rik de Voest
Łukasz Kubot
6–2, 7–6(7–2)

Singles Performance Timeline

Current till 2014 US Open.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 2R LQ 3R A 2R 1R 1R A 5–8
French Open A 1R 1R LQ A 1R A Q2 2R 1R A 1–5
Wimbledon A 3R 1R 2R LQ 1R Q3 3R 1R A 2R 6–7
US Open A 2R 1R LQ QF A A 4R 2R A 1R 9–6
Win–Loss 0–1 3–4 1–4 2–2 4–1 2–3 0–0 6–3 2–4 0–2 1–2 21–26
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A 3R 1R A A A A A 2R 1R A 3–4
Miami Masters 1R 1R 1R A A 1R A A 2R 1R A 1–6
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Rome Masters A A A A A A A A Q2 A A 0–0
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A A A A A 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A A A A 1R A A Q2 0–1
Hamburg Masters A A A A A Not Masters Series 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 4–11
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3
Year End Ranking 69 76 105 117 95 248 134 54 67 368 47 $2,435,296

Doubles Performance Timeline

Current as far as the 2012 US Open (tennis).
Tournament 2005 2006 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 1R 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0–2
US Open 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0–3 0–3 0–6

References

  • U.S. Open 2005
  • Video interview (U.S. Open 2005)
  1. ^ Gilles Müller at atpworldtour.com
  2. ^ [usopen.org]
  3. ^ [`http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Sock-slips-past-Bogomolov-at-Atlanta-Open/articleshow/15013866.cms "Sock slips past Bogomolov at Atlanta Open"]. 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Roddick lifts Atlanta trophy". Retrieved 2012-07-23. 

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