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- Age: 27 (12.04.1986)
- Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
- Residence: Barcelona, Spain
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 169 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Coach: Fernando Vicente
- Website: http://www.marcelgranollers.com
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Marcel Granollers Pujol...Began playing at age five...Father, Javier, is a commercial director and mother Montse, is a teacher... Also has a younger brother, Gerard, who also plays professional tennis on the ATP World Tour...Speaks Spanish and English...Enjoys football and supports R.C.D. Espanyol...Played his only junior Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros in 2004 and captured doubles title (w/Andujar)...Considers clay his favourite surface...Physical trainer is Sergi Valldaura.
2012 -- The Barcelona native finished in Top 50 for 3rd year in a row highlighted by runner-up finish in Umag (l. to Cilic) in July. Also QF at ATP Masters 1000 Toronto (l. to No. 9 Tipsarevic), Winston-Salem (l. to No. 6 Tsonga) and Valencia (l. to Dolgopolov). Broke Top 20 on July 23 at No. 19...In Grand Slam play, reached a personal-best 4R at Roland Garros (l. to Ferrer)...Compiled records of 11-12 on hard, 11-8 on clay and 1-3 on grass. Went 0-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and his highest-ranked win came over No. 16 Verdasco in Umag SF...Played on Davis Cup team and went 1-3 (w/M. Lopez) as Spain lost 3-2 to Czech Republic in final...In doubles, teamed with countryman M. Lopez to compile a 40-17 record and 3-4 in finals, winning titles at ATP Masters 1000 Rome, Gstaad and year-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London in debut (d. Bhupathi-Bopanna). Also finalist in Acapulco, Barcelona, Umag and Toronto. Best Grand Slam SF at US Open. Finished No. 5 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings and No. 10 individually. Earned career-high $1,093,338...
2011 -- The Spaniard finished in Top 30 for 1st time, highlighted by 2 ATP World Tour titles in Gstaad (d. countryman Verdasco) on July 31 and on home soil in Valencia (d. Monaco)…En route to final, defeated 4 Top 20s - No. 16 Dolgopolov, No. 20 Cilic, No. 10 Monfils and No. 14 del Potro...Also advanced to QF in Belgrade (l. to Volandri) in May and Stuttgart (l. to Ferrer) and Kitzbühel (l. to Chela), all on clay…Reached a Grand Slam-best 3R at US Open (ret. vs. Ferrero)...Won a personal-high 27 matches (14-12 on clay, 13-12 on hard) and went 1-7 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 10 Monfils in QF in Valencia…Earned a career-high $1,132,893...One of 7 Spaniards to win a title (Almagro-3, Nadal-3, Ferrer-2, Granollers-2, Andujar, Ferrero, Robredo)...
2010 -- The Barcelona native finished in Top 50 for first time at a year-end best ranking No. 42, capped off with a personal-high 21 match wins…His best result was a second career ATP World Tour final…Also reached QF in Santiago in February before Challenger success next month with final in Rabat and SF in Marrakech…Closed final two months with strong results, including a SF in Bucharest and reaching Valencia final (l. to Ferrer) as a qualifier…Also reached Challenger final in Todi and winner in Tarragona…In doubles, finished No. 21 after climbing as high as No. 5 with two titles and two runner-up finishes as well as a QF at Wimbledon and SF at US Open (w/ Robredo)…Earned a career-high $726,936.
2009 -- The Spaniard posted his second straight Top 100 season and captured three ATP World Tour doubles titles…His best singles result was SF to open year in Chennai (l. to eventual champ Cilic)...Did not win back-to-back tour matches rest of season…In Challengers, went 15-8 with SF in Segovia in August and QF in three other events…In doubles, won three of five finals, capturing titles in Costa do Sauipe (w/Robredo), Buenos Aires (w/Martin) and Moscow (w/Cuevas)…Finished No. 25 in doubles and earned a career-high $539,839.
2008 -- The Spaniard finished in Top 100 for first time, highlighted by his first ATP title and personal-best 15 match wins...Member of winning Spanish Davis Cup team (d. Argentina 3-1), although he did not play...Qualified into an ATP circuit-best (along w/Hernych) six times...Opened first two months qualifying at Australian Open (1st RD), Vina del Mar (2nd RD) and Acapulco (QF)...In March, captured Challenger title in Tanger, Morocco (d. Gimeno-Traver) and following month, reached final at St. Brieuc Challenger (l. to C. Rochus)...Two weeks later, made breakthrough with maiden ATP title in Houston where he defeated No. 8 Blake in a three-set final...Also reached first ATP doubles final (w/Cuevas)...Afterwards, jumped from No. 84 to No. 54...At Roland Garros, won first Grand Slam match (d. Berrer, l. to Schwank)...Followed with QF in Warsaw (l. to Monaco)...In July, reached QF in Amersfoort (l. to Hernandez)...Closed season by qualifying at AMS tournaments in Madrid (d. Mathieu, l. to Tsonga) and Paris (l. to Cilic)...Compiled marks of 12-9 on clay and 2-9 on hard... Earned a career-high $474,778.
2007 – Finished in Top 150 for first time, highlighted by his first ATP QF appearance in Valencia...As a qualifier, beat Pless and Simon (l. to Starace...In doubles, finished with an 8-7 mark, reaching SF at Costa do Sauipe and Barcelona (both w/Almagro...Enjoyed an excellent season on Challenger circuit (34-22 record), reaching three finals in Montevideo (l. to Ventura), Belo Horizonte (l. to Devilder), Bucharest-2 (l. to Hanescu...In doubles, won nine Challenger titles -- including five with Ventura -- in Napoli, Rome, Mas Palomas, Tarragona, Seville, Timisoara, Belo Horizonte, Bucharest 2...Runner-up in Bogota and Montevideo.
2006 – Qualified for his first Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon where he lost to Andrei Pavel in 1st RD...After winning hard court Futures event in Portugal in March, moved up to Challenger level, winning one title and reaching two other finals...In May, reached Ostrava final (l. to I. Minar) and one month later was runner-up in Turin (l. to Cipolla)...Captured first Challenger title in Barcelona (d. Hernandez) in October...Played Murray again on clay, this time in ATP stop in Barcelona, falling in three sets...
2005 – Reached six Futures finals (three in Portugal, three in Spain), winning titles on hard courts in Martos and La Palma...
2004 – Played in 19 Futures events and advanced to QF or better 12 times, winning twice (Reus and Martos)...Lost on clay to Andy Murray in QF of Vigo Futures event...
2003 – Reached QF in four Spanish Futures events and in October won Spain #25 Futures title in Martos (d. Carril)...
Partnering fellow Spaniard Marc Lopez, Granollers fell in the Australian Open SFs (l. to Haase-Sijsling)…
Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2R (l. to Peya-Soares)…Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 2R (l. to Melzer), but in doubles lost in SFs (l. to Qureshi-Rojer)…
Fell to Marrero-Verdasco in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo 2R…Lost in Barcelona SFs (l. to Peya-Soares)…Lost to fellow Spaniards Marrero-Verdasco in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid 2R…
Reached his second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 QF at Rome (l. to Paire)…With Lopez, as defending champions lost in Rome QFs (l. to Gonzalez-Lipsky)…Lost to eventual runners-up Llodra-Mahut in Roland Garros QFs…
With M. Lopez, knocked out in Wimbledon 1R (l. to Cabal-Farah)…
On 3 August, became only the second player to win an ATP World Tour title after losing a 6-0 first set in winning Kitzbuhel title (d. Monaco)… Davydenko beat Nadal 06 76(8) 64 in 2010 Doha final. Will break into Top 40 after improving to 4-2 in finals; was sixth different Spaniard to win a title in 2013…
On 9 August, with M. Lopez as defending finalists lost in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal QF (l. to Fyrstenberg/Matkowski)...Lost in singles 2R to Murray...
On 18 August, in a bid to win his ninth doubles crown, reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati final (l. to Bryans 10-4 in Match TB)…
Partnering M. Lopez, fell in US Open 3R (l. to Huey-Inglot)…In singles, won three straight five-set matches en route to US Open 4R, where on 3 September, he played a World No. 1 for the first time, Djokovic, losing in three sets…
With Lopez, fell in Tokyo QFs (l. to Huey-Inglot)...With M. Lopez, reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai QFs (l. to Marrero-Verdasco)…
On 21 October, qualified with M. Lopez for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the second straight year…On 22 October, partnering M. Lopez, lost in Valencia 1r (l. to Nieminen-Tursunov)…
With M. Lopez, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris QFs (l. to Mirnyi-Tecau)…In bid to retain Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title with M. Lopez, went 1-2 in round robin play in London…