Marc Gicquel - Wikipedia
Marc Gicquel
Marc Gicquel (born 30 March 1977) is a former professional male tennis player from France.
Marc Gicquel
Country (sports)
ResidenceBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Born30 March 1977 (age 44)
Tunis, Tunisia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1999
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,513,519
Career record92–113 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 37 (8 September 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2008)
French Open3R (2009)
Wimbledon3R (2008)
US Open4R (2006)
Career record49–55 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 38 (12 January 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2008)
French Open2R (2005)
Wimbledon2R (2007)
US Open3R (2008)
Medal record
Tennis career
Gicquel turned pro in 1999.
On November 6, 2006, he broke into the top 50 after reaching his first ATP Tour final in Lyon, where he was defeated by Richard Gasquet. On April 30, 2007, Gicquel broke into the top 40 after reaching the semifinals of Casablanca. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 37 in September 2008.
He defeated second seed Tommy Robredo at the 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon in the first round, and beat Alejandro Falla in the semifinals to reach the Lyon final for the second year running. Gicquel's run, however, was halted by another Frenchman, Sébastien Grosjean.
One of Gicquel's most famous matches was against Nicolas Kiefer at the French Open in 2006. Kiefer won the first two sets 6–0, 6–1, but Gicquel won the next two 7–5, 6–3. Kiefer eventually won the fifth set 11–9 after Gicquel had already saved multiple match points.
ATP Tour career finals
Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)
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 (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–2)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Oct 2006Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, FranceInternationalCarpet (i)
Richard Gasquet
3–6, 1–6
Loss0–2Oct 2007Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, FranceInternationalCarpet (i)
Sébastien Grosjean
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss0–3Jun 2008Rosmalen Championships, NetherlandsInternationalGrass
David Ferrer
4–6, 2–6
Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups)
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 (4–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–2)
Indoor (1–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1Jul 2007Swiss Open, SwitzerlandInternationalClay
Florent Serra
František Čermák
Pavel Vízner
5–7, 7–5, [7–10]
Loss0–2Jan 2008Chennai Open, IndiaInternationalHard
Marcos Baghdatis
Sanchai Ratiwatana
Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 5–7
Win1–2Aug 2008Washington Open, USInternationalHardRobert Lindstedt
Bruno Soares
Kevin Ullyett
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Win2–2Jan 2009Brisbane International, Australia250 SeriesHard
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Fernando Verdasco
Mischa Zverev
6–4, 6–3
Win3–2Jan 2010Brisbane International, Australia (2)250 SeriesHard
Jérémy Chardy
Lukáš Dlouhý
Leander Paes
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win4–2Feb 2013Open Sud de France, France250 SeriesHard (i)
Michaël Llodra
Johan Brunström
Raven Klaasen
6–3, 3–6, [11–9]
Loss4–3Feb 2014Open Sud de France, France250 SeriesHard (i)
Nicolas Mahut
Nikolay Davydenko
Denis Istomin
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]
ATP Challenger Tour/ITF Men's Circuits finals
Singles: 24 (15–9)
Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (8–2)
ITF Men's Circuits (7–7)
Runner-up1.21 May 2001Rabat, MoroccoClay
Mehdi Tahiri
3–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up2.10 September 2001Bagnères-de-Bigorre, FranceHard
Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up3.21 January 2002Feucherolles, FranceClay (i)
Oscar Hernández
4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner1.1 April 2002Saint-Brieuc, FranceClay
Olivier Patience
6–4, 7–65(7–5)
Winner2.21 October 2002La Roche-sur-Yon, FranceHard (i)
Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Winner3.27 January 2003Feucherolles, FranceHard (i)
Zhu Benqiang
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up4.13 October 2003Saint-Dizier, FranceHard (i)
Thomas Dupré
7–5, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Runner-up5.19 January 2004Deauville, FranceClay (i)
Jean-Christophe Faurel
5–7, 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Winner4.26 January 2004Feucherolles, FranceHard (i)
Julien Jeanpierre
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner5.2 February 2004Bressuire, FranceHard (i)
Jérôme Haehnel
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up6.5 April 2004Angers, FranceClay (i)
Nicolas Devilder
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up7.12 April 2004Grasse, FranceClay
Gilles Simon
4–6, 1–6
Winner1.21 August 2004Timişoara, RomaniaClay
Oliver Marach
6–3, 6–1
Winner6.11 July 2005Saint-Gervais, FranceClay
Xavier Audouy
6–3, 6–1
Winner2.26 September 2005Grenoble, FranceHardThomas Enqvist6–0, 6–2
Winner3.27 March 2006Saint-Brieuc, FranceClay
Peter Wessels
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up1.4 July 2006Montauban, FranceClay
Lamine Ouahab
5–7, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
Winner4.18 February 2008Besançon, FranceHard (i)
Alexander Peya
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner5.11 May 2009Bordeaux, FranceClay
Mathieu Montcourt
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner6.17 October 2010Rennes, FranceHard
Stéphane Bohli
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–1
Winner7.13 March 2011Lille, FranceHard
Jonathan Eysseric
6–3, 6–2
Winner7.15 May 2011Bordeaux, FranceClayHoracio Zeballos6–2, 6–4
Winner8.4 November 2012Geneva, SwitzerlandClayMatthias Bachinger3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up2.17 February 2013Quimper, FranceHard
Marius Copil
6–7(9–11), 4–6
Doubles: 10 (5–5)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–2)
ITF Men's Circuits (3–3)
Runner-up1.2 April 2001Saint-Brieuc, FranceClay
Régis Lavergne
Cristian Kordasz
Rogier Wassen
4–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up2.18 June 2001Noisy-le-Grand, FranceClay
Anthony Maublanc
Xavier Pujo
Mehdi Tahiri
4–6, 3–6
Winner1.27 January 2003Feucherolles, FranceHard (i)
Nicolas Mahut
Matthieu Amgwerd
Josh Goffi
7–5, 6–4
Winner2.20 October 2003La Roche-sur-Yon, FranceHard (i)
Jean-Baptiste Perlant
Laurent Recouderc
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–2, 6–0
Winner3.19 January 2004Deauville, FranceClay (i)
Jean-Baptiste Perlant
Elefterios Alexiou
Alexandros Jakupovic
6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up3.8 March 2004Lille, FranceHard (i)
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Jean-François Bachelot
Jean-Michel Pequery
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner1.18 July 2005Tampere, FinlandClay
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Adam Chadaj
Filip Urban
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up1.4 July 2006Montauban, FranceClay
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Pablo Cuevas
Adrián García
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up2.10 July 2006Scheveningen, NetherlandsClay
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Guillermo García-López
Salvador Navarro-Gutiérrez
4–6, 6–0, [9–11]
Winner2.6 February 2011Courmayeur, ItalyHard (i)
Nicolas Mahut
Olivier Charroin
Alexandre Renard
6–3, 6–4
In a match during the 2007 Halle, Germany tournament, Gicquel was struck directly in the crotch by a 129 mph Benjamin Becker serve. He went on to beat Becker, but spent most of the night vomiting and in pain due to swelling and was forced to retire in his next match versus Jarkko Nieminen.[1]
Singles performance timeline
Australian OpenAAA2R3R1R2RQ1AQ2Q10 / 44–4
French Open1RA2R1R2R3R1R1RQ31RQ20 / 84–8
WimbledonAAA1R3R2R1R1RQ31RQ30 / 63–6
US OpenAA4R1R1R2R1R1RQ2Q2Q10 / 64–6
^ report in Chinese and with pictures
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