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- Age: 32 (10.09.1981)
- Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
- Residence: Basel, Switzerland
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2000
- Coach: Amos Mansdorf
- Website: http://www.marcochiudinelli.com
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Only child of parents Lorenzo and Reni, who are both Information Technology specialists...Speaks German, English and French…Considers strengths as serve and baseline play and hard courts as favorite surface...Listens to variety of rock bands and favorites are: Dream Theater, Metallica, Coldplay, Züri West, Patent Ochsner, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Transatlantic, Audioslave...When at home, enjoys spending quality time with friends and going to concerts...Big fan of soccer team FC Basel and likes to play jassen (Swiss card game)...Considers best moment of his career: playing first Davis Cup match in 2005; Winning first ATP World Tour doubles title in Gstaad in 2009 (w/Lammer), reaching third round at US Open in 2006 and '09 and first ATP World Tour semi-final in Basel in '09...Received 2009 Comeback Player of the Year Award from Federer at Indian Wells on 16 March '10...Player he admired growing up was Ivan Lendl...Future goals are reaching Top 50 and winning a singles title.
2010 -- Went 3-6 through first two months of season, highlighted by 2nd RD exits at Doha (l. to Davydenko), Australian Open (l. to Djokovic) and Rotterdam (l. to Djokovic)...Attained a career-high No. 52 on 22 February...Represented Switzerland in two singles rubbers versus Spain in Davis Cup 1st RD...On 16 March, was presented with ATP 2009 Comeback Player of the Year award by Federer at Indian Wells...Advanced to Roland Garros 2nd RD (l. to Isner) and Wimbledon 1st RD exit (l. to Dolgopolov)…Won back-to-back tour-level matches for first time at Stuttgart in July, reaching QFs (l. to Gimeno-Traver)…Did so again in Washington D.C. in early August, advancing to 3rd RD (l. to Nalbandian)…Fell to Isner in US Open 2nd RD…In September, represented Switzerland in Davis Cup World Group play-off tie versus Kazakhstan…In doubles play, reached three QFs at Doha and Halle (w/Troicki) and Munich (w/Hajek)…
2009 -- The Swiss No. 3 (behind No. 1 Federer, No. 21 Wawrinka) made second-biggest ranking jump of any player in Top 100, climbing over 700 positions from previous year...Won a personal-best 10 ATP World Tour level matches and went 14-7 in Challengers with one title...Qualified into a personal-best seven main draws on ATP World Tour and advanced to his first SF on home soil in Basel (l. to Federer)...Also reached QF as a qualifier in Bangkok, losing to No. 7-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a third set tie-break...Followed up by qualifying into Tokyo (d. Sela, l. to Monfils) and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (l. to Bellucci)...In March, he played in first round Davis Cup tie against the U.S. and lost to Roddick and Blake in straight sets...In May, qualified at Tenerife Challenger in Spain and won title (d. Lorenzi)...Also advanced to SF at Cremona and Pozoblanco Challengers...Made his best Grand Slam showing at US Open where he reached 3rd RD with wins over Starace and Youzhny (l. to No. 8 Davydenko)...In doubles, won first ATP World Tour title in Gstaad (w/Lammer) and runner-up in Halle (w/A. Beck)...Earned a career-high $329,293...
2008 -- Came back in August after a knee injury sidelined him for eight months... Advanced to QFs at Astana Challenger and won Dubai #1 Futures title in November...
2007 -- Won first round Davis Cup matches over Spain’s Verdasco and Ferrer... Underwent surgery on his left knee on November 14 and was sidelined for eight months...
2006 -- Won two Futures titles after returning from a right shoulder injury that kept him out for nine months... Reached the 3rd RD at US Open, beating Feliciano Lopez in 2nd RD (l. to Gasquet)... Reached SFs at Mons Challenger and QFs at Dnepropetrovsk…
2005 -- Reached SFs at Wroclaw Challenger... Made Davis Cup debut against the Netherlands...
2004 -- Won Futures title in Qatar and reached final at Belgrade Challenger (l. to Zimonjic), defeating Djokovic in 1st RD... Advanced to SFs at Ho Chi Minh Challenger and QFs at Busan, Mexico City, Kosice and San Luis Potosi... Won his 1st ATP World Tour level match (d.compatriot Kratochvil) on grass at his training base in Halle... Won first Challenger in Donetsk...
2003 -- Reached QFs at Belgrade Challenger....Reached SFs at Fergana and Nottingham Challengers... Played first Tour event in Bangkok (l. to Ancic)…
2002 -- Won first Futures title in Dubai... Later won another Futures and reached QF at Samarkand Challenger…
2001 -- Reached QF at Challenger in Seoul.
Represented Switzerland in 3-2 loss to Czech Republic in Davis Cup 1R…Partnering Wawrinka, the duo lost to Berdych/Rosol 24-22 in fifth set, match lasted 7 hours, 1 minute and is the longest Davis Cup match on record (in terms of duration). The previous longest was the fifth rubber of the 1982 World Group QF between McEnroe (USA) and Wilander (SWE), which lasted 6 hours, 22 minutes…
Helped Switzerland to 4-1 Davis Cup World Group play-off win over Ecuador, beating Campozano in singles rubber…On 21 October, partnering Lammer, narrowly lost to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski 17-15 in Match TB in Basel 1R…
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