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- Age: 28 (24.03.1985)
- Birthplace: Lisboa, Portugal
- Residence: Sintra, Portugal
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Website: http://www.fredericogil.com/
As of 13.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age five...Father, Rui, is a director of an insurance company; Mother, Carlota, is a mathematics teacher...Has one younger sister, Ana, who is studying communications at university... Enjoys computers, video games, internet, gadgets and golf... Idol growing up was Andre Agassi... During junior career, won title in Bolivia and reached two finals in his home country in 2002...Following year, won junior title in Argentina and Portugal while reaching final in Brazil...In last junior tournament, reached QF at Orange Bowl...Finished No. 10 in world junior rankings in 2003...Considers hard his favourite surface.
Gil DEUCE Feature (May 2009)
2011 -- The No. 2 player from Portugal (behind No. 68 Machado) finished in Top 100 for 2nd time in 3 years, highlighted by 1st career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 QF in Monte-Carlo (l. to Murray) as a qualifier…A week later reached a career-high ranking of No. 62...Also compiled a 14-11 record in Challenger level play during season and advanced to SF at Genova and QF in 5 other events...
2010 -- The No. 2 Portuguese native (behind No. 93 Machado) finished just outside Top 100…Played in 12 ATP level tournaments and in May broke through to reach his first ATP World Tour final on home soil in Estoril (l. to Montanes 7-5 in third set)…Became first Portuguese man to reach an ATP singles final…One month later, captured Milan Challenger title (d. M. Gonzalez)…Posted an ATP record of 12-13 and 25-13 in Challengers.
2009 -- Finished as highest-ranked Portuguese man in history of South African Airways ATP Rankings (since 1973) and first player from his country in year-end Top 100 since Nuno Marques was No. 92 in 1995…Won personal-best 18 matches on ATP World Tour and compiled 17-8 mark in Challengers…Began season in February with back-to-back SF results in Johannesburg (l. to Tsonga)on hard and Costa do Sauipe (l. to Bellucci) on clay…In March qualified Miami* and posted wins over Zverev and Karlovic before losing to No. 1 Nadal in 3rd RD…Followed with QF in Casablanca, 2nd RD in Barcelona (l. to Nadal) and runner-up at Tunis Challenger (l. to Gaudio)…Did not win back-to-back matches until August when he reached SF at Istanbul Challenger and followed with 3rd RD in New Haven (l. to Andreev)…In October, won Napoli-2 Challenger title (d. Starace) and reached QF at Orleans Challenger (l. to Llodra)…Compiled marks of 9-7 on hard, 8-9 on clay and 1-2 on grass while earning career-high $284,235...
2008 -- Compiled a career-best 37-19 record in Challenger play, highlighted by titles at Sassuolo (d. Ventura) and Istanbul (d. Dorsch) while reaching SF at East London, Milan and Turin…Also QF in seven other Challengers and at ATP World Tour event in native country in Estoril (l. to Federer)…Played in Grand Slam tournaments at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open, losing in the first round in each to Chardy…
2007 -- The Portuguese No. 1 finished in Top 150 for first time...Began season in Davis Cup play against Georgia (l. to Chikhladze) in February. Fell to Benneteau in Casablanca first round before reaching Estoril 2nd RD, with lone ATP win over Ramirez Hidalgo (l. to Gasquet). Went 1-5 at ATP-level and 0-2 in doubles. On Challenger circuit, won Seville title (d. Andujar) to rise to career-high No. 135 in ATP Rankings in September. Finished doubles runner-up four times in Karlsruhe (w/Berrer), Furth (w/Fognini), Manerbio (w/Martin) and Bogota (w/Norman).
2006 -- In May, made ATP debut in Estoril as a wild card and reached QF (d. Luque, Tursunov; l. to eventual champion Nalbandian). Captured first Challenger title in June at Sassuolo (d. Fraile). Also won two Futures titles in three finals. In doubles, won Futures title at Portugal #3. Runner-up at Milan Challenger (w/Viloca) and three other Futures events.
2005 -- Won three Futures titles, at Portugal #1 and #3 (d. Granollers-Pujol at both) and Venezuela #5. Doubles finalist at Bogota Challenger (w/Melo) and Portugal #3 Futures
2004 -- Appeared in three Futures doubles finals, titling at Portugal #3 (w/Mota)
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