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- Pronounced: gi-NEP-ree
- Age: 31 (07.10.1982)
- Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
- Residence: Kennesaw, GA, USA
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Coach: Jay Bosworth
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Robert Louis Ginepri...A multi-sport athlete who didn’t devote himself to tennis until he was 12 years old...Father, Rene, who was born in Luxembourg, is a systems analyst; mother, Nancy, is a school teacher...Has one older sister, Jenni...Runner-up at US Open juniors (l. to Roddick) in first all-American final since 1985, reached final of US Super National Boys’ 18s (l. to King) and won doubles title (w/Tres Davis)... Captured Easter Bowl 18s title and helped US win Sunshine Cup over Spain, the junior equivalent to Davis Cup...In 1999, finished No. 1 and undefeated (23-0) in USTA 16-and-under competition, winning national title...Enjoys fishing and fan of NFL’s Atlanta Falcons...First player to compete at Wimbledon with a sleeveless shirt on June 23, 2003...Joined Atlanta Youth Tennis Foundation advisory board for underprivileged kids in 2004...Married Josephine Stafford on 29 September 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia...Guests included James Blake, Thomas Blake, Bobby Reynolds, Travis Rettenmaier, Ryan Sweeting, Carsten Ball, and Robert Kendrick...Fitness trainer is Jamie Gabel.
2001 -- Won first ATP match in Los Angeles, losing in 2nd RD to Kuerten. Reached QF in Lexington Challenger. Won first Grand Slam match at US Open debut over Levy (l. to Federer). Finished with runner-up at Urbana Challenger (l. to Karlovic), SF in Knoxville and QF in Tarzana and Tyler.
2002 -- Captured first Challenger title at Rocky Mount (d. A. Kim) and another in Burbank (d. Rehnquist). Reached first ATP SF in Newport...
2003 -- Finished in Top 30 (at No. 30) and captured first ATP title in Newport (d. Melzer). Also QF at AMS Indian Wells (d. Safin, l. to Hewitt), AMS Miami and AMS Cincinnati. Reached 3rd RD at US Open (d. Ferrer, Ferreira, l. to T. Martin). Finished with QF in Lyon and Stockholm. Underwent arthroscopic right hand surgery on May 19 and missed two months.
2004 -- Best results came in Grand Slam play with 4th RD at Australian Open and Wimbledon (d. No. 5 Ferrero), losing to Grosjean both times. Made Davis Cup debut in 1st RD tie against Austria and rallied from two-sets deficit in opening rubber against Melzer to win in five sets. Then won dead rubber over Koubek. Reached QF in Scottsdale and Vienna and SF in Washington.
2005 -- The No. 3 American compiled his best season with first Top 20 year-end ranking (No. 17) along with personal highs in match wins (37) and earnings ($812,626)...After falling to a season-low ranking of No. 103 on July 4 and 9-13 record through June, in last five months put together a 28-10 mark, winning at least one round in 10 of his last 11 tournaments, including QF or better seven times... In July, captured ATP title in Indianapolis, defeating top seed Roddick for first time (1-6) in QF (saving three match points), Beck in SF and countryman Dent in final... Then followed with QF in Los Angeles, 3rd RD in Washington and SF at AMS Cincinnati (d. No. 4 Safin, l. to Federer)... Came into US Open ranked No. 46 and made run to his first Grand Slam SF with consecutive five-set wins over Haas (3rd), Gasquet (4th) and Coria (QF) before falling in five sets to Agassi...Afterwards, jumped to No. 21...Following Open, went 8-5 and advanced to QF in Bangkok and Tokyo... In final AMS events in Madrid and Paris, reached SF (l. to Nada)l, and 3rd RD (l. to Gaudio), respectively... Went a career-best 5-7 vs. Top 10 opponents after an 0-4 start...
2006 -- After a 6-16 start through Wimbledon, compiled an 18-10 mark rest of campaign...His best results came during US Open Series with a 7-4 run before reaching 3rd RD at US Open (l. to Haas in five sets)...In July, advanced to SF in Indianapolis and QF in Los Angeles...At AMS Cincinnati, fell to Murray in 3rd RD...Following US Open, advanced to QF in Bangkok , AMS Madrid (d. No. 8 Robredo, l. to Federer) and Lyon...
2007 -- Finished out of Top 100 for first time since 2002 with his best results 3rd RD showings at Australian Open, Queen's in London and US Open for fourth time in past five years.
2008 -- The American finished at No. 51 for second time in three years by winning 14 more matches than previous season...Jumped off to a 10-4 start in first three months, making three consecutive SF appearances in Delray Beach (l. to Blake), San Jose (d. No. 9 Blake, l. to Stepanek) and Las Vegas (d. No. 17 Baghdatis, l. to Anderson)...Did not win back-to-back matches again until May when he reached QF in Pöertschach (l. to Monaco)...At Roland Garros, turned in a career-best 4th RD showing (d. Andreev, l. to Gonzalez)...Best results rest of season were 3rd RD finishes in New Haven and AMS Madrid (d. No. 6 Davydenko, l. to Simon)...Went 2-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled an 18-13 mark on hard and 5-4 on clay.
2009 -- The American captured his third career title in Indianapolis and finished in Top 100 for sixth time in seven years…Was sidelined in February by appendicitis that required a nine-day stay in hospital...Returned to action two months later…Won four of 17 matches before winning Indianapolis (d. Querrey)…He also won his last title there four years earlier…In October, reached QF in Moscow (l. to Tipsarevic)…Went 11-13 on hard, 2-4 on grass and 0-4 on clay.
2010 -- Fell in Australian Open 1st RD (l. to Hajek)…In April, he reached an ATP Challenger Tour final at Tallahassee (l. to Dabul)…Represented United States at World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, reaching the final (l. to Argentina)…As World No. 98 at Roland Garros, beat No. 18 seed Querrey, Starace and 2003 champion/No. 16 seed Ferrero for 4th RD berth to match his best performance in 2008…Beat Ferrero 75 63 36 26 75 in three hours, 16 minutes to become first American to beat a Spaniard in five sets since Sampras beat Bruguera in 1996 2nd RD…The last American outside the Top 10 to beat a former Roland Garros champion in Paris was No. 41 Spadea in 2005 when he defeated 2002 champion and No. 72-ranked Costa in 1st RD…Suffered a Wimbledon 1st RD exit (l. to No. 6 Soderling in three sets)…Went 3-4 during the summer North American hard-court swing, culminating in a US Open 1st RD loss to Schwank…Compiled a 0-6 doubles season record…On 24 September, he underwent left arm surgery after an biking accident earlier in the week. Sidelined until 2011.
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