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- Age: 31 (15.12.1981)
- Birthplace: Rome, Italy
- Residence: Siena, Italy
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 169 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Coach: Claudio Galoppini
As of 09.12.2013
|Ranking||Week Change||W-L||Titles||Prize Money*|
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
2012 -- The No. 3 Italian finished in Top 100 for 1st time in 3 years with a career-best No. 63 ranking and strong play on Challenger circuit, compiling a 37-10 match record and a 2-6 record in finals. Also won 8 ATP World Tour matches...In 1st 4 months, reached finals at Salinas (l. to Pella), Guadalajara (l. to Alves), San Luis Potosi (l. to Ramirez-Hidalgo) and Sarasota (l. to Querrey), all on clay...Did not win back-to-back matches again until August when he won title at Cordenons (d. Gimeno-Traver). A month later, reached final on home soil in Todi (l. to Kuznetsov)...Played in each Grand Slam tournament and lost in 1R, falling to No. 1 Djokovic at Australian and US Opens. Fell to No. 13 Almagro at Roland Garros and to Mahut in 5 sets at Wimbledon...Compiled records of 3-7 on clay, 4-7 on hard and 1-3 on grass. Earned a career-high $285,324...
2011 -- The Italian compiled his best results on Challenger circuit with a 39-21 match record with titles in Pereira (d. Dutra Silva) in April and Ljubljana (d. Zemlja) in September…Also SF 4 times... In limited ATP World Tour play (2-3 mark), qualified at Indian Wells (d. Ljubicic, l. to Gasquet) and in Rome (d. Naso, l. to Nadal 60 in 3rd set)...
2010 -- Went 3-15 in ATP events…Made Davis Cup debut in dead rubber against The Netherlands…Won Rimini Challenger (d. Delbonis)….Finalist at Pereira Challenger (l. to Giraldo)...
2009 -- The Italian finished in Top 100 for first time by putting together an impressive Challenger campaign with three titles in six finals and a 48-21 match record…His 48 wins were tied for most during year along with Zeballos…Played in only ATP World Tour match in final tournament in Lyon and lost in first round to Becker…In February captured title at Ivory Coast Futures…Two months later reached final at San Luis Potosi Challenger (l. to Giraldo) and three weeks later was runner-up in Tenerife (l. to Chiudinelli)…In back-to-back weeks in June-July, captured titles in Reggio Emilia (d. Lisnard) and Rijeka (d. Kavcic)…In September won title in Ljubljana (d. Zemlja) and runner-up at Tarragona (l. to Gimeno-Traver)…Earned a career-high $98,91...
2008 -- On home soil, captured titles at Italy #2 Futures and Alessandria Challenger (d. Vagnozzi)…Reached SFs at Salinas Challengers and QFs at Leon, Todi and Bronx…
2007 -- Advanced to SF at Salinas and QF at Furth Challengers…
2006 -- Won first Challenger title in Tarragona (d. El Aynaoui) and reached final at San Luis Potosi (l. to Eitzinger)…Also SF at Milan and Constanta and advanced to QFs at Rome, Barcelona and Sevilla…
2005 -- Reached QFs at Mantova, Trani and Sunderland, SFs at Canberra Challengers…
2004 -- Reached SF at Cordenons Challenger and QF at Mantova and San Benedetto Challengers…
2003 -- Reached SF at Trani Challenger and QF at Bucharest…Won first Futures title at Croatia #3 on clay...
On 10 February, partnering Starace, the duo won the Vina del Mar doubles title (d. Nadal-Monaco) in his first ATP World Tour final…On 9 March, failed to convert 3 M.P. at 5-2 and 5-3 in 3rd set versus Simon in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2R…