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- Age: 28 (08.10.1985)
- Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
- Residence: Monte Carlo
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Coach: Umberto Rianna
- Website: http://www.simonebolelli.com
As of 25.08.2014
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Began playing tennis at age seven in Bologna and admired Stefan Edberg and Patrick Rafter growing up...Father, Daniele, is a dentist; mother, Stefania, is an accountant...Has one older sister, Simona, who is a bank manager...Used to swim and play football as a youngster...Likes cinema (favourite movie is Gladiator), music (Queen, Michael Jackson) and chatting with friends online...Goal is to reach Top 10...Favourite shot is forehand and surface is hard courts...Wife, Ximena Fleitas (married August 5, 2009).
2013 -- With fellow Italian Fognini, Bolelli reached the Australian Open doubles SFs (l. to Bryans in three sets)…They won their second ATP World Tour doubles title at Buenos Aires (d. Monroe-Stadler)…Improved to 3-1 in doubles finals…Reached Sao Paulo SFs, beating No. 15 Monaco in 2R before falling to Nalbandian...Also reached doubles Sfs (w/Fognini), but partner withdrew prior to match with left leg injury...On 2 March, partnering Fognini, the duo lost in the Acapulco final (l. to Kubot-Marrero)…On 23 March, retired with right wrist injury at 1-1 in 2nd set versus Dimitrov in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 2R…On 28 May, retired with right wrist injury in third set versus Lu in Roland Garros 1R…
2012 -- The Italian finished in Top 100 for 1st time in 3 years with successful Challenger results. Compiled a 27-12 match record and captured 2 titles in Florianopolis (d. Kavcic) and Recanati (d. F. Martin). Also a runner-up in San Marino (l. to Klizan), all on clay...Best ATP World Tour result was QF in Kitzbühel (l. to Klizan) and 3R at London/Queen’s Club (d. No. 13 Simon, l. to Malisse)...In Grand Slam play, lost in 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal) and qualified at Wimbledon (l. to Janowicz)...Compiled records of 2-4 on hard, 4-5 on clay and 2-2 on grass...Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2011 -- Successfully qualified into 4 ATP events in 14 attempts, including at Roland Garros (2R) and Wimbledon (3R). Won title at Rome Challenger...
2010 -- Reached SF or better in 5 Italian Challengers, including title in Turin and final in Biella...
2009 -- The Italian finished in Top 100 for third straight year… Reached a career-high No. 36 on Feb. 23…Won back-toback matches three times during season…Reached 3rd RD at Monte Carlo* (l. to Ljubicic) in April, QF in Umag in late July (l. to Davydenko) and 3rd RD in New Haven (l. to L. Mayer) in August…Did not win a match rest of season (0-5)…In Grand Slam play, reached 2nd RD at Roland Garros, defeating No. 20 Berdych in five sets (l. to Chardy), and at Wimbledon (d. Koellerer in five sets)…Went 0-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 8-9 on clay and 6-13 on hard, 1-1 on grass....
2008 -- The No. 2 Italian (behind Seppi) finished in Top 50 for first time by winning a career-high 29 matches, 20 more than previous season...In February, reached his first ATP SF in Zagreb (l. to Stakhovskiy) and then in May advanced to first final in Munich (l. to Gonzalez)...In Grand Slam play, turned in personal-best 3rd RD showings at Roland Garros (l. to Llodra) and Wimbledon (l. to Hewitt) where he beat No. 14 Gonzalez in 2nd RD...Finished season by qualifying and reaching 2nd RD at AMS tournaments in Madrid (ret. vs. Murray) and Paris (l. to Blake) in between a QF in Basel (l. to Federer)...Went 0-12 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 13-8 on clay, 13-19 on hard and 3-3 on grass...Earned a career-high $657,826.
2007 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time at No. 67 with a combination of success in ATP and Challenger tournaments...Went 9-15 in ATP level matches, including three in Grand Slam play and compiled a 22-6 mark in Challengers, winning two titles...In February, reached final at Bergamo Challenger (l. to Santoro) and following month won his first ATP matches at AMS Miami (d. Monfils and No. 22 Tursunov before falling to Ferrer in 3rd RD...In April, reached final at Casablanca Challenger (l. to Cilic) and followed with win over No. 26 Safin in Barcelona (l. to countryman Starace)...Returned to Challenger play in Tunis and won third career title (d. Pavel)...Made his debut at Roland Garros and defeated '03 finalist Verkerk before losing to Canas in 2nd RD...Also made successful debuts at Wimbledon with a four-sets win over Garcia-Lopez (l. to Hewitt in 2nd RD) and at US Open by defeating Benneteau (l. to No. 9 Berdych in 2nd RD)...Closed season with title at Bratislava Challenger (d. Falla)...In doubles, reached final at Genova Challenger (w/Cipolla).
2006 -- Compiled a 32-15 record in Challenger level action, winning titles on clay in Biella (d. Minar) and Como (d. Luzzi)...Also reached finals in Bergama (l. to Bogdanovic) and Recanati (l. to Sanguinetti) and SF at Barletta and Genova...Made ATP debut at AMS Rome (as wild card) and lost to Verdasco in three sets...Qualified in Stuttgart (l. to Novak) and Vienna (l. to Hrbaty)...
2005 -- Advanced to Trani Challenger final (l. to Dlouhy) and SF at Rimini and Tampere Challengers...
2004 -- Played entire season on Futures and Challenger circuits, winning titles at Italy Futures #8 and Italy Futures #15...Reached final at Belgium Futures #1...Advanced to first Challenger final at Brasov (l. to Ionita) and SF at Quito...
2003 -- Advanced to first SF at Egypt Futures #1 and QF in three other Futures events...
Represented Italy in 3-1 win over Argentina in Davis Cup World Group 1R, partnering Fognini to doubles rubber win…Helped Italy reach Davis Cup SFs for first time in 16 years with 3-2 win over Great Britain; partnering Fognini in doubles rubber (l. to Fleming-A. Murray)…
Beat No. 22 seed Kohlschreiber in five sets in Wimbledon 2R; reached 3R as a lucky loser for the 2nd time in 4 years (also reached 3R as lucky loser in 2011). The last lucky loser to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon was Belgium’s Dick Norman in 1995...
The Italian climbed his way back into Top 100 for 1st time since July 1, '13 on July 28 at No. 89 after capturing Oberstaufen Challenger title (d. Berrer). It was 1 of 4 Challenger titles during year en route to 25-3 match record...Also won titles in Bergamo (d. Struff) in February and back-to-back on clay Vercelli (d. Delic) in late April and Tunis (d. Reister) in May...Qualified at Roland Garros (d. Arnaboldi, l. to Ferrer) and Wimbledon (d. Kohlschreiber, l. to Nishikori)...
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