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- Age: 31 (05.09.1981)
- Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
- Residence: Livorno, Italy
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1997
- Coach: Fabrizio Fanucci
- Website: http://filippovolandri.it
As of 13.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age seven because his sister was playing and aunt was a tennis teacher...Father, Renato, manager of a pharmaceutical company and mother, Donatella, housewife...Has one older sister, Veronica...First coaches were his aunt (Susanna Paoletti) and Piero Cocchella...Likes football (supports Milan AC and Livorno teams) and going to movies (thriller and action films)...Admired Stefan Edberg but admits his game has little in common with the Swede's...Likes clay as a surface and favourite shot is the forehand...Likes tennis because it's an individual sport and for the chance to travel and see a lot of different places...Dream is to win Roland Garros.
2012 -- The Italian finished in Top 100 for 8th time in 10 years, highlighted by reaching his 9th career ATP World Tour final in São Paulo (l. to Almagro) in February. Also SF in Kitzbühel (l. to Kohlschreiber) in August...On Challenger circuit, compiled a 21-10 match record with a runner-up finish in Rabat, Morocco (l. to Klizan) and SF in 4 other tournaments (3 on home soil)...Lost in 1R in each Grand Slam tournament for 2nd year in a row and has lost in 13 straight Grand Slams since last win at ’07 Roland Garros (4R)...Compiled records of 11-14 on clay, 0-6 on hard and 0-1 on grass. His highest-ranked win came over No. 38 Thomaz Bellucci in São Paulo...
2011 -- The Italian veteran finished in Top 100 for 7th time in 9 years, highlighted by 2 ATP World Tour SF in Belgrade (l. to F. Lopez) and Bucharest (l. to F. Mayer)...Played well in Challenger events, compiling a 25-11 mark and going 1-3 in finals, all on home soil…Won title in Orbetello (d. Viola) in July and was runner-up in Barletta (l. to Bedene), Napoli (l. to Schoorel) and Todi (l. to Berlocq)...Compiled marks of 12-14 on clay, 1-2 on grass and 0-3 on hard...
2010 -- The veteran Italian finished in Top 100 for sixth time in last eight years…Played mainly Challengers winning a pair of titles on home soil in Rome (d. Ouahab) in April and in June (d. El Amrani)…Also runner-up back-to-back weeks in San Marino (l. to Haase) and Trani (l. to Huta Galung) in August…Posted an overall Challenger record of 39-18…His best ATP result came in Rome* as he reached 3rd RD (l. to Gulbis).
2008 -- The Italian finished out of Top 50 /Top 100 for first time since 2002...His best results were an ATP SF and two Challenger titles...Best ATP results came in back-to-back weeks in February, reaching QF at Costa do Sauipe (l. to Almagro) and SF at Buenos Aires (l. to Acasuso...Did not win consecutive ATP matches through rest of season, going 4-13 with best results 2nd RD at four clay tournaments (Acapulco, AMS Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Umag...In July, won Challenger titles in consecutive weeks at San Marino (d. Starace) and Cordenons (d. Hernandez)...Followed with SF at Manerbio Challenger...Compiled marks of 10-20 at ATP level (9-12 on clay) and 15-3 on Challenger circuit...In doubles, reached SF at Costa do Sauipe (w/Fognini).
2007--The No. 2 Italian (behind No. 31 Starace) finished in Top 50 for fifth straight year, highlighted by his first SF in an ATP Masters Series tournament... Reached QF in Valencia, 3rd RD in Barcelona and advanced to SF at AMS Rome with consecutive wins over No. 13 Gasquet, No. 1 Federer and No. 12 Berdych before losing to Gonzalez...Afterwards, climbed from No. 53 to No. 34...At Roland Garros, reached 4th RD for first time, defeating No. 7 Ljubicic in five sets (l. to Robredo)...Also reached SF in Bastad and followed with QF in Umag...Went 3-7 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 18-12 on clay and 2-11 on hard.
2006 -- Finished a year-end best No. 38 and won a personal-best 34 matches and appeared in three ATP finals, winning his first ATP title on home soil in Palermo (d. N. Lapentti)...Became first Italian to win there since Francesco Cancellotti in 1984...Also a finalist in Buenos Aires (l. to Moya) and Bucharest (l. to Melzer)...Reached SF in season opener in Doha (d. No. 5 Davydenko, l. to Monfils) and back-to-back clay events in Umag and Sopot...Also a QF in Valencia...Defeated No. 7 Robredo in opening rubber of Davis Cup World Group playoff tie in Spain but lost reverse singles to Nadal...Went 3-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled records of 30-17 on clay and 4-7 on hard...Earned a career-high $472,705...
2005 -- The No. 1 Italian...Finalist in Palermo for second straight season (l. to Andreev)...Advanced to SF in Vi±a del Mar, Casablanca and Umag...Reached AMS QF in Monte Carlo and Hamburg...Compiled a 27-16 record on clay but went 1-12 on other three surfaces (0-9 on hard)...Surpassed $1 million in career...
2004 -- Captured his first ATP title in St. P÷lten (d. Malisse) and reached two other finals in Umag (d. No. 4 Moya, l. to Ca±as) and Palermo (l. to Berdych)...Won first match at Wimbledon (d. J. Delgado) before a five-set loss to Ivanisevic...Advanced to SF in Bucharest...Led circuit in break points converted (53 percent) and return games won (37 percent)...Won Trani Challenger...
2003 -- Finished as No. 1 Italian for first time...Won Challenger titles in Cagliari (d. Nadal) and Biella (d. Acasuso)...At AMS Monte Carlo, made run to QF (d. Stepanek, Nalbandian, M. Norman; l. to Spadea)...Also reached QF at AMS Rome (l. to Federer), becoming first Italian to reach final eight since Gaudenzi in 1996...Reached final in Umag (l. to Moya) and QF in Bsstad and Stuttgart...
2002 -- Finalist at Rome and Graz Challengers...
2001 -- Had SF at Bucharest and Furth Challengers...Posted five-set win over Ivanisevic in Davis Cup World Group tie...
2000 -- Won first Challenger title at Biella and was runner-up at Prague...
On 12 February, in Sao Paulo 1R, the Italian saved 2 M.P. versus Gimeno-Traver in 76(6) 3rd set win…
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