Gilles Müller

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Gilles Müller
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Country (sports) Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
Residence Reckange-sur-Mess, Luxembourg
Born (1983-05-09) 9 May 1983 (age 37)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2018
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$5,991,874
Singles
Career record233–213 (52.2%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 21 (31 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2015)
French Open 2R (2012, 2015)
Wimbledon QF (2017)
US Open QF (2008)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (2016)
Doubles
Career record61–88 (40.9%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 74 (1 May 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016, 2017)
French Open 1R (2005, 2006, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2014, 2015)
US Open 2R (2015, 2016)

Gilles Müller (Luxembourgish pronunciation:  [ˈʒil ˈmylɐ] ; born 9 May 1983) is a retired tennis player from Luxembourg. He is a two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist and the most successful male tennis player in the history of his country. Müller won two titles on the ATP World Tour and achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 21 on 31 July 2017. He was known for his powerful left-handed serve and excellent net skills. Following his retirement, Müller was appointed as Luxembourg's Davis Cup team captain.

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Career

Junior tennis

In 2001, the year in which he would turn pro, Müller reached the final of the Boys' Singles at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, where he was defeated by Roman Valent of Switzerland (6–3, 5–7, 3–6). Müller also won the Boys' Singles final at the 2001 US Open, defeating Taiwan's Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (7–6, 6–2). He finished the year 2001 as the world No. 1 junior, posting a singles record of 72–26 throughout his junior career.

2004–2005 and success against top players

Starting 2004 ranked 193, Müller had several victories over top players, including Andre Agassi in the semifinals of the 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., Rafael Nadal in the second round of the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, and Andy Roddick in the first round of the 2005 US Open. He reached two ATP finals during that time span, losing to Lleyton Hewitt at the Washington Open in 2004 and to Andre Agassi at the LA Open in 2005. [1]

Müller led the Davis Cup team to a surprise victory against Finland in February 2004. [2] [3]

2008: First Grand Slam quarterfinal

At the 2008 US Open, Müller, ranked 130 at the time, had to go through the qualification tournament. He reached the main draw and advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, earnining a win over fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko in the fourth round. He lost to defending and eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets (6–7, 4–6, 6–7).

2009–2013 and injuries

On 19 January 2009, Müller beat Spaniard Feliciano López (6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 16–14) in an epic four-hour, 24-minute match in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open. His run in the tournament ended in the third round by the eighth-seeded Juan Martín del Potro.

Muller at the 2011 US Open Gilles Muller US Open 2011.JPG
Müller at the 2011 US Open

In September 2011, he advanced to the fourth round of the US Open, losing to Rafael Nadal, whom he had already lost to in the third round of Wimbledon earlier that same year.

Müller registered his 100th singles win by defeating Australian Marinko Matosevic (7–6, 6–4) in Atlanta. [4] He also reached the Atlanta Open final, losing to Andy Roddick (6–1, 6–7, 2–6) after the American came back from one set and one break down to win what would be his last final on the ATP World Tour. [5]

Müller's final match in 2013 was at the 2013 French Open where he lost in round 1 to Roberto Bautista Agut. He finished the year at No. 368 in the world rankings after missing the second half of the season with an elbow injury. [6] [7]

2014: Back inside the top 50

In January, Müller returned to playing tennis and competed mostly on the Challenger Tour, winning five titles.

Müller qualified for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships where he lost to Roger Federer in the second round.

Müller lost in the first round at the US Open to Paul-Henri Mathieu (7–6, 5–7, 6–7, 7–6, 1–6).

Müller lost to Federer in the first round of the 2014 Swiss Indoors before falling in the qualifying rounds of the Paris Masters. He finished the season with a ranking of No. 47 and was elected Luxembourg's Sportsman of the Year.

2015: Breaking the top 40

Müller began 2015 at the Aircel Chennai Open, where he made the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka. He then competed in the Sydney International losing in the semifinals to Viktor Troicki, the eventual champion. He put together his best Australian Open campaign to date, losing in the fourth round to world No. 1 and eventual champion Novak Djokovic (4–6, 5–7, 5–7). His performance during the entire month saw him crack the top 40 for the first time in his career on 2 February. [7]

He had a strong showing in Rotterdam, defeating David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov, and then lost to Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. However, he fell out of the top 50 for the first time of the year on 11 May because he didn't defend his titles on the Challenger Tour.

Müller had a strong start to the grass court season, reaching the semifinals of the Topshelf Open as well as the quarterfinals at Queen's, beating defending champion Dimitrov for the second time in two meetings since the beginning of the year. He then lost to eventual champion Andy Murray.

This was followed by a semifinals appearance at the 2015 BB&T Atlanta Open, where he eventually lost to Marcos Baghdatis in three sets (7–6, 3–6, 6–7).

He also reached the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open in addition to the semifinals of the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships.

Müller finished the season with a world ranking of No. 38 and was elected Luxembourg's Sportsman of the Year for the second year in a row.

2016: Fourth and fifth ATP finals

He started 2016 by reaching the semifinals of both the Sydney International and the 2016 Garanti Koza Sofia Open.

At the 2016 Ricoh Open, he reached the final, losing to the defending champion Nicolas Mahut in straight sets. At the 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham, he reached the semifinals, falling to second-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.

He advanced to the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, losing to second-seeded Ivo Karlović in three sets.

Müller represented Luxembourg in singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning in the first round against Jerzy Janowicz and then beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round before losing to Roberto Bautista Agut (4–6, 6–7).

At the 2016 Swiss Indoors, Müller defeated Grigor Dimitrov in the first round and then went on to reach the semifinals, falling to Kei Nishikori in three sets.

He finished 2016 with a ranking of No. 34 and was again elected Luxembourg's Sportsman of the Year.

2017: Career-best year

Müller finally won his maiden ATP World Tour title at the 2017 Sydney International, over a decade after his first final. He saved a match point in the first round against Alexandr Dolgopolov. This came less than a week after he lost in the men's doubles final of the 2017 Brisbane International, playing alongside Sam Querrey.

He also made the final of Estoril, losing to Pablo Carreño Busta in what was his first ATP final played on clay. This resulted in him reaching a singles ranking of 26.

Then, at the 2017 Ricoh Open aged 34, Müller set up the oldest ATP World Tour tournament singles final in 41 years against Ivo Karlović, aged 38. [8] He won the match in two straight tiebreaks (7–6, 7–6), claiming his second ATP World Tour title in the process.

Despite being ranked 26 in the world, Müller's excellent form on grass in the last 12 months saw him earn a seeding of 16th at Wimbledon, where he made the quarterfinals after defeating world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller, winning (6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 15–13) in 4 hours and 48 minutes. [9] The Luxembourger would subsequently have his run at The Championships ended by the eventual runner-up Marin Čilić, who beat him in another match that went five sets (6–3, 6–7, 5–7, 7–5, 1–6), after Müller experienced physical fatigue during the 5th set.

After reaching a career-high singles ranking of 21 on 31 July and ending the season ranked world No. 25, he was elected Luxembourg's Sportsman of the Year for the fourth year in a row.

2018: Final season

Müller entered an ATP tournament as a defending champion for the first time in his career at the 2018 Sydney International, ousting John Millman before subsequently losing to Benoît Paire. He then reached the third round of the 2018 Australian Open, ultimately bowing out to Pablo Carreño Busta in four sets.

Müller announced on 16 July that he would retire at the end of the season. [10] He played his last match on the ATP World Tour at the 2018 US Open, losing in a five-setter to Lorenzo Sonego in the first round.

National representation

Davis Cup

Müller competed in 30 ties after he was first nominated in 2000. Out of 73 matches, he won 56 and lost 17, which made him Luxembourg's most successful Davis Cup player. Following his retirement in 2018, Müller was appointed as Luxembourg's Davis Cup team captain.

Olympic Games

Müller qualified for the Olympic Games twice: in London 2012 and in Rio 2016, reaching the second round at the former and the third round at the latter.

ATP career finals

Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2–6)
Indoor (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1 Aug 2004 Washington Open, USInternationalHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lleyton Hewitt 3–6, 4–6
Loss0–2 Jul 2005 Los Angeles Open, USInternationalHard Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 4–6, 5–7
Loss0–3 Jul 2012 Atlanta Open, US250 SeriesHard Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick 6–1, 6–7(2–7), 2–6
Loss0–4 Jun 2016 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands250 SeriesGrass Flag of France.svg Nicolas Mahut 4–6, 4–6
Loss0–5 Jul 2016 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, US250 SeriesGrass Flag of Croatia.svg Ivo Karlović 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 6–7(12–14)
Win1–5 Jan 2017 Sydney International, Australia250 SeriesHard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Evans 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Loss1–6 May 2017 Estoril Open, Portugal250 SeriesClay Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Carreño Busta 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win2–6 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands250 SeriesGrass Flag of Croatia.svg Ivo Karlović 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–2)
Indoor (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1 Aug 2015 Atlanta Open, US250 SeriesHard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Colin Fleming Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–7(2–7), [4–10]
Loss0–2 Jan 2017 Brisbane International, Australia250 SeriesHard Flag of the United States.svg Sam Querrey Flag of Australia (converted).svg Thanasi Kokkinakis
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jordan Thompson
6–7(7–9), 4–6

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures titles

Singles: 15

Challengers (11)
Futures (4)
No.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
1.9 April 2001 Kuwait City, Kuwait Hard Flag of Chile.svg Hermes Gamonal 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
2.11 February 2002 Glasgow, United KingdomHard Flag of Germany.svg Maximilian Abel 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
3.22 April 2002 Montego Bay, Jamaica Hard Flag of France.svg Julien Cassaigne6–3, 7–6(7–4)
4.26 August 2002 Florianópolis, BrazilClay Flag of Brazil.svg Rodrigo Monte3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
1.21 July 2003 Valladolid, SpainHard Flag of Spain.svg Iván Navarro 6–4, 6–3
2.19 April 2004 Napoli, ItalyClay Flag of France.svg Arnaud Di Pasquale 7–6(9–7), 6–7(1–7), 6–1
3.28 June 2004 Córdoba, SpainHard Flag of Spain.svg Nicolás Almagro 6–1, 6–2
4.7 April 2008 Humacao, Puerto Rico Hard Flag of Peru.svg Iván Miranda 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
5.26 May 2008 Izmir, TurkeyHard Flag of Denmark.svg Kristian Pless 7–5, 6–3
6.5 June 2011 Nottingham, Great BritainGrass Flag of Germany.svg Matthias Bachinger 7–6(7–4), 6–2
7.2 April 2014 Guadalajara, MexicoHard Flag of the United States.svg Denis Kudla 6–2, 6–2
8.27 April 2014 Shenzen, ChinaHard Flag of Slovakia.svg Lukáš Lacko 7–6(7–4), 6–3
9.4 May 2014 Taipei, TaiwanCarpet Flag of Australia (converted).svg John-Patrick Smith 6–3, 6–3
10.11 May 2014 Gimcheon, South KoreaHard Flag of Japan.svg Tatsuma Ito 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4
11.20 July 2014 Recanati, ItalyHard Flag of Serbia.svg Ilija Bozoljac 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 4

Challengers (3)
Futures (1)
No.DateTournamentSurfacePartneringOpponentsScore
1.6 August 2001 Luxembourg City, LuxembourgClay Flag of Luxembourg.svg Mike Scheidweiler Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Adamson
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raoul Snijders
6–4, 6–3
1.21 June 2004 Andorra la Vella, AndorraHard Flag of Pakistan.svg Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Flag of Mexico.svg Santiago González
Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro Hernández
6–3, 7–5
2.12 September 2010 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, FranceHard Flag of France.svg Édouard Roger-Vasselin Flag of Latvia.svg Andis Juška
Flag of Latvia.svg Deniss Pavlovs
6–0, 2–6, [13–11]
3.30 September 2012 Orléans, FranceHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Dlouhý Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Xavier Malisse
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Skupski
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

Performance timelines

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#APZ#POGF-SSF-BNMSNH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAA 1R 1R 2R 2R Q1 3R A 2R 1R 1R A 4R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 1212–12
French Open AAA Q1 Q2 1R 1R Q1 A 1R A Q2 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 92–9
Wimbledon AAAA Q1 3R 1R 2R Q2 1R Q3 3R 1R A 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 0 / 1112–11
US Open AAA Q1 Q1 2R 1R Q1 QF AA 4R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 1010–10
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–13–41–42–24–12–30–06–32–40–21–24–42–46–43–40 / 4236–42
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters AAAA Q1 3R 1R AAAAA 2R 1R A 2R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 85–8
Miami Open AAAA 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 1R AA 2R 1R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 102–10
Monte-Carlo Masters AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 1R 2R 2R 0 / 32–3
Madrid Open NHAA Q1 AAA Q1 AAAAAA 1R A 2R A0 / 21–2
Italian Open AAAAAAAAAAAA Q2 AAAAA 1R 0 / 10–1
Canadian Open AAAAA Q2 Q1 AAAAAAAA 3R 2R AA0 / 23–2
Cincinnati Masters AAAAA Q1 AAAA Q1 AAAA 1R A 2R A0 / 21–2
Shanghai Masters Not Masters SeriesAAAAAA 1R AAA0 / 10–1
Paris Masters AAAAAAAAAAA 1R AA Q2 A 2R AA0 / 21–2
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–12–20–20–00–00–10–00–12–20–20–02–63–55–51–40 / 3115–31
National representation
Summer Olympics ANot HeldANot HeldANot Held 2R Not Held 3R Not Held0 / 23–2
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z2 A Z3 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 AA Z2 0 / 035–11
Win–Loss3–02–33–02–13–11–22–01–32–00–05–03–12–12–02–02–02–10–01–00 / 238–13
Career statistics
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018Career
Tournaments001182120369211218624242019204
Titles / Finals0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 10 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 22 / 30 / 02 / 8
Hard Win–Loss0–00–03–01–212–813–1310–102–55–44–51–115–1114–144–43–525–1822–1716–126–101 / 132156–139
Clay Win–Loss3–01–20–01–00–04–53–50–02–00–10–00–04–20–42–03–30–25–41–40 / 3029–32
Grass Win–Loss0–00–00–10–00–03–30–41–10–11–31–12–14–50–01–15–313–511–23–51 / 3745–36
Carpet Win–Loss0–01–10–00–01–11–20–10–00–1Discontinued0 / 53–6
Overall Win–Loss3–02–33–12–213–921–2313–203–67–65–92–217–1222–214–86–633–2435–2432–1810–192 / 204233–213
Year-end ranking84053525519569761051179524813454673684738342513852%

Doubles

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R AAAAAAAA 1R 2R 2R A0 / 42–4
French Open 1R 1R AAAAAA 1R A 1R 1R AA0 / 50–5
Wimbledon 1R 1R AAAAAAA 2R 2R 1R 1R A0 / 62–6
US Open 1R AAAAAAAA 1R 2R 2R AA0 / 42–4
Win–Loss0–30–30–00–00–00–00–00–00–11–22–42–41–20–00 / 196–19
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters AAAAAAAAAAAA SF QF 0 / 25–2
Miami Open AAAAAAAAAA 1R A 2R A0 / 21–2
Monte-Carlo Masters AAAAAAAAAAAA 1R A0 / 10–1
Madrid Open AAAAAAAAAAAA 1R A0 / 10–1
Canadian Open AAAAAAAAAAA 1R AA0 / 10–1
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–10–14–42–10 / 76–7
Career statistics
Titles / Finals0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 00 / 10 / 00 / 2
Year-end ranking158244221331740372758242664214139153104222

Wins over top 10 players

Season200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018Total
Wins00022001000010123012
No.PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreMüller
Rank
2004
1. Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 6 Washington, United StatesHardSF6–4, 7–5124
2. Flag of Argentina.svg David Nalbandian 10 Tokyo, JapanHard3R7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–478
2005
3. Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 3 Wimbledon, London, United KingdomGrass2R6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 6–469
4. Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick 3 US Open, New York, United StatesHard1R7–6(7–4), 7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–1)68
2008
5. Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko 5 US Open, New York, United StatesHard4R6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(12–10)130
2013
6. Flag of France.svg Richard Gasquet 10 Marseille, FranceHard1R2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)70
2015
7. Flag of France.svg Gilles Simon 10 Tokyo, JapanHardQF6–3, 6–443
2016
8. Flag of France.svg Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 9 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilHard2R6–4, 6–337
9. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych 9 Tokyo, JapanHard1R7–6(9–7), 6–136
2017
10. Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev 10 Rosmalen, NetherlandsGrassSF7–6(7–5), 6–228
11. Flag of France.svg Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Queen's Club, London, United KingdomGrass2R6–4, 6–426
12. Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal2 Wimbledon, London, United KingdomGrass4R6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 15–1326

Record against top 10 players

Müller's ATP-only record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher. Statistics correct as of 12 October 2020.

PlayerYearsMatchesRecordWin %HardClayGrass
Number 1 ranked players
Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 2004–200521–150%1–10–00–0
Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 2005–201762–433%0–20–12–1
Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick 2005–201251–420%1–40–00–0
Flag of Spain.svg Juan Carlos Ferrero 200710–10%0–00–00–1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lleyton Hewitt 2004–201220–20%0–20–00–0
Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 2015–201640–40%0–30–10–0
Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer 2005–201450–50%0–40–00–1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray 2011–201760–60%0–40–10–1
Number 2 ranked players
Flag of Germany.svg Tommy Haas 2006–201743–175%1–11–01–0
Number 3 ranked players
Flag of Argentina.svg David Nalbandian 200411–0100%1–00–00–0
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dimitrov 2012–201653–260%2–10–01–1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milos Raonic 2011–201742–250%1–10–11–0
Flag of Spain.svg David Ferrer 2004–201621–150%0–10–01–0
Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 201621–150%1–10–00–0
Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev 2017–201821–150%0–00–11–0
Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko 2006–201241–325%1–20–10–0
Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro 2000–201220–20%0–20–00–0
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić 2006–201120–20%0–20–00–0
Flag of Switzerland.svg Stan Wawrinka 201530–30%0–30–00–0
Flag of Croatia.svg Marin Čilić 2016–201840–40%0–10–00–3
Number 4 ranked players
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych 2016–201721–150%1–10–00–0
Flag of France.svg Sébastien Grosjean 200510–10%0–10–00–0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Henman 200410–10%0–10–00–0
Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev 201810–10%0–10–00–0
Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Söderling 2009–201130–30%0–20–00–1
Flag of Japan.svg Kei Nishikori 2009–201740–40%0–40–00–0
Number 5 ranked players
Flag of Argentina.svg Gastón Gaudio 200711–0100%1–00–00–0
Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson 2008–201753–260%2–11–00–1
Flag of Spain.svg Tommy Robredo 2005–201721–150%0–01–00–1
Flag of France.svg Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2014–201752–340%1–20–01–1
Flag of Chile.svg Fernando González 200610–10%0–10–00–0
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Novák 200410–10%0–10–00–0
Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Schüttler 200610–10%0–00–10–0
Number 6 ranked players
Flag of Ecuador.svg Nicolás Lapentti 2004–200622–0100%1–01–00–0
Flag of France.svg Gaël Monfils 2015–201631–233%1–10–10–0
Flag of France.svg Gilles Simon 2014–201531–233%1–20–00–0
Number 7 ranked players
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg David Goffin 201521–150%1–00–00–1
Flag of France.svg Richard Gasquet 2005–201562–433%2–30–00–1
Flag of the United States.svg Mardy Fish 2011–201231–233%1–20–00–0
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Verdasco 2005–201641–325%1–20–10–0
Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Johansson 200510–10%0–00–00–1
Number 8 ranked players
Flag of Russia.svg Karen Khachanov 201611–0100%1–00–00–0
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Philippoussis 200511–0100%1–00–00–0
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek 200511–0100%1–00–00–0
Flag of Serbia.svg Janko Tipsarević 2002–201232–167%1–11–00–0
Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Youzhny 2005–201874–357%2–10–22–0
Flag of Cyprus.svg Marcos Baghdatis 2015–201852–340%1–20–11–0
Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 2010–201762–433%1–40–01–0
Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Melzer 2005–201231–233%1–00–10–1
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Sock 201510–10%0–10–00–0
Number 9 ranked players
Flag of Spain.svg Nicolás Almagro 2008–201622–0100%2–00–00–0
Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini 201611–0100%1–00–00–0
Flag of Chile.svg Nicolás Massú 200511–0100%1–00–00–0
Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Bautista Agut 2013–201761–517%1–30–20–0
Number 10 ranked players
Flag of Spain.svg Félix Mantilla 200511–0100%0–00–01–0
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denis Shapovalov 201811–0100%0–00–01–0
Flag of Latvia.svg Ernests Gulbis 2011–201821–150%1–00–10–0
Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Carreño Busta 2015–201841–325%1–10–20–0
Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Mónaco 200610–10%0–00–10–0
Flag of France.svg Arnaud Clément 2004–200520–20%0–20–00–0
Total2002–201816757–11034%38–755–1914–16

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