|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Austin, Texas, U.S.|
|Born||April 12, 1982|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Highest ranking||No. 253 (September 19, 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2007)|
|US Open||Q1 (2008, 2011)|
|Career record||143–195 (42.3% in ATP Tour and Grand Slams main draw)|
|Career titles||4 ATP, 13 Challengers|
|Highest ranking||No. 30 (October 2, 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 90 (12 July 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2021)|
|French Open||QF (2020)|
|US Open||QF (2017)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2018)|
|French Open||1R (2014)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Last updated on: 12 July 2021.|
Benjamin Nicholas Monroe (born April 12, 1982) is an American professional tennis player. He has won 4 ATP World Tour doubles titles and 13 ATP Challenger Tour titles in his career.
Monroe had a highly successful college career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2000 to 2004. His achievements include:
Nicholas competed in doubles in his first main-draw Futures match. He and partner (compatriot) Tripp Phillips lost in the first round of USA F21. This was the only tour event he competed in 2001.
Monroe reached the quarterfinals of his first Futures tournament in singles play, USA F11, played in Peoria, Illinois in July.
Nicholas won his first Futures doubles match, partnering Yannis Vlachos to the semifinals of Slovenia F1.
After playing only four Futures events in 2003, Monroe played, from June, a full schedule in 2004. In his first doubles tournament of the year, he reached his first final, partnering Jonathan Igbinovia. In August he reached his first singles semifinal, at Indonesia F2 in Makassar. In October, Monroe captured his first doubles Futures title, in doubles, partnering Márcio Torres, at Venezuela F3. He won a second two weeks later, Mexico F17, playing alongside Jeremy Wurtzman. Later in November, Monroe played in his first Challenger tournament, the Puebla Challenger in Puebla, Mexico, losing in the first round to Santiago González. In doubles, he and Wurtzman reached the semifinals. Three weeks later in Guadalajara, however, he won two Challenger matches to reach the quarterfinals.
His first full year as a professional, Nicholas played ITF Circuit and USTA Pro Circuit events. He reached his first final and won his first singles title at the ITF Circuit event in South Africa, when he defeated Stephen Mitchell. Highly successful in doubles, Nick won four titles in 2005: with Jeremy Wurtzman at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Orange Park, Florida; with Izak van der Merwe at ITF Circuit events in Botswana and Zimbabwe; and with Sam Warburg at the ITF Circuit event in Israel.
Monroe competed in 29 events in 2005, all but one of which were Futures. He lost in the first round of his only main draw Challenger event singles match, to Zack Fleishman at the Cuenca Challenger. Monroe won his first singles title, South Africa F1 in late October, defeating Stephen Mitchell in the final.
Nicholas started the year by winning the ITF Circuit title in Costa Rica. A month later, he won another ITF title, this time in Nigeria. He reached the semifinals of a USTA Pro Circuit event in Little Rock, before reaching back-to-back finals in India. He lost to Karan Rastogi in Delhi and defeated Sunil-Kumar Sipaeya in Dehradun. He reached another ITF Circuit final in the fall in Japan, where he lost to Satoshi Iwabuchi. At the beginning of the year, Nick won consecutive doubles titles on the ITF Circuit with partner Sam Warburg in Mexico and Costa Rica.
Nicholas began the year by attempting to qualify for the Australian Open. He defeated Jeremy Chardy in his 1st rd singles qualifying match. He reached consecutive ITF Futures events in Japan, where he lost to Gouichi Motomura both times. He won two titles at ITF Futures events in Mexico and won a USTA Pro Circuit event in Rochester, New York, where he defeated Robert Yim in the final. The fall of 2007 saw Nick reach the semifinals of USTAPro Circuit events in Manchester, Texas, where he lost to eventual champion Michael McClune, and Waikoloa, Hawaii where he lost to Lester Cook. He partnered with Izak van der Merwe to win the USTA Pro Circuit doubles title in Brownsville, Texas.
Nicholas won the Challenger in Medellin, Colombia (doubles). His partner was Maciek Sykut. He also won two doubles Challengers in Mexico with German partner, Simon Stadler.
Nicholas had his best year as a professional in 2013, finishing the year with a Doubles Ranking of No. 53. In January 2013, Monroe and partner Raven Klaasen made it to the semifinals of the 2013 Aircel Chennai Open, falling to Benoît Paire and Stanislas Wawrinka, after a surprise quarterfinal win over the #1 Seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniel Nestor. He then teamed up successfully with Simon Stadler to play the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They made it to the final, falling to the Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. In July 2013, he won his first ATP title in doubles also with Stadler at the 250 level at the 2013 Bastad Skistar Swedish Open and reached the final of the 2013 Umag Open in Croatia also on clay.
Following three semi-final finishes in Chennai, Auckland and Quito all with Artem Sitak, Monroe reached a top 40 doubles ranking of No. 39 on 3 April 2017 after the biggest run of his career to the final of the 2017 Miami Open with Jack Sock.He later peaked at a career-high of No. 30 on 2 October 2017 after reaching his ninth final at the 2017 ATP Shenzhen Open partnering Nikola Mektic.
Partnering Artem Sitak he reached the third round at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships for their first time at this Major and in his career. With John-Patrick Smith at the 2017 US Open (tennis), he reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam also for the first time in his career. The pair also won the title at the 2018 Atlanta Open, and reached earlier in February 2018 the final at the 2018 Delray Beach Open, Monroe’s tenth.
Partnering fellow American Tommy Paul, Nicholas Monroe reached at the 2020 French Open the second doubles Grand Slam quarterfinal of his career.
He reached the third round at the 2021 Australian Open for the first time at this Major partnering Frances Tiafoe.
Nicholas has played three seasons with World TeamTennis starting in 2006 when he debuted in the league with the Springfield Lasers, followed by a season with the Kansas City Explorers in 2012 and the Washington Kastles in 2019. It was announced that he will re-joining the Washington Kastles during the 2020 WTT season set to begin July 12 at The Greenbrier.
|Loss||2017||Miami Open||Hard||Jack Sock|| Łukasz Kubot |
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2013|| Argentina Open, |
|250 Series||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Simone Bolelli |
|Win||1–1||Jul 2013|| Swedish Open, |
|250 Series||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Carlos Berlocq |
Albert Ramos Viñolas
|6–2, 3–6, [10–3]|
|Loss||1–2||Jul 2013|| Croatia Open, |
|250 Series||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Martin Kližan |
|1–6, 7–5, [7–10]|
|Win||2–2||Jul 2014||Swedish Open, |
|250 Series||Clay||Johan Brunström|| Jérémy Chardy |
|4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]|
|Loss||2–3||Apr 2015|| Romanian Open, |
|250 Series||Clay||Artem Sitak|| Marius Copil |
|6–3, 5–7, [15–17]|
|Loss||2–4||Jul 2015|| Hall of Fame Open, |
|250 Series||Grass||Mate Pavić|| Jonathan Marray |
|6–4, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Win||3–4||Oct 2015|| Stockholm Open, |
|250 Series||Hard (i)||Jack Sock|| Mate Pavić|
|Loss||3–5||Apr 2017|| Miami Open, |
|Masters 1000||Hard||Jack Sock|| Łukasz Kubot |
|Loss||3–6||Oct 2017|| Shenzhen Open, |
|250 Series||Hard||Nikola Mektić|| Alexander Peya |
|Loss||3–7||Feb 2018|| Delray Beach Open, |
|250 Series||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Jack Sock|
|6–4, 4–6, [8–10]|
|Loss||3–8||May 2018|| Istanbul Open, |
|250 Series||Clay||Ben McLachlan|| Dominic Inglot |
|6–3, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Win||4–8||Jul 2018|| Atlanta Open, |
|250 Series||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Ryan Harrison |
|3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–8]|
|Loss||4–9||Aug 2019|| Winston-Salem Open, |
|250 Series||Hard||Tennys Sandgren|| Łukasz Kubot|
|7–6(8–6), 1–6, [3–10]|
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2005||Joplin, United States||Hard (i)||Jeremy Wurtzman|| Rik de Voest |
|Loss||0–2||Jun 2006||Yuba City, United States||Hard||Horia Tecău|| Scott Lipsky |
|Loss||0–3||Aug 2006||Manta, Ecuador||Hard||Horia Tecău|| Eric Nunez |
|Loss||0–4||Jul 2007||Winnetka, United States||Hard||Izak van der Merwe|| Patrick Briaud |
|Loss||0–5||Sep 2007||Donetsk, Ukraine||Hard||Patrick Briaud|| Philipp Petzschner |
|5–7, 6–3, [6–10]|
|Win||1–5||Jun 2008||Yuba City, United States||Hard||Michael Yani|| Jan-Michael Gambill |
|Loss||1–6||Jul 2008||Granby, Canada||Hard||Alberto Francis|| Philip Bester |
|6–2, 1–6, [5–10]|
|Loss||1–7||Sep 2008||Waco, United States||Hard||Alberto Francis|| Alex Bogomolov Jr. |
|4–6, 7–5, [8–10]|
|Win||2–7||Nov 2008||Puebla, Mexico||Hard||Eric Nunez|| Daniel Garza |
|4–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|Win||3–7||May 2010||Carson, United States||Hard||Brian Battistone|| Artem Sitak |
|5–7, 6–3, [10–4]|
|Loss||3–8||Oct 2010||Sacramento, United States||Hard||Donald Young|| Rik de Voest|
Izak van der Merwe
|6–4, 4–6, [7–10]|
|Loss||3–9||Sep 2011||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Ludovic Walter|| Pierre-Ludovic Duclos |
|Loss||3–10||Oct 2011||Sacramento, United States||Hard||Jack Sock|| Carsten Ball |
|6–7(3–7), 6–1, [5–10]|
|Loss||3–11||Jan 2012||Honolulu, United States||Hard||Jack Sock|| Amer Delić |
|Loss||3–12||Feb 2012||Dallas, United States||Hard (i)||Jack Sock|| Chris Eaton |
|7–6(8–6), 4–6, [17–19]|
|Win||4–12||Apr 2012||Barranquilla, Colombia||Clay||Maciek Sykut|| Marcel Felder |
|2–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Win||5–12||Apr 2012||San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Andre Begemann |
|3–6, 7–5, [10–7]|
|Loss||5–13||May 2012||Tunis, Tunisia||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Jerzy Janowicz |
|Win||6–13||Jul 2012||Milan, Italy||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Andrey Golubev |
|6–4, 3–6, [11–9]|
|Loss||6–14||Oct 2012||Belém, Brazil||Hard||Simon Stadler|| John Peers |
|Loss||6–15||Oct 2012||San Juan, Argentina||Hard||Simon Stadler|| Martín Alund |
|6–3, 2–6, [12–14]|
|Win||7–15||Nov 2012||Medellín, Colombia||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Renzo Olivo |
|Loss||7–16||May 2013||Bordeaux, France||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Christopher Kas |
|6–2, 4–6, [1–10]|
|Win||8–16||Jun 2013||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Mateusz Kowalczyk |
|Win||9–16||Aug 2013||San Marino, San Marino||Clay||Simon Stadler|| Daniele Bracciali |
|Loss||9–17||Oct 2013||Rennes, France||Hard (i)||Simon Stadler|| Oliver Marach|
|4–6, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Win||10–17||Nov 2014||Geneva, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Johan Brunström|| Oliver Marach|
|5–7, 7–5, [10–6]|
|Loss||10–18||May 2015||Aix-en-Provence, France||Clay||Artem Sitak|| Robin Haase |
|Win||11–18||Jul 2015||Winnetka, United States||Hard||Johan Brunström|| Sekou Bangoura |
|4–6, 6–3, [10–8]|
|Loss||11–19||Sep 2015||Cary, United States||Hard||Austin Krajicek|| Chase Buchanan |
|4–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]|
|Loss||11–20||Nov 2015||Champaign, United States||Hard (i)||Austin Krajicek|| David O'Hare |
|Win||12–20||Mar 2016||Irving, United States||Hard||Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi|| Chris Guccione|
|6–2, 5–7, [10–4]|
|Win||13–20||Nov 2018||Houston, United States||Hard||Austin Krajicek|| Marcelo Arévalo |
|4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–5]|
Current through the 2021 Swedish Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||1R||A||3R||0 / 8||3–8|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||1R||A||QF||2R||0 / 7||7–7|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||2R||1R||2R||1R||3R||1R||2R||NH||1R||0 / 8||5–8|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||3R||QF||1R||1R||1R||0 / 9||5–9|
|Win-Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||1–3||1–4||2–4||3–4||5–4||0–4||1–3||3–2||3–3||0 / 32||20–32|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||F||1R||A||NH||1R||0 / 4||5–4|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||NH||A||0 / 1||1–1|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||1–1|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||A||0 / 2||1–2|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Held||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||QF||2R||A||A||A||0 / 3||4–3|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||0–0||0–0||3–2||7–6||1–3||0–1||0–0||0–1||0 / 14||12–14|
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