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Marc Gicquel
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Country  France
Residence Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Date of birth March 30, 1977 (1977-03-30) (age 32)
Place of birth Tunis, Tunisia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Weight 75 kg (170 lb; 11.8 st)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money US$ 1,827,723
Singles
Career record 85–91
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 37 (September 8, 2008)
Current ranking No. 58 (November 16, 2009)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3R (2008)
French Open 3R (2009)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 4R (2006)
Doubles
Career record 41–46
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 38 (January 12, 2009)
Australian Open QF (2008)
French Open 2R (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 3R (2008)
Last updated on: November 2, 2009.

Marc Gicquel (born March 30, 1977, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a professional male tennis player from France. He turned pro in 1999.

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Tennis career

On November 6, 2006, Gicquel broke into the top 50 after reaching his first ATP Tour final in Lyon, where he was defeated by Richard Gasquet, his countryman. On April 30, 2007, Gicquel broke into the top 40 after reaching the semifinals of Casablanca.

He defeated second seed Tommy Robredo at the 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon in the first round, and beat Alejandro Falla in the semifinals to reach the Lyon final for two years running. His run, however, was halted by another Frenchman, Sébastien Grosjean.

In 2008 he upset world # 9 Richard Gasquet of France 7-5, 7-6 (6) and world # 46 Guillermo Canas of Argentina 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 at 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, world # 34 Potito Starace of Italy 6-4, 6-3 at Indian Wells, and world # 29 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 2-1, ret at the Australian Open.

He made the third round of the 2009 French Open, where he lost to Andy Roddick.

In March 2009 at Indian Wells he upset world # 40 Simone Bolelli of Italy, 7-5, 6-3.

Singles Titles

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Wins (5)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. August 2, 2004 Romania Timişoara, Romania Clay Austria Oliver Marach 6–3, 6–1
2. September 26, 2005 France Grenoble, France Hard Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6–0, 6–2
3. March 27, 2006 France Saint-Brieuc, France Clay Netherlands Peter Wessels 6–3, 6–1
4. February 18, 2008 France Besançon, France Hard Austria Alexander Peya 7–62, 6–4
5. May 11, 2009 France Bordeaux, France Clay France Mathieu Montcourt 3–6, 6–1, 6–4

Runners-up (3)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 23, 2006 France Lyon, France Carpet France Richard Gasquet 6–3, 6–1
2. October 22, 2007 France Lyon, France Carpet France Sébastien Grosjean 7–65, 6–4
3. June 15, 2008 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Spain David Ferrer 6–4, 6–2

Doubles titles

Wins (3)

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. August 10, 2008 United States Washington D.C., U.S. Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt Brazil Bruno Soares
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–66, 6–3
2. January 5, 2009 Australia Brisbane, Australia Hard France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Spain Fernando Verdasco
Germany Mischa Zverev
6–4, 6–3
3. January 10, 2010 Australia Brisbane, Australia Hard France Jérémy Chardy Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 7-6(5)

Runners-up (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
3. July 9, 2007 Switzerland Gstaad, Switzerland Clay France Florent Serra Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
7–5, 5–7, [10–7]
2. December 31, 2007 India Chennai, India Hard Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
6–4, 7–5

Trivia

In a match during the 2007 Halle, Germany tournament, Gicquel was struck directly in the genitals by a 129mph Benjamin Becker serve. He went on to beat Becker, but spent most of the night vomiting and in pain due to swelling and was forced to retire in his next match versus Jarkko Nieminen.[1]

Performance timeline

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career W-L
Australian Open - - - 2R 3R 1R 3–3
French Open 1R - 2R 1R 2R 3R 4–5
Wimbledon - - - 1R 3R 2R 3–3
US Open - - 4R 1R 1R 3–3

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