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Gilles Muller

Gilles Müller
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Country (sports)Luxembourg Luxembourg
ResidenceReckange-sur-Mess, Luxembourg
Born (1983-05-09) 9 May 1983 (age 38)
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
11 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 21 (31 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2015)
French Open2R (2012, 2015)
WimbledonQF (2017)
US OpenQF (2008)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2016)
Doubles
Career record61-88 (40.9%)
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 74 (1 May 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open1R (2005, 2006, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon2R (2014, 2015)
US Open2R (2015, 2016)
Last updated on: 14 August 2021.

Gilles Müller (Luxembourgish pronunciation: ['?il 'myl?]; 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.

Career

Junior tennis

Müller played his first junior match in 1997 at the age of 14 at a grade 4 tournament in Luxembourg. 2001 was Müller's most successful year in juniors. He started off by making the semifinals of the Junior Australian Open where he lost to the No. 1 ranked junior Janko Tipsarevi? of Yugoslavia (1-6, 6-4, 2-6). Following an early exit at the Junior French Open, He 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). He won the Boys' Singles final at the 2001 US Open, defeating Taiwan's Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (7-6, 6-2). He attained No. 1 ranking on the junior circuit on September 10, 2001 and finished the year with the ranking. He ended his junior career after an early exit at the Orange Bowl with an overall singles record of 81-29 throughout his junior career.[1]

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: SF (2001)
French Open: 3R (2001)
Wimbledon: F (2001)
US Open: W (2001)

2001-2003: The beginning

Although beginning to play ITF events in 2000, Müller did not turn pro until 2001 at the age of 18. Between April 2001 and August 2002, He won a total of four ITF futures events. He made his ATP debut at the 2002 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships after receiving a wildcard into the singles main draw where he lost in the first round to Ivo Heuberger (2-6, 6-3, 6-7(8-10)).

By the time 2003 came, Müller had already broke into the top 300 and started consistently playing in ATP Challenger Tour events where he made his first challenger final in April and won his first challenger title in July. He qualified for his second ATP event, the 2003 Copenhagen Open where he lost in the first round to Jean-René Lisnard (5-7, 4-6).

Müller entered the qualifying draws of the 2003 French Open and the 2003 US Open, losing both in the first round.

2004-2005: ATP Tour finals and wins against top-10 players

Müller began 2004 with his first ATP Tour match win at the 2004 Auckland Open where he defeated Nicolás Lapentti (7-5, 6-7(3-7), 6-1) and his first grand slam at the 2004 Australian Open where he lost in the first round to David Ferrer (6-7(4-7), 1-6, 3-6). His breakthrough event came at the 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic where he made his first ATP Tour final and defeated 2nd seed and world No. 6 Andre Agassi (4-6, 5-7) to register his first win over a top-10 player. He lost in the final to 2nd seed and world No. 8 Lleyton Hewitt (3-6, 4-6). His result at the tournament would push his ranking into the top-100 for the first time in his career. He also defeated world No. 10 David Nalbandian (7-6(7-4), 3-6, 4-6,) at the 2004 Japan Open for his second win over a top-10 player. He finished 2004 his a year-end ranking of 69.

2005 Wimbledon Championships, Müller stunned 4th seed and world No. 3 Rafael Nadal (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4) in the second round. He lost in the third round to 27th seed Richard Gasquet (6-7(3-7), 3-6, 3-6). He made his second ATP Tour final at the 2005 Los Angeles Open where he lost to top seed and world No. 6 Andre Agassi (4-6, 5-7). At the 2005 US Open, he stunned 4th seed and world No. 3 Andy Roddick (6-7(4-7), 6-7(8-10), 6-7(1-7)). He lost in the second round to eventual semifinalist Robby Ginepri (1-6, 1-6, 4-6). He finished 2005 with a year-end ranking of 76.[2]

2006-2007: Back outside of the top 100

Müller's success started to die down in 2006. He started to get worse results in ATP events which dropped his ranking back outside of the top-100 to 105 by the end of the year. After January 2007, he returned to solely playing challenger events and had to start qualifying for grand slams and ATP events despite usually gaining automatic entry since 2005.

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: Struggles with 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.

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.[3] He also reached his first ATP final in seven years at the 2012 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 Roddick's last final on the ATP Tour.[4]

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.[5][6]

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.[6]

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 Karlovi? 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, top 25 debut and career-high ranking

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 Karlovi?, aged 38.[7] 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.[8] The Luxembourger would subsequently have his run at The Championships ended by the eventual runner-up Marin ?ili?, 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 world No. 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.[9] 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 made his Davis Cup debut for the Luxembourg Davis Cup team in April 2000 at the age of 16. He competed in 30 ties and 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.

Müller led the team to a surprise victory against Finland in February 2004.[10][11]

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.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations, Müller was the official flagbearer for Luxembourg.

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)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2004 Washington Open, US International Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 2005 Los Angeles Open, US International Hard United States Andre Agassi 4-6, 5-7
Loss 0-3 Jul 2012 Atlanta Open, US 250 Series Hard United States Andy Roddick 6-1, 6-7(2-7), 2-6
Loss 0-4 Jun 2016 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass France Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-5 Jul 2016 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, US 250 Series Grass Croatia Ivo Karlovi? 7-6(7-2), 6-7(5-7), 6-7(12-14)
Win 1-5 Jan 2017 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans 7-6(7-5), 6-2
Loss 1-6 May 2017 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 2-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 2-6 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass Croatia Ivo Karlovi? 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)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2015 Atlanta Open, US 250 Series Hard United Kingdom Colin Fleming United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-4, 6-7(2-7), [4-10]
Loss 0-2 Jan 2017 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard United States Sam Querrey Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australia Jordan Thompson
6-7(7-9), 4-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 31 (15-16)

Legend
ATP Challenger (11-15)
ITF Futures (4-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (11-11)
Clay (1-3)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (2-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2001 Kuwait F1, Meshref Futures Hard Chile Hermes Gamonal 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 7-6(8-6)
Win 2-0 Feb 2002 Great Britain F3, Glasgow Futures Carpet Germany Maximilian Abel 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-3)
Win 3-0 Apr 2002 Jamaica F3, Montego Bay Futures Hard France Julien Cassaigne 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Win 4-0 Aug 2002 Brazil F2, Goiania Futures Hard Brazil Rodrigo Monte 3-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-1
Loss 4-1 Apr 2003 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay France Richard Gasquet 4-6, 4-6
Win 5-1 Jul 2003 Valladolid, Spain Challenger Hard Spain Iván Navarro 6-4, 6-3
Loss 5-2 Apr 2004 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Hard Colombia Alejandro Falla 7-6(7-5), 2-6, 2-6
Win 6-2 Apr 2004 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay France Arnaud Di Pasquale 7-6(9-7), 6-7(1-7), 6-1
Loss 6-3 Jun 2004 Andorra la Vella, Andorra Challenger Hard United States Kevin Kim 4-6, 0-6
Win 7-3 Jul 2004 Córdoba, Spain Challenger Hard Spain Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 6-2
Loss 7-4 Apr 2006 Bermuda, Bermuda Challenger Clay Spain Fernando Vicente 6-2, 2-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 7-5 Oct 2007 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet Germany Philipp Petzschner 3-6, 4-6
Loss 7-6 Oct 2007 Kolding, Denmark Challenger Hard Slovakia Lukas Lacko 6-7(3-7), 4-6
Win 8-6 Apr 2008 Humacao, Puerto Rico Challenger Hard Peru Ivan Miranda 7-5, 7-6(7-2)
Win 9-6 Jun 2008 Izmir, Turkey Challenger Hard Denmark Kristian Pless 7-5, 6-3
Loss 9-7 Jan 2010 Germany F1, Schwieberdingen Futures Carpet Netherlands Jesse Huta Galung 2-6, 7-6(7-4), 3-6
Loss 9-8 Feb 2010 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard Slovakia Karol Beck 4-6, 4-6
Loss 9-9 Mar 2010 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard France Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 3-6
Loss 9-10 Oct 2010 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Slovakia Karol Beck 7-6(7-4), 4-6, 5-7
Loss 9-11 Jan 2011 Noumea, New Caledonia Challenger Hard Slovakia Vincent Millot 6-7(6-8), 6-2, 4-6
Loss 9-12 Feb 2011 Courmayeur, Italy Challenger Hard France Nicolas Mahut 6-7(4-7), 4-6
Loss 9-13 Feb 2011 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard Italy Andreas Seppi 6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Win 10-13 Jun 2011 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Germany Matthias Bachinger 7-6(7-4), 6-2
Loss 10-14 May 2012 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Poland Jerzy Janowicz 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Loss 10-15 Feb 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev 4-6, 4-6
Win 11-15 Mar 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico Challenger Hard United States Denis Kudla 6-2, 6-2
Win 12-15 Apr 2014 Shenzen, China Challenger Hard Slovakia Luká? Lacko 7-6(7-4), 6-3
Win 13-15 May 2014 Taipei, Taiwan Challenger Carpet Australia John-Patrick Smith 6-3, 6-3
Win 14-15 May 2014 Gimcheon, South Korea Challenger Hard Japan Tatsuma Ito 7-6(7-5), 5-7, 6-4
Loss 14-16 Jul 2014 Potoroz, Slovenia Challenger Hard Slovenia Blaz Kavcic 5-7, 7-6(7-4), 1-6
Win 15-16 Jul 2014 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard Serbia Ilija Bozoljac 6-1, 6-2


Doubles: 10 (4-6)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-5)
ITF Futures (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-4)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2001 Luxembourg F1, Luxembourg Futures Clay Luxembourg Mike Scheidweiler Canada Stephen Adamson
Netherlands Raoul Snijders
6-4, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Feb 2002 Great Britain F2, Glasgow Futures Carpet Luxembourg Mike Scheidweiler Switzerland Yves Allegro
Belgium Arnaud Fontaine
3-6, 4-6
Win 2-1 Jun 2004 Andorra la Vella, Andorra Challenger Hard Pakistan Aisam Qureshi Mexico Santiago Gonzalez
Mexico Alejandro Hernandez
6-3, 7-5
Loss 2-2 Jan 2005 Heilbronn, Germany Challenger Carpet Belgium Gilles Elseneer France Sebastien de Chaunac
Slovakia Michal Mertinak
2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 2-3 Jul 2005 Cordoba, Spain Challenger Hard France Nicolas Mahut Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov
5-7, 7-5, 3-6
Loss 2-4 Feb 2007 Brsancon, France Challenger Hard France Gregory Carraz Germany Christopher Kas
Austria Alexander Peya
4-6, 4-6
Loss 2-5 Aug 2007 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard Switzerland Michel Kratochvil India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam Qureshi
3-6, 6-7(8-10)
Loss 2-6 May 2008 Lanzarote, Spain Challenger Hard Pakistan Aisam Qureshi Poland ?ukasz Kubot
South Africa Rik De Voest
2-6, 6-7(2-7)
Win 3-6 Sep 2010 St. Remy, France Challenger Hard France Edouard Roger-Vasselin Latvia Andis Juska
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
6-0, 2-6, [13-11]
Win 4-6 Sep 2012 Orleans, France Challenger Hard Czech Republic Lukas Dlouhy Belgium Xavier Malisse
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
6-2, 6-7(5-7), [10-7]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2001 Wimbledon Grass Switzerland Roman Valent 6-3, 5-7, 3-6
Win 2001 US Open Hard Chinese Taipei Jimmy Wang 7-6(7-5), 6-2



Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R Q1 3R A 2R 1R 1R A 4R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 12 12-12 50%
French Open A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R Q1 A 1R A Q2 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 9 2-9 18%
Wimbledon A A A A Q1 3R 1R 2R Q2 1R Q3 3R 1R A 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 0 / 11 12-11 52%
US Open A A A Q1 Q1 2R 1R Q1 QF A A 4R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 10 10-10 50%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 3-4 1-4 2-2 4-1 2-3 0-0 6-3 2-4 0-2 1-2 4-4 2-4 6-4 3-4 0 / 42 36-42 46%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A Q1 3R 1R A A A A A 2R 1R A 2R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 8 5-8 38%
Miami Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 1R A A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 10 2-10 17%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Madrid Open NH A A Q1 A A A Q1 A A A A A A 1R A 2R A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A Q2 A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canadian Open A A A A A Q2 Q1 A A A A A A A A 3R 2R A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A Q1 A A A A Q1 A A A A 1R A 2R A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A Q2 A 2R A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-2 0-0 2-6 3-5 5-5 1-4 0 / 31 15-31 33%
National representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 3R Not Held 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z2 A Z3 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 A A Z2 0 / 0 35-11 76%
Win-Loss 3-0 2-3 3-0 2-1 3-1 1-2 2-0 1-3 2-0 0-0 5-0 3-1 2-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 0 / 2 38-13 75%
Career statistics
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Career
Tournaments 0 0 1 1 8 21 20 3 6 9 2 11 21 8 6 24 24 20 19 204
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 2 / 3 0 / 0 2 / 8
Hard Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 3-0 1-2 12-8 13-13 10-10 2-5 5-4 4-5 1-1 15-11 14-14 4-4 3-5 25-18 22-17 16-12 6-10 1 / 132 156-139 53%
Clay Win-Loss 3-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 0-0 4-5 3-5 0-0 2-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 4-2 0-4 2-0 3-3 0-2 5-4 1-4 0 / 30 29-32 48%
Grass Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-4 1-1 0-1 1-3 1-1 2-1 4-5 0-0 1-1 5-3 13-5 11-2 3-5 1 / 37 45-36 56%
Carpet Win-Loss 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 Discontinued 0 / 5 3-6 33%
Overall Win-Loss 3-0 2-3 3-1 2-2 13-9 21-23 13-20 3-6 7-6 5-9 2-2 17-12 22-21 4-8 6-6 33-24 35-24 32-18 10-19 2 / 204 233-213
Win % 100% 40% 75% 50% 59% 48% 39% 33% 54% 36% 50% 59% 51% 33% 50% 58% 59% 64% 34% 52.24%
Year-end ranking 840 535 255 195 69 76 105 117 95 248 134 54 67 368 47 38 34 25 138 US$5,991,874

Doubles

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 4 2-4
French Open 1R 1R A A A A A A 1R A 1R 1R A A 0 / 5 0-5
Wimbledon 1R 1R A A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 2-6
US Open 1R A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 4 2-4
Win-Loss 0-3 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 2-4 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 / 19 6-19
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A SF QF 0 / 2 5-2
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 2R A 0 / 2 1-2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0-1
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0-1
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 4-4 2-1 0 / 7 6-7
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 2
Year-end ranking 158 244 221 331 740 372 758 242 664 214 139 153 104 222

Wins over top 10 players

Season 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 12
No. Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Müller
Rank
2004
1. United States Andre Agassi 6 Washington, United States Hard SF 6-4, 7-5 124
2. Argentina David Nalbandian 10 Tokyo, Japan Hard 3R 7-6(7-4), 3-6, 6-4 78
2005
3. Spain Rafael Nadal 3 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 69
4. United States Andy Roddick 3 US Open, New York, United States Hard 1R 7-6(7-4), 7-6(10-8), 7-6(7-1) 68
2008
5. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 5 US Open, New York, United States Hard 4R 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(12-10) 130
2013
6. France Richard Gasquet 10 Marseille, France Hard 1R 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-5) 70
2015
7. France Gilles Simon 10 Tokyo, Japan Hard QF 6-3, 6-4 43
2016
8. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 9 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard 2R 6-4, 6-3 37
9. Czech Republic Tomá? Berdych 9 Tokyo, Japan Hard 1R 7-6(9-7), 6-1 36
2017
10. Germany Alexander Zverev 10 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass SF 7-6(7-5), 6-2 28
11. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 10 Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6-4, 6-4 26
12. Spain Rafael Nadal 2 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 4R 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 26

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.

Player Years Matches Record Win % Hard Clay Grass
Number 1 ranked players
United States Andre Agassi 2004-2005 2 1-1 50% 1-1 0-0 0-0
Spain Rafael Nadal 2005-2017 6 2-4 33% 0-2 0-1 2-1
United States Andy Roddick 2005-2012 5 1-4 20% 1-4 0-0 0-0
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 2007 1 0-1 0% 0-0 0-0 0-1
Australia Lleyton Hewitt 2004-2012 2 0-2 0% 0-2 0-0 0-0
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2015-2016 4 0-4 0% 0-3 0-1 0-0
Switzerland Roger Federer 2005-2014 5 0-5 0% 0-4 0-0 0-1
United Kingdom Andy Murray 2011-2017 6 0-6 0% 0-4 0-1 0-1
Number 2 ranked players
Germany Tommy Haas 2006-2017 4 3-1 75% 1-1 1-0 1-0
Russia Daniil Medvedev 2018 1 0-1 0% 0-1 0-0 0-0
Number 3 ranked players
Argentina David Nalbandian 2004 1 1-0 100% 1-0 0-0 0-0
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2012-2016 5 3-2 60% 2-1 0-0 1-1
Canada Milos Raonic 2011-2017 4 2-2 50% 1-1 0-1 1-0
Spain David Ferrer 2004-2016 2 1-1 50% 0-1 0-0 1-0
Austria Dominic Thiem 2016 2 1-1 50% 1-1 0-0 0-0
Germany Alexander Zverev 2017-2018 2 1-1 50% 0-0 0-1 1-0
Russia Nikolay Davydenko 2006-2012 4 1-3 25% 1-2 0-1 0-0
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2000-2012 2 0-2 0% 0-2 0-0 0-0
Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i? 2006-2011 2 0-2 0% 0-2 0-0 0-0
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 2015 3 0-3 0% 0-3 0-0 0-0
Croatia Marin ?ili? 2016-2018 4 0-4 0% 0-1 0-0 0-3
Number 4 ranked players
Czech Republic Tomá? Berdych 2016-2017 2 1-1 50% 1-1 0-0 0-0
France Sébastien Grosjean 2005 1 0-1 0% 0-1 0-0 0-0
United Kingdom Tim Henman 2004 1 0-1 0% 0-1 0-0 0-0
Sweden Robin Söderling 2009-2011 3 0-3 0% 0-2 0-0 0-1
Japan Kei Nishikori 2009-2017 4 0-4 0% 0-4 0-0 0-0
Number 5 ranked players
Argentina Gastón Gaudio 2007 1 1-0 100% 1-0 0-0 0-0
South Africa Kevin Anderson 2008-2017 5 3-2 60% 2-1 1-0 0-1
Spain Tommy Robredo 2005-2017 2 1-1 50% 0-0 1-0 0-1
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2014-2017 5 2-3 40% 1-2 0-0 1-1
Chile Fernando González 2006 1 0-1 0% 0-1 0-0 0-0
Czech Republic Ji?í Novák 2004 1 0-1 0% 0-1 0-0 0-0
Germany Rainer Schüttler 2006 1 0-1 0% 0-0 0-1 0-0
Number 6 ranked players
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 2004-2006 2 2-0 100% 1-0 1-0 0-0
France Gaël Monfils 2015-2016 3 1-2 33% 1-1 0-1 0-0
France Gilles Simon 2014-2015 3 1-2 33% 1-2 0-0 0-0
Number 7 ranked players
Belgium David Goffin 2015 2 1-1 50% 1-0 0-0 0-1
France Richard Gasquet 2005-2015 6 2-4 33% 2-3 0-0 0-1
United States Mardy Fish 2011-2012 3 1-2 33% 1-2 0-0 0-0
Spain Fernando Verdasco 2005-2016 4 1-3 25% 1-2 0-1 0-0
Sweden Thomas Johansson 2005 1 0-1 0% 0-0 0-0 0-1
Number 8 ranked players
Russia Karen Khachanov 2016 1 1-0 100% 1-0 0-0 0-0
Australia Mark Philippoussis 2005 1 1-0 100% 1-0 0-0 0-0
Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek 2005 1 1-0 100% 1-0 0-0 0-0
Serbia Janko Tipsarevi? 2002-2012 3 2-1 67% 1-1 1-0 0-0
Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2005-2018 7 4-3 57% 2-1 0-2 2-0
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 2015-2018 5 2-3 40% 1-2 0-1 1-0
United States John Isner 2010-2017 6 2-4 33% 1-4 0-0 1-0
Austria Jürgen Melzer 2005-2012 3 1-2 33% 1-0 0-1 0-1
United States Jack Sock 2015 1 0-1 0% 0-1 0-0 0-0
Number 9 ranked players
Spain Nicolás Almagro 2008-2016 2 2-0 100% 2-0 0-0 0-0
Italy Fabio Fognini 2016 1 1-0 100% 1-0 0-0 0-0
Chile Nicolás Massú 2005 1 1-0 100% 1-0 0-0 0-0
Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 2013-2017 6 1-5 17% 1-3 0-2 0-0
Number 10 ranked players
Spain Félix Mantilla 2005 1 1-0 100% 0-0 0-0 1-0
Canada Denis Shapovalov 2018 1 1-0 100% 0-0 0-0 1-0
Latvia Ernests Gulbis 2011-2018 2 1-1 50% 1-0 0-1 0-0
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 2015-2018 4 1-3 25% 1-1 0-2 0-0
Argentina Juan Mónaco 2006 1 0-1 0% 0-0 0-1 0-0
France Arnaud Clément 2004-2005 2 0-2 0% 0-2 0-0 0-0
Total 2002-2018 167 57-110 34% 38-75 5-19 14-16

References

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  2. ^ "Gilles Muller - Biography". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2016.
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