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Albert Ramos Vinolas
Albert Ramos
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Full nameAlbert Ramos Viñolas
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceMataró, Spain
Born (1988-01-17) 17 January 1988 (age 33)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJosé María Díaz
Noé Losmozos
Prize moneyUS$8,162,087
Singles
Career record239-265 (47.4% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 17 (8 May 2017)
Current rankingNo. 46 (20 September 2021)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French OpenQF (2016)
Wimbledon3R (2016, 2017)
US Open2R (2012, 2016, 2017, 2021)
Doubles
Career record26-124 (17.3% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 117 (5 March 2018)
Current rankingNo. 541 (3 May 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
Wimbledon1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021)
US Open2R (2013, 2019)
Last updated on: 2 May 2021.

Albert Ramos Viñolas (Spanish pronunciation: [al'?e?t 'ramoz ?i'?olas];[a][2] born 17 January 1988) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is currently ranked in the top 40 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP),[3] and has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 17, achieved by reaching the final of the 2017 Monte Carlo Masters.

Playing style

Ramos-Viñolas has a baseline game, comparable to compatriot Rafael Nadal. He is a counterpuncher who uses a heavy topspin game to grind opponents down. He has a heavy topspin forehand, which is his strongest shot to move opponents around the court. He can also flatten out his forehand to produce clean winners. Both wings are capable of producing winners, but his flatter forehand can produce many unforced errors. He has an accurate first serve, which he uses to then set up his next shot. His first serve can break down when under pressure. He is a strong mover around the court, and he makes net approaches often. He also plays with a lot of variety, using slices and drop-shots to mix up his game. He has most success on clay, making the quarterfinals of 2016 French Open, winning his first 3 ATP titles, and reaching his first Masters 1000 final.

Tennis career

Junior career

Ramos Viñolas has participated in the finals of six Futures tournaments, four of which he won. He lost in the finals of two ATP Challenger Tour tournaments (in Seville against his compatriot Pere Riba and in Palermo against Romanian player Adrian Ungur). In 2010 he won his first Challenger final in San Sebastián, defeating Benoît Paire.

2010: First tournaments on the ATP World Tour

As World No. 167, Albert Ramos Viñolas began 2010 nearly 300 positions higher than the start of the previous season. He lost in the qualifying rounds of Doha, Sydney and the Australian Open before returning to Challenger tournaments for the next three months. After qualifying into the main draw of the Barcelona Open, and securing a straight sets victory in the first round, Ramos Viñolas defeated World No. 12 Fernando González in three close sets. Despite losing to Ernests Gulbis in the third round, his upset over Gonzalez increased his confidence going forward.

Successive losses in the qualifying rounds of the French Open, and Wimbledon led to a dip in his rankings, however success at the San Sebastian, Seville and various other Challenger tournaments, gave Ramos Viñolas a ranking of World No. 123 to finish off his season.

2011: Cracking the Top 100

Ramos Viñolas played a combination of ATP World Tour events, and Challenger tournaments over the course of 2011. Second round losses at the Chile and Argentina Open to Fabio Fognini, and Tommy Robredo respectively, gave Ramos Viñolas direct entrance into his first ATP tournaments. He tasted his first grand slam success at the French Open after a first round victory over Javier Marti. He lost to eventual quarterfinalist and World No. 5 Robin Söderling in the second round.

After victories in Milan and again at the San Sebastian Challenger, Ramos Viñolas made it to his first ATP Quarterfinal at the Romanian Open, losing to Florian Mayer in straight sets. His performance in Bucharest allowed Ramos Viñolas' ranking to peak below 100 at World No. 87. Following an impressive win over Marin Cilic in the first round of the Shanghai Masters, Ramos Viñolas finished his year at World No. 66.

2012: First ATP final and continued success

At the 2012 Indian Wells Masters, he won over Richard Gasquet to reach the third round, where he fell to Pablo Andújar. At the 2012 Miami Masters, he defeated world no. 15 player Feliciano López, then lost to Gasquet in the third round. His lone ATP final came in the 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, which he lost to reigning champion Andújar in an all-Spanish affair.[4]

2013: Mixed results and minor setbacks

At the 2013 Miami Masters, Ramos Viñolas beat world no. 14 Juan Mónaco and former world no. 4 James Blake to reach the fourth round, where he lost to Jürgen Melzer. At the 2013 Barcelona Open, he defeated Jerzy Janowicz and world no. 15 Kei Nishikori, after which Rafael Nadal defeated him in the quarterfinals.

2014: Struggles with form

2015: Resurgence to his previous best

At the 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters, Ramos Viñolas defeated world No. 2 Roger Federer in three sets to reach the third round, where he fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.[5]

2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinal and first ATP title

At the 2016 French Open, Ramos Viñolas advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating eighth seed Milos Raonic in straight sets in the fourth round.[6] He then lost in straight sets to third seed Stan Wawrinka.[7] Later that year at Wimbledon, he defeated Vasek Pospisil in four sets, and then 25th seed Viktor Troicki, to reach the third round for the first time.

Ramos Viñolas next played at the Swedish Open as the third seed. He defeated Roberto Carballés Baena in straight sets, and then beat Andrea Arnaboldi in three sets. In the semifinals, he defeated top seed David Ferrer in straight sets. He won his first ATP title when he defeated fifth seed Fernando Verdasco in the final in straight sets.

He continued his good form for the year by reaching the final in Chengdu, where he lost to the young Russian Karen Khachanov in three sets.

2017: First Masters 1000 Final and cracking the top 20

Ramos Viñolas reached the final of the 2017 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, beating top seed Andy Murray, 5th seed Marin Cilic, 11th seed Lucas Pouille in the 4th round, quarterfinal and semifinal respectively en route to the championship match, where he lost to the 9 times tournament champion Rafael Nadal. He reached his career-high of world No. 17 on 8 May 2017, following a quarterfinal run at the 2017 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell where he was defeated by the top seed Andy Murray.

2018-2019: Second ATP title

At the 2018 Australian Open he reached the third round, his best showing at this Grand Slam, where he was defeated by the 14th seed Novak Djokovic.

He won his second title on clay at the 2019 Swiss Open Gstaad in July and reached in the same month his 7th final on clay at the 2019 Generali Open Kitzbühel in Austria, where he lost to top seed Dominic Thiem.

2020-2021: Third ATP title, return to top 40

Ramos Vinolas reached the finals of two ATP tournaments on clay at the 2021 Córdoba Open, where he was defeated by first time qualifier Argentine Juan Manuel Cerundolo, and at the 2021 Estoril Open, without losing a set reaching his 10th career final and third ATP title on clay defeating Brit Cameron Norrie in three sets.[8][9] As a result he returned to the top 40 on 3 May 2021, for the first time since March 2020.[10]

Significant finals

Masters 1000 finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 1-6, 3-6

ATP career finals

Singles: 10 (3 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3-6)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (3-6)
Grass (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3-7)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Spain Pablo Andújar 1-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 1-1 Jul 2016 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Oct 2016 Chengdu Open, China 250 Series Hard Russia Karen Khachanov 7-6(7-4), 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Loss 1-3 Mar 2017 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas 7-6(7-3), 4-6, 4-6
Loss 1-4 Apr 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 1-6, 3-6
Loss 1-5 Feb 2018 Ecuador Open, Ecuador 250 Series Clay Spain Roberto Carballés Baena 3-6, 6-4, 4-6
Win 2-5 Jul 2019 Swiss Open Gstaad, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Germany Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-3, 6-2
Loss 2-6 Jul 2019 Austrian Open, Austria 250 Series Clay Austria Dominic Thiem 6-7(0-7), 1-6
Loss 2-7 Feb 2021 Córdoba Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay Argentina Juan Manuel Cerúndolo 0-6, 6-2, 2-6
Win 3-7 May 2021 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay United Kingdom Cameron Norrie 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-3)

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

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 (0-1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2013 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
2-6, 6-3, [3-10]

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 19 (11-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (7-6)
ITF Futures Tour (4-2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (11-7)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2006 Spain F20, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Futures Hard France Adrian Mannarino 0-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 May 2008 Spain F21, Maspalomas Futures Clay Spain David Diaz-Ventura 5-7, 3-6
Win 1-2 Jul 2008 Spain F25, Alicante Futures Clay Morocco Mounir El Aarej 4-6, 5-0 ret.
Win 2-2 Mar 2009 Spain F9, Badalona Futures Clay Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4
Win 3-2 May 2009 Spain F15, Balaguer Futures Clay Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Win 4-2 May 2009 Spain F16, Lleida Futures Clay Spain Pablo Santos-Gonzalez 6-2, 6-3
Loss 4-3 Sep 2009 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Pere Riba 6-7(2-7), 2-6
Loss 4-4 Sep 2009 Palermo, Italy Challenger Clay Romania Adrian Ungur 4-6, 4-6
Win 5-4 Aug 2010 San Sebastián, Spain Challenger Clay France Benoît Paire 6-4, 6-2
Win 6-4 Sep 2010 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Pere Riba 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Win 7-4 Jun 2011 Milan, Italy Challenger Clay Kazakhstan Evgeny Korolev 6-4, 3-0, ret.
Loss 7-5 Jun 2011 Turin, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq 4-6, 3-6
Win 8-5 Aug 2011 San Sebastián, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Pere Riba 6-1, 6-2
Win 9-5 Jun 2014 Milan, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Pere Riba 6-3, 7-5
Loss 9-6 Jun 2014 Padova, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González 3-6, 4-6
Win 10-6 Sep 2014 Genoa, Italy Challenger Clay Croatia Mate Deli? 6-1, 7-5
Loss 10-7 Sep 2014 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Challenger Clay Serbia Viktor Troicki 5-7, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 10-8 Sep 2014 Kenitra, Morocco Challenger Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver 3-6, 4-6
Win 11-8 Jul 2015 San Benedetto, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Alessandro Giannessi 6-2, 6-4

Doubles: 5 (1-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0-2)
ITF Futures Tour (1-2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2007 Spain F26 Futures Clay Spain Georgi Rumenov Payakov Spain Mariano Albert-Ferrando
Spain Guillermo Olaso
7-6(7-2), 6-7(5-7), 4-6
Win 1-1 Mar 2008 Spain F12 Futures Clay Spain Guillermo Olaso Portugal Rui Machado
Spain Andoni Vivanco-Guzman
6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Oct 2008 Spain F40 Futures Clay Spain David Canudas-Fernandez Australia Miles Armstrong
Cyprus Photos Kallias
3-6, 1-6
Loss 1-3 Aug 2009 Vigo, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Pedro Clar Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker
Netherlands Raemon Sluiter
6-7(5-7), 2-6
Loss 1-4 Aug 2009 San Sebastián, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Pedro Clar France Jonathan Eysseric
France Romain Jouan
5-7, 3-6

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (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

Current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 3-10
French Open Q2 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 4R 3R 1R 2R 1R 11-11
Wimbledon Q1 A 1R 1R A 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R NH 1R 5-8
US Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 4-11
Win-Loss 0-0 1-2 1-4 0-4 0-3 1-4 8-4 6-4 4-4 0-4 1-3 1-4 23-40
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A 3R 2R A 3R 3R 3R 2R 3R NH 10-7
Miami Masters A A 3R 4R A 2R 2R 2R A 3R A 9-6
Monte-Carlo Masters A Q2 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R F 2R Q2 1R 9-8
Madrid Masters A Q1 1R A 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 5-8
Rome Masters A Q2 1R 2R Q2 A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 5-7
Canada Masters A A A Q1 A A A 1R 1R A NH 1R 0-3
Cincinnati Masters A A 1R Q1 A A 1R 3R 1R A A 2R 3-5
Shanghai Masters A 2R 1R A A 3R 1R QF 1R 2R NH 7-7
Paris Masters Q2 Q1 2R Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 2R Q2 Q1 1R 2-4
Win-Loss 0-0 1-1 5-8 6-4 2-2 7-5 6-8 11-9 4-7 6-5 0-2 2-4 50-55
Career statistics
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Career
Tournaments 4 16 31 22 19 23 32 30 29 24 14 22 266
Titles-Finals 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-2 0-1 1-2 0-0 2-4 4-12
Year-end ranking 123 66 50 83 63 54 27 23 65 41 46

Doubles

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2-10
French Open A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1-8
Wimbledon A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R A NH 1R 0-7
US Open 1R 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2-10
Win-Loss 0-1 0-4 1-4 0-1 0-4 0-4 0-4 2-4 1-2 1-3 0-4 5-35

Record against top 10 players

Ramos' match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in bold (ATP World Tour, Grand Slam and Davis Cup main draw matches).

* As of 2 September 2021

Wins over top-10 players

  • Ramos has a 7-42 (14.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 7
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score ARV Rank
2015
1. Switzerland Roger Federer 3 Shanghai, China Hard 2R 7-6(7-4), 2-6, 6-3 70
2016
2. Canada Milos Raonic 9 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 55
3. Austria Dominic Thiem 10 Chengdu, China Hard QF 6-1, 6-4 31
2017
4. United Kingdom Andy Murray 1 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 24
5. Croatia Marin ?ili? 8 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay QF 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-2 24
2018
6. United States John Isner 9 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-5) 41
2021
7. Argentina Diego Schwartzman 9 Córdoba, Argentina Clay QF 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 47

Equipment and wear

He currently uses Babolat racquets and wears Joma clothes and footwear after ending his contract with Lacoste this year.

Personal life

His sister Anna played college tennis at the University of the Pacific.[11] He married Helena Martí in November 2017, and they had a daughter born in August 2020.[12][13]

Notes

  1. ^ In isolation, Ramos and Viñolas are pronounced ['ramos] and [bi'?olas] respectively.

References

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Albert Ramos Viñolas himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Rankings | Singles | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Andújar vence a Ramos y refrenda el título de Casablanca" [Andújar defeats Ramos and retains the Casablanca title] (in Spanish). Terra. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Roger Federer defeated by Albert Ramos Viñolas in Shanghai Masters". The Guardian. Reuters. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Newman, Paul (29 May 2016). "French Open: Milos Raonic emphatically defeated by Albert Ramos Vinolas". The Independent. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "French Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka too good for Albert Ramos Vinolas". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.tennisnow.com/News/2021/May/Ramos-Vinolas-Reaches-10th-Career-Final,-Sets-Norr.aspx
  9. ^ https://www.atptour.com/en/news/ramos-vinolas-norrie-estoril-2021-sunday-final
  10. ^ https://www.atptour.com/en/news/ramos-vinolas-fedex-atp-rankings-3-may-2021
  11. ^ "Anna Ramos Vinolas - University of the Pacific Athletics". pacifictigers.com.
  12. ^ "Ramos Viñolas Firma Su "Día Mágico"". atptour.com. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ "Albert Ramos Da La Bienvenida A La Paternidad". atptour.com (in Spanish). 4 September 2020. Retrieved 2021.

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