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Francisco Cerúndolo
Francisco Cerundolo - Wimbledon 2022 (21) (cropped).jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1998-08-13) 13 August 1998 (age 24)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2018
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachKevin Konfederak
Prize money$1,290,724
Singles
Career record25-24 (51.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 24 (25 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 27 (15 August 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2021)
French Open1R (2021, 2022)
Wimbledon1R (2022)
US Open1R (2022)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2021)
Doubles
Career record3-6 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 256 (28 February 2022)
Current rankingNo. 275 (1 August 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open1R (2022)
Wimbledon1R (2022)
Medal record
Representing  Argentina
Men's Tennis
South American Games
Silver medal - second place Men's singles
Last updated on: 1 August 2022.

Francisco Cerúndolo (born 13 August 1998) is an Argentine professional tennis player. He has won one ATP singles title.

Cerúndolo attained a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 24 on 25 July 2022. He also has a career high doubles ranking of World No. 256 achieved on 28 February 2022.

Career

2019-2020: ATP debut

Cerúndolo made his ATP main draw debut on home soil at the 2019 Argentina Open in Buenos Aires after receiving a wildcard for the singles main draw, losing to Guido Pella in three sets.[1]

Cerúndolo played another ATP main draw a year later at the 2020 Argentina Open in Buenos Aires after receiving a wildcard for the singles main draw again, losing to Laslo Djere in three sets.

2021: First ATP final, Grand Slam and Olympics debut

In January 2021, he was one of two players to test positive for COVID-19 during the Australian Open qualifying event in Doha.[2]

Francisco Cerúndolo reached his first ATP tour final at the 2021 Argentina Open as a qualifier but was defeated by world No. 9 Diego Schwartzman. He was the first qualifier to reach the final in Buenos Aires since José Acasuso in 2001. At the time, Acasuso was coached by Cerúndolo's father, Alejandro Cerúndolo.[3]

Cerúndolo made his main draw debut in a Grand Slam at the 2021 French Open as a lucky loser, where he lost to Thiago Monteiro.

Cerúndolo qualified to represent Argentina at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

2022: Two ATP 500 semifinals, Masters 1000 semifinal, two top 10 wins, first title, top 30 debut

At the 2022 Argentina Open he reached the quarterfinals of his home tournament as a qualifier defeating Miomir Kecmanovic. As a result he reached the top 100 in the singles rankings, joining Juan Manuel Cerúndolo as the first brothers in the Top 100 at the same time since Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev in May 2019.

Cerúndolo received a Special Exempt into the tournament in Rio the following week. There, he beat Benoît Paire, Roberto Carballés Baena and again Kecmanovi? to reach his first ATP 500 semifinal, where he lost in straight sets to Diego Schwartzman.

Cerúndolo recorded his first ATP Tour victories on hard court at the Masters 1000 event in Miami, defeating Tallon Griekspoor and seeded players Reilly Opelka and Gael Monfils en route to the fourth round. He beat Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round to advance to the quarterfinals. He advanced to the semifinals after Jannik Sinner retired during their match due to foot blisters.[4] Ranked World No. 103 at the time, he became the lowest-ranked semifinalist in the history of the Miami Open, and also became the first male player since Jerzy Janowicz in 2012 to reach the semifinals on their Masters 1000 level debut. He lost to 6th seed Casper Ruud in the semifinals in straight sets.[5] Following this result, his ranking rose 52 places to a career high of World No. 51.

In Båstad, Cerúndolo recorded his first win against a player inside the top 10 after beating top seed and defending champion Casper Ruud in 3 sets. He proceeded to reach the final after beating Aslan Karatsev and Pablo Carreño Busta. He defeated Sebastián Báez in the final to win his first ATP title.[6][7] As a result he reached the top 30 on 18 July 2022.[8][9]

At the 2022 Hamburg European Open he reached the quarterfinals defeating World No. 8 and second seed Andrey Rublev.[10] He reached his second ATP 500 semifinal by beating Aslan Karatsev in three sets.

Personal life

His younger brother Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (born 2001)[11] is also a tennis player. Juan Manuel was also in his first final and won his first title at the 2021 Córdoba Open one week before his brother's final.[12] The Cerúndolos became the first brothers to reach consecutive finals on the ATP Tour since 2017, when Alexander Zverev won the title in Rome and Mischa Zverev reached the final in Geneva.[13] In Cordoba, Francisco contested the first ATP Tour event in which his brother was also competing, making them the first Argentine brothers in 40 years to appear in the same tournament. [14]

ATP career finals

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP Finals (0-0)
Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 2021 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay Argentina Diego Schwartzman 1-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 July 2022 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Argentina Sebastián Báez 7-6(7-4), 6-2

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 16 (13-3)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (5-1)
ITF Futures Tour (8-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (12-3)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2018 Argentina F6, Buenos Aires Futures Clay Argentina Gonzalo Villanueva 0-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Oct 2018 Brazil F5, Mogi das Cruzes Futures Clay Brazil Daniel Dutra da Silva 6-2, 6-4
Win 2-1 Oct 2018 Brazil F6, Curitiba Futures Clay Brazil Felipe Meligeni Alves 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Win 3-1 Jan 2019 M15 Manacor, Spain Futures Clay Russia Ivan Gakhov 6-3, 6-3
Win 4-1 Jan 2019 M15 Palmanova, Spain Futures Clay Switzerland Sandro Ehrat 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Win 5-1 May 2019 M15 Buenos Aires, Argentina Futures Clay Argentina Genaro Alberto Olivieri 7-6(7-2), 7-6(8-6)
Win 6-1 Jun 2019 M25 Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Clay Australia Christopher O'Connell 3-6, 6-2, [10-4]
Loss 6-2 Jul 2019 M25 Buenos Aires, Argentina Futures Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Ficovich 5-7, 7-6(7-5), 3-6
Win 7-2 Jan 2019 M25 Lima, Peru Futures Clay Peru Nicolás Álvarez 6-2, 6-1
Win 8-2 Jan 2020 M25 Los Angeles, USA Futures Hard United States Alexander Ritschard 6-3, 6-3
Win 9-2 Oct 2020 Split, Croatia Challenger Clay Portugal Pedro Sousa 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Win 10-2 Nov 2020 Guayaquil, Ecuador Challenger Clay Slovakia Andrej Martin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Win 11-2 Dec 2020 Campinas, Brazil Challenger Clay Spain Roberto Carballés Baena 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 11-3 Feb 2021 Concepción, Chile Challenger Clay Argentina Sebastián Báez 3-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-7(5-7)
Win 12-3 Aug 2021 Cordenons, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Tomás Martín Etcheverry 6-1, 6-2
Win 13-3 Jan 2022 Santa Cruz, Bolivia Challenger Clay Argentina Camilo Ugo Carabelli 6-4, 6-3

Doubles: 3 (1-2)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-1)
ITF Futures Tour (1-1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Mar 2019 M15 Pinamar, Argentina Futures Clay Argentina Hernán Casanova Peru Arklon Huertas del Pino
Peru Conner Huertas del Pino
7-6(9-7), 3-6, [10-5]
Loss 1-1 Jun 2019 M25 Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Clay Brazil João Pedro Sorgi Latvia M?rti Pod?us
Russia Maxim Ratniuk
6-7(5-7), 2-6
Loss 1-2 Jan 2022 Concepción, Chile Challenger Clay Argentina Camilo Ugo Carabelli Ecuador Diego Hidalgo
Colombia Cristian Rodríguez
2-6, 0-6

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (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); (W-L) win-loss record.
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 2022 French Open.

Record against top 10 players

Cerúndolo's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

Wins over 10 players

Season 2022 Total
Wins 2 2
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score FCR
2022
1. Norway Casper Ruud No. 5 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay 2R 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 39
2. Russia Andrey Rublev No. 8 Hamburg European Open, Germany Clay 2R 6-4, 6-2 30

References

  1. ^ "David Ferrer and Felix Auger-Aliassime grab Buenos Aires invitations". Tennisworldusa.org.
  2. ^ "Australian Open qualifiers halted mid-match to tell player he had Covid-19". TheGuardian.com. 12 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Qualifier Cerúndolo Clinches First ATP Final In Buenos Aires". ATP Tour. 6 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Francisco Cerundolo Moves into Miami SFS After Jannik Sinner Retires". ATP Tour.
  5. ^ "Ruud Reaches First Masters 1000 Final, Ends Cerundolo's Dream Miami Run". ATP Tour. 1 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Francisco Cerundolo Overcomes Sebastian Baez for Maiden Title in Bastad". ATP Tour.
  7. ^ "Francisco Cerundolo: First-Time Winner Spotlight | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  8. ^ "Ranking Reaction: Cerundolo, Cressy break into Top 30, Top 40 after capturing first ATP titles". Tennis.com.
  9. ^ "Francisco Cerundolo Cracks Top 30 Following Bastad Title". ATP Tour.
  10. ^ "Red-Hot Francisco Cerundolo Upsets Rublev, Extends Winning Run In Hamburg". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2022.
  11. ^ "Juan Manuel Cerundolo | Overview". ATP Tour.
  12. ^ "Remember the Name: Inside the Cerundolo Clan's ATP Tour Breakthrough". ATP Tour.
  13. ^ "The untold tale of brothers and sisters who wrote the history of tennis". Medium.com. 25 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Francisco Cerundolo is a 2021 Argentina Open finalist". ATP Tour. 6 March 2021.

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