Marc Gicquel
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Marc Gicquel
Marc Gicquel
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Born (1977-03-30) 30 March 1977 (age 44)
Tunis, Tunisia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,513,519
Singles
Career record92-113 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 37 (8 September 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2008)
French Open3R (2009)
Wimbledon3R (2008)
US Open4R (2006)
Doubles
Career record49-55 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 38 (12 January 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2008)
French Open2R (2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon2R (2007, 2009)
US Open3R (2008)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenQF (2005)
Medal record
Last updated on: 19 May 2021.

Marc Gicquel (born 30 March 1977) is a former professional male tennis player from France.

Tennis career

Gicquel turned pro in 1999. He made his ATP Tour singles debut at the 2002 Open 13 tournament on hard courts in Marseilles, France. He was granted direct entry into the qualifying draw, which saw him defeat Johan Rousseaux 6-4, 6-4 and Cristiano Caratti 6-2, 7-6(10-8) in the first two rounds prior to being defeated in the third and final round by Renzo Furlan 3-6, 3-6. He would however be gifted a lucky loser entry when sixth seeded Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. He faced wild card compatriot Nicolas Mahut in the first round and bettered him by a score of 6-4, 6-3 before falling to another Frenchman and eventual runner-up Nicolas Escude 1-6, 6-7(3-7).

Gicquel made his ATP Tour doubles main draw debut when he received a wild card entry into the 2005 French Open alongside compatriot Nicolas Devilder. They would optimize the opportunity they were given and defeated first round opponents Jordan Kerr and Sebastian Prieto 4-6, 7-5. 11-9 prior to bowing out with a second round loss to sixth seeds Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonjic 1-6, 3-6. He would also be given a wild card entry into the mixed doubles draw alongside Sandrine Testud, and they won their first two matches including a second round upset of the number 3 seeded Zimbabwean siblings Cara Black and Wayne Black 6-3, 2-6. 6-3 before falling in the quarterfinals to Paul Hanley and Samantha Stosur 4-6, 1-6.

On November 6, 2006, he broke into the top 50 after reaching his first ATP Tour final in Lyon, where he was defeated by Richard Gasquet. On April 30, 2007, Gicquel broke into the top 40 after reaching the semifinals of Casablanca. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 37 achieved on 8 September 2008. He also reached a career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 38 achieved on 12 January 2009.

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 the second year running. Gicquel's run, however, was halted by another Frenchman, Sébastien Grosjean.

One of Gicquel's most famous matches was against Nicolas Kiefer at the French Open in 2006. Kiefer won the first two sets 6-0, 6-1, but Gicquel won the next two 7-5, 6-3. Kiefer eventually won the fifth set 11-9 after Gicquel had already saved multiple match points.

Gicquel reached 33 singles finals throughout his career, resulting in 20 wins and 13 losses which includes an 0-3 record in ATP Tour finals and a 9-2 record in ATP Challenger Tour finals. Additionally, he reached 22 career doubles finals resulting in 11 wins and 11 losses which includes a 4-3 record in ATP Tour finals and a 4-3 in ATP Challenger Tour finals.

ATP Tour career finals

Singles: 3 (3 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 (0-3)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-1)
Indoor (0-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2006 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) France Richard Gasquet 3-6, 1-6
Loss 0-2 Oct 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) France Sébastien Grosjean 6-7(4-7), 4-6
Loss 0-3 Jun 2008 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass Spain David Ferrer 4-6, 2-6

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 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 (4-3)
Titles by surface
Hard (4-2)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3-2)
Indoor (1-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2007 Swiss Open, Switzerland International Clay France Florent Serra Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
5-7, 7-5, [7-10]
Loss 0-2 Jan 2008 Chennai Open, India International Hard Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
4-6, 5-7
Win 1-2 Aug 2008 Washington Open, US International Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt Brazil Bruno Soares
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7-6(8-6), 6-3
Win 2-2 Jan 2009 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Spain Fernando Verdasco
Germany Mischa Zverev
6-4, 6-3
Win 3-2 Jan 2010 Brisbane International, Australia (2) 250 Series Hard France Jérémy Chardy Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Win 4-2 Feb 2013 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Sweden Johan Brunström
South Africa Raven Klaasen
6-3, 3-6, [11-9]
Loss 4-3 Feb 2014 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
4-6, 6-1, [7-10]


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 30 (20-10)

Legend
ATP Challenger (9-2)
ITF Futures (11-8)
Finals by surface
Hard (12-3)
Clay (7-7)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1999 France F5, St. Brieuc Futures Clay Belgium Reginald Willems 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 May 2001 Morocco F1, Rabat Futures Clay Morocco Mehdi Tahiri 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 0-3 Sep 2001 Morocco F15, Bagneres-de-Bigorre Futures Hard France Nicolas Mahut 3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-4 Jan 2002 France F3, Feucherolles Futures Clay Spain Oscar Hernández 4-6, 6-2, 4-6
Win 1-4 Apr 2002 France F3, Feucherolles Futures Clay France Olivier Patience 6-4, 7-6(7-5)
Win 2-4 Oct 2002 France F21, La Roche Sur Yon Futures Hard France Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Win 3-4 Feb 2003 France F4, Feucherolles Futures Hard China Zhu Benqiang 6-2, 6-4
Loss 3-5 Oct 2003 France F20, Saint-Dizier Futures Hard France Thomas Dupré 7-5, 6-7(2-7), 4-6
Loss 3-6 Jan 2004 France F1, Deauville Futures Clay France Jean-Christophe Faurel 5-7, 6-2, 6-7(5-7)
Win 4-6 Feb 2004 France F2, Feucherolles Futures Hard France Julien Jeanpierre 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Win 5-6 Feb 2004 France F3, Bressuire Futures Hard France Jérôme Haehnel 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 5-7 Apr 2004 France F6, Angers Futures Clay France Nicolas Devilder 6-2, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 5-8 Apr 2004 France F7, Grasse Futures Clay France Gilles Simon 4-6, 1-6
Win 6-8 Aug 2004 Timi?oara, Romania Challenger Clay Austria Oliver Marach 6-3, 6-1
Win 7-8 Jul 2005 France F11, Saint-Gervais Futures Clay France Xavier Audouy 6-3, 6-1
Win 8-8 Oct 2005 Grenoble, France Challenger Hard Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6-0, 6-2
Win 9-8 Apr 2006 Saint-Brieuc, France Challenger Clay Netherlands Peter Wessels 6-3, 6-1
Loss 9-9 Jul 2006 Montauban, France Challenger Clay Algeria Lamine Ouahab 5-7, 6-3, 6-7(2-7)
Win 10-9 Feb 2008 Besançon, France Challenger Hard Austria Alexander Peya 7-6(7-2), 6-4
Win 11-9 May 2009 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay France Mathieu Montcourt 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Win 12-9 Oct 2010 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet Switzerland Stéphane Bohli 7-6(8-6), 4-6, 6-1
Win 13-9 Mar 2011 France F4, Lille Futures Hard France Jonathan Eysseric 6-3, 6-2
Win 14-9 Mar 2011 France F5, Poitiers Futures Hard France Kenny De Schepper 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-5)
Win 15-9 May 2011 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay Argentina Horacio Zeballos 6-2, 6-4
Win 16-9 Apr 2012 France F8, Ajaccio Futures Clay France Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy 6-3, 6-4
Win 17-9 Sep 2012 France F16, Mulhouse Futures Hard France Gregoire Burquier 6-4, 6-3
Win 18-9 Sep 2012 France F17, Plaisir Futures Hard Switzerland Sandro Ehrat 6-2, 6-3
Win 19-9 Nov 2012 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Hard Germany Matthias Bachinger 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 19-10 Feb 2013 Quimper, France Challenger Hard Romania Marius Copil 6-7(9-11), 4-6
Win 20-10 Sep 2013 St. Remy, France Challenger Hard Italy Matteo Viola 6-4, 6-3

Doubles: 15 (7-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (4-3)
ITF Futures (3-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-3)
Clay (3-5)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2001 France F8, Saint-Brieuc Futures Clay France Regis Lavergne Argentina Cristian Kordasz
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
4-6, 6-7(8-10)
Loss 0-2 Jun 2001 France F9, Noisy-le-Grand Futures Clay France Anthony Maublanc France Xavier Pujo
Morocco Mehdi Tahiri
4-6, 3-6
Win 1-2 Feb 2003 France F4, Feucherolles Futures Hard France Nicolas Mahut Switzerland Matthieu Amgwerd
Brazil Josh Goffi
7-5, 6-4
Win 2-2 Oct 2003 France F21, La Roche-sur-Yon Futures Hard France Jean-Baptiste Perlant France Laurent Recouderc
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6-2, 6-0
Win 3-2 Jan 2004 France F1, Deauville Futures Clay France Jean-Baptiste Perlant Greece Elefterios Alexiou
Greece Alexandros Jakupovic
6-1, 1-6, 6-3
Loss 3-3 Mar 2004 France F4, Lille Futures Hard France Édouard Roger-Vasselin France Jean-François Bachelot
France Jean-Michel Pequery
6-7(4-7), 3-6
Win 4-3 Jul 2005 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Poland Adam Chadaj
Poland Filip Urban
6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Loss 4-4 Jul 2006 Montauban, France Challenger Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Chile Adrián García
3-6, 6-4, [8-10]
Loss 4-5 Jul 2006 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Spain Guillermo García-López
Spain Salvador Navarro-Gutiérrez
4-6, 6-0, [9-11]
Win 5-5 Feb 2011 Courmayeur, Italy Challenger Hard France Nicolas Mahut France Olivier Charroin
France Alexandre Renard
6-3, 6-4
Loss 5-6 Mar 2011 France F4, Lille Futures Hard France Nicolas Renavand France Kenny De Schepper
France Alexandre Penaud
3-6, 6-2, [8-10]
Loss 5-7 Apr 2012 France F7, Angers Futures Clay France Nicolas Renavand Romania Florin Mergea
Romania Andrei Daescu
2-6, 6-3, [7-10]
Loss 5-8 Sep 2013 St. Remy, France Challenger Hard France Josselin Ouanna France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Albano Olivetti
3-6, 7-6(7-5), [13-15]
Win 6-8 May 2014 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky United States Ryan Harrison
United States Alex Kuznetsov
walkover
Win 7-8 Oct 2014 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard France Nicolas Mahut Germany Andre Begemann
Austria Julian Knowle
6-3, 6-4

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)

Singles

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A Q1 A Q2 Q3 2R 3R 1R 2R Q1 A Q2 Q1 0 / 4 4-4 50%
French Open Q1 Q1 1R Q3 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R Q3 1R Q2 0 / 8 4-8 33%
Wimbledon Q2 A A Q1 A 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R Q3 1R Q3 0 / 6 3-6 33%
US Open A A Q3 Q1 4R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q2 Q2 Q1 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 4-2 1-4 5-4 4-4 1-4 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 / 24 15-24 38%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R 2R 2R A A A A A 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Miami Open A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R A 0 / 5 0-5 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A Q1 2R 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Madrid Open A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A A A A A 1R A Not Masters Series 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Paris Masters A A Q1 Q2 1R A 1R Q2 Q2 Q1 A Q1 A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-7 1-4 2-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 / 18 4-18 18%

Doubles

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A 1R 2R QF 1R 1R A A A 1R 0 / 6 4-6 40%
French Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 10 5-10 33%
Wimbledon A A 2R 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 3 2-3 40%
US Open A A 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Win-Loss 1-1 0-2 2-4 5-4 2-4 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 0 / 24 14-24 37%

Mixed doubles

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
French Open QF 2R 2R A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 0 / 7 6-7 46%
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-Loss 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 / 7 6-7 46%

Trivia

In a match during the 2007 Halle, Germany tournament, Gicquel was struck directly in the crotch by a 129 mph 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]

References

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