Marcos Giron
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Marcos Giron

Marcos Giron
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Giron at the 2019 French Open
Full nameMarcos Andres Giron
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceThousand Oaks, California
Born (1993-07-24) July 24, 1993 (age 29)
Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Turned pro2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUCLA
CoachMaxime Tabatruong
Evan Lee
Prize moneyUS$2,008,784[1]
Singles
Career record46-57 (44.7%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 49 (May 16, 2022)
Current rankingNo. 55 (July 25, 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2020, 2021, 2022)
French Open3R (2021)
Wimbledon2R (2021, 2022)
US Open2R (2020, 2021)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Doubles
Career record6-9 (40.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 199 (July 1, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 218 (May 9, 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (2022)
French Open1R (2022)
Wimbledon1R (2022)
US Open1R (2014, 2021)
Last updated on: May 9, 2022.

Marcos Andres Giron (born July 24, 1993; Spanish: Marcos Girón) is an American professional tennis player. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 49 on 16 May 2022 and a doubles ranking of No. 199 on July 1, 2019. He won the boys' singles in the Ojai Tennis Tournament in 2009 and the men's invitational in 2011.[2] In 2014, Giron won the singles title at the 2014 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships for UCLA.[3]

Professional career

2020: US Open debut, top 100 ranking

Giron reached the second round of a major at the 2020 US Open where he won his first match against Marc Polmans in five sets and at the 2020 French Open for the first time in his career.

In November 2020, Giron recorded his first top-ten win against 7th seed Matteo Berrettini at the Paris Masters.[4]

2021: Olympics and top 60

Giron at the 2022 French Open

Giron participated in the main draw as a direct entry at the 2021 Australian Open for a second consecutive year but lost in the first round to 6th seed Alexander Zverev in four sets.[5]

In June 2021, Giron reached the third round of a Grand Slam at the 2021 French Open for the first time in his career.[6]

At the 2021 Halle Open, Giron reached his first quarterfinal at an ATP 500 level tournament as a qualifier where he was defeated by Félix Auger-Aliassime.[7] As a result of this good run, he reached a then career-high of No. 65 on June 21, 2021.

Giron made the second round at the Olympics, beating Norbert Gombos[8] before losing to Kei Nishikori in three sets.[9]

In September at the 2021 Sofia Open, Giron reached his fourth quarterfinal of the season (with quarterfinal appearances in Halle, Metz and Winston-Salem) after defeating 3rd seed Alex de Minaur in the second round.[10] He later beat 8th seed John Millman in 70 minutes to move into his first career ATP tour-level semifinal,[11] where he lost to 2nd seed Gaël Monfils.[12] As a result he reached a new career high ranking in the top 60 at world No. 59 on October 4, 2021.

2022: Tour semifinal and top 50

At the 2022 Dallas Open, Giron beat Tennys Sandgren, Liam Broady, and 1st seed Taylor Fritz to reach his second ATP tour semifinal,[13] where he lost to 4th seed Jenson Brooksby after holding four match points.[14]

At the 2022 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, he reached the quarterfinals after defeating 8th seed Pablo Carreño Busta.

On his debut at the 2022 Italian Open, he reached the third round as a lucky loser after defeating 2020 Rome finalist, 12th seed and World No. 15 Diego Schwartzman.[15] It was his best showing at a Masters 1000 on clay and the best clay court win of his career. This was his second win over Schwartzman, having defeated him as a qualifier at the 2021 Rolex Paris Masters, also in straight sets in the second round. He lost to Félix Auger-Aliassime in the third round.[16] As a result he made his top 50 debut at World No. 49 on 16 May 2022.

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P 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.

Current through the 2022 Citi Open.

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 13 (8-5)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2-1)
ITF Futures Tour (6-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (8-5)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2013 USA F23, Claremont Futures Hard United States Dennis Novikov 6-0, 7-5
Win 2-0 Sep 2013 USA F25, Laguna Niguel Futures Hard United States Jarmere Jenkins 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Win 3-0 Mar 2014 USA F9, Calabasas Futures Hard United States Jason Jung 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Loss 3-1 Nov 2014 Mexico F13, Mazatlán Futures Hard United States Daniel Nguyen 0-6, 6-2, 6-7(0-7)
Win 4-1 Oct 2016 USA F33, Berkeley Futures Hard Sweden André Göransson 5-7, 7-6(7-5), 6-4
Win 5-1 Jan 2017 USA F2, Long Beach Futures Hard United States Collin Altamirano 7-6(7-3), 6-1
Loss 5-2 May 2017 China F7, Wuhan Futures Hard Australia Dayne Kelly 6-7(4-7), 6-7(6-8)
Win 6-2 May 2017 China F8, Fuzhou Futures Hard United States Alexander Sarkissian 7-5, 6-4
Loss 6-3 Jul 2017 Canada F4, Saskatoon Futures Hard Canada Filip Peliwo 6-7(7-9), 7-6(7-5), 1-6
Loss 6-4 Mar 2018 USA F8, Calabasas Futures Hard United States JC Aragone 2-6, 4-6
Win 7-4 Jan 2019 Orlando, USA Challenger Hard Barbados Darian King 6-4, 6-4
Loss 7-5 Sep 2019 New Haven, USA Challenger Hard United States Tommy Paul 3-6, 3-6
Win 8-5 Nov 2019 Houston, USA Challenger Hard Croatia Ivo Karlovi? 7-5, 6-7(5-7), 7-6(11-9)

Doubles: 9 (5-4)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2-0)
ITF Futures Tour (3-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (4-3)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2012 USA F26, Irvine Futures Hard United States Dennis Novikov United States Devin Britton
United States Austin Krajicek
2-6 ret.
Loss 0-2 Jun 2013 USA F17, Rochester Futures Clay United States Dennis Novikov United States Chase Buchanan
Brazil Fernando Romboli
2-6, 3-6
Win 1-2 Jul 2013 USA F18, Pittsburgh Futures Clay United States Connor Smith United States Christopher Mengel
United States Jason Tahir
6-3, 6-3
Loss 1-3 Jul 2013 USA F20, Godfrey Futures Hard United States Devin McCarthy United States Evan King
United States Peter Kobelt
5-7, 2-6
Win 2-3 Sep 2013 USA F24, Costa Mesa Futures Hard United States Mackenzie McDonald South Africa Keith-Patrick Crowley
South Africa Matt Fawcett
6-3, 6-2
Loss 2-4 Jun 2015 Canada F3, Richmond Futures Hard United Kingdom Farris Fathi Gosea United States Hunter Nicholas
United States Raymond Sarmiento
3-6, 4-6
Win 3-4 Aug 2015 Canada F6, Saskatoon Futures Hard United Kingdom Farris Fathi Gosea United States Patrick Davidson
Australia Matt Reid
6-3, 6-2
Win 4-4 Feb 2019 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i) United States Dennis Novikov Croatia Ante Pavi?
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
6-4, 7-6(7-3)
Win 5-4 Mar 2019 Indian Wells, USA Challenger Hard United States JC Aragone Barbados Darian King
United States Hunter Reese
6-4, 6-4

Record against other players

Record against top 10 players

Giron'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 top 10 players

  • He has a 1-11 (8.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2020 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MGR
2020
1. Italy Matteo Berrettini 10 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) 2R 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (0-7), 7-5 91

Notes

References

  1. ^ "ATP Prize Money Leaders" (PDF).
  2. ^ http://ojaitourney.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Past_Champions-070513.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "NCAA men's tennis: UCLA's Marcos Giron wins singles title". Pac-12. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Raonic Solid On Serve In Paris, Berrettini's London Hopes End". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Zverev Battles Past Giron At Australian Open". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "'BEATS ALL OF US LOSING': 4 US MEN, 8 WOMEN STILL IN FRENCH". Tennis Magazine. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Felix Soars Past Giron To Reach Halle SF". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Thousand Oaks' Marcos Giron wins his Olympics debut in Tokyo, beating Norbert Gombos of Slovakia 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2 to advance to the second round in men's tennis singles tournament. @TOHSAthletics @UCLAAthletics @marcos_giron93 @usatodaysports". Twitter. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "USA's Giron falls to Nishikori in second round". NBC Olympic broadcasts. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "Giron Downs De Minaur In Sofia". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ "Giron Marches Past Millman In Sofia". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "Monfils Cruises Into Sofia Final". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ "Marcos Giron upsets top seed Taylor Fritz to reach Dallas Open semifinals, which will feature 4 Americans". ESPN. February 12, 2022. Retrieved 2022.
  14. ^ "Opelka Wins Historic Tie-Break To Beat Isner in Dallas". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2022.
  15. ^ "Gamers: Why Less is More For Giron". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2022.
  16. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/tennis-italian-open-roundup-may-12-1.6450475[bare URL]

External links


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