Alessio Di Mauro Bio

  • 2007 IN REVIEW The Italian rose to a career-high No. 68 after reaching first ATP final in Buenos Aires (l. to Monaco)
  • Made five first round exits at ATP events for 5-10 season record (1-3 in doubles)
  • On Challenger circuit, captured Mantova title (d. Ascione) in July with one SF performance in Milan and seven QF exits
  • In doubles, finished runner-up in Napoli (w/Crugnola)
  • On Nov. 10, suspended for nine months and fined $60,000 for wagering on outcome or any other aspect of an ‘Event' under Article C.1 of the 2007 ATP Tennis Anti Corruption Program. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1998 – Was 12-7 in Futures, reaching one final
  • 1999 – Reached four Futures SF for a 12-6 record
  • 2000 – Appeared in two Futures finals while compiling a 23-9 record
  • 2001 – Claimed first career Challenger title in July at Campinas (d. Delgado)
  • Two weeks later, won first career Futures title in Italy (d. Scala)
  • Just two weeks later, was finalist at Bressanone Challenger (l. to Furlan)
  • Was 19-14 in Challengers
  • 2002 – Posted a 9-17 Challenger mark
  • 2003 – Made ATP debut at Palermo (l. to Squillari) as wild card
  • Won title at San Marino Challenger
  • Also reached to Challenger SFs
  • Finished with 26-18 Challenger record
  • Reached two Challenger doubles finals, winning title at Olbia (w/Santopadre)
  • 2004 – Made Davis Cup debut in April against Georgia (d. Ushangishvili)
  • In AMS debut, lost in three sets to Srichaphan in Rome
  • Also played ATP events in Kitzbuhel and Palermo
  • Won Challenger title in Rimini (d. Tenconi)
  • Finalist in Sassuolo (l. to Starace)
  • 2005 – Reached three Challenger finals in first six events of the year
  • Won title at Monza (d. Devilder)
  • Runner-up at Barletta (l. to Gasquet) and Olbia (l. to Behrend)
  • In May, finalist at Turin (l. to Berlocq)
  • Made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon and reached 2nd RD (d. Goodall, l. to Kiefer)
  • Played four straight summer ATP clay events, reaching 2nd RD at Gstaad and Kitzbuhel
  • Posted 36-19 Challenger record
  • Doubles finalist at Olbia and Turin Challengers
  • 2006-- Finished in Top 100 for first time in his career highlighted by his first ATP QF
  • Enjoyed his most successful ATP season with seven match wins and also compiled a 20-12 record in Challenger play
  • After opening season with SF at Santiago Challenger, reached 2nd RD at Vi±a del Mar (d. A. Garcia, l. to Pashanski)
  • In late February, reached first career QF at Acapulco with first Top 10 win over No. 7 Coria before falling to Chela
  • In March, reached Napoli Challenger final (l. to Starace)
  • Reached 3rd RD at AMS Monte-Carlo with wins over Wawrinka and Stepanek before falling to Gaudio
  • Reached 2nd RD at ATP stop in Casablanca
  • Made Roland Garros debut (l. to Gicquel)
  • Made US Open debut, reaching 2nd RD (d. Melzer, l. to Murray)
  • During year, reached Challenger SF or better four times
  • In doubles, made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon (w/Azzaro)
  • Earned a career-high $205,095. PERSONAL Began playing tennis at age six with older brothers, Germano and Fabio, who both played professional tennis
  • Father, Salvatore, used to run a hotel business, mother, Fernanda is a hairdresser
  • Finished accounting school
  • Began taking tennis seriously when he moved to Palermo at age 15 together with his brother Germano
  • Favorite surface is clay, favorite shot is the backhand
  • Big fan of the Juventus soccer team and likes to read thriller books
  • Coached by countryman Fabio Rizzo.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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