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Gilles Müller

Gilles Müller (born on May 9, 1983) is a Luxembourgian professional tennis player. He was a U.S. Open junior champion and is one of the all time most successful players of his small country. He was born and raised and currently resides in Schifflange.

Professional career

Remarkable results against top players were Müller's victories over Andy Roddick in the first round of the 2005 US Open, over Rafael Nadal at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships and over Andre Agassi at the semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic 2004 in Washington D.C. At that tournament, he reached the final which he lost against Lleyton Hewitt.

At the 2008 US Open Gilles Müller, then ranked 130, had to go through the qualification tournament. He reached the main draw, where he consecutively beat Laurent Recouderc, former No. 2 Tommy Haas, Nicolas Almagro and 5th-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, advancing to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. In fact, he was not sure that he would even qualify and so he did not even book a hotel room for the tournament. He then lost to defending and eventual champion Roger Federer by a score of 6-7 (5-7), 4-6, 6-7 (5-7).

Career Finals (25)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Challengers (17)
Futures (6)

Singles Wins (9)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1 April 9, 2001 Kuwait Hard Hermes Gamonal 4-6 7-63 7-66
2 February 11, 2002 Glasgow Hard Maximilian Abel 7-64 7-63
3 April 22, 2002 Montego Bay Hard Julien Cassaigne 6-3 7-64
4 August 26, 2002 Florianopolis Clay Rodrigo Monte 3-6 7-66 6-1
5 July 21, 2003 Valladolid Hard Ivan Navarro 6-4 6-3
6 April 19, 2004 Napoli Clay Arnaud Di Pasquale 7-6 6-7 6-1
7 June 28, 2004 Córdoba Hard Nicolas Almagro 6-1 6-2
8 April 7, 2008 Humacao Hard Ivan Miranda 7-5 7-6
9 May 26, 2008 Izmir Hard Kristian Pless 7-5 6-3

Singles Runner-Up (8)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. April 21, 2003 Napoli Clay Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-4
2 March 29, 2004 Salinas Hard Alejandro Falla 65-7 6-2 6-2
3 June 21, 2004 Andorra la Vella Hard Kevin Kim 6-4 6-0
4 August 16, 2004 Washington D.C. Hard Lleyton Hewitt 6-3 6-4
5 July 25, 2005 Los Angeles Hard Andre Agassi 6-4 7-5
6 April 17, 2006 Bermuda Clay Fernando Vicente 2-6 6-2 7-63
7 October 8, 2007 Rennes Hard Philipp Petzschner 6-3 6-4
8 October 15, 2007 Kolding Hard Lukáš Lacko 7-63 6-4

Doubles Wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1 August 6, 2001 Luxembourg Clay Mike Scheidweiler Steve Adamson
Raoul Snijders
6-4 6-3
2 June 21, 2004 Andorra la Vella Hard Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Santiago Gonzalez
Alejandro Hernandez
6-3 7-5

Doubles Runner-Up (6)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1 February 11, 2002 Glasgow Hard Mike Scheidweiler Yves Allegro
Arnaud Fontaine
6-3 6-4
2 January 24, 2005 Heilbronn Carpet Gilles Elseneer Sebastien De Chaunac
Michal Mertinak
6-2 3-6 6-3
3 June 27, 2005 Cordoba Hard Nicolas Mahut Sergiy Stakhovsky
Vladimir Voltchkov
7-5 5-7 6-1
4 February 19, 2007 Besancon Hard Gregory Carraz Christopher Kas
Alexander Peya
6-4 6-4
5 July 30, 2007 Segovia Hard Michel Kratochvil Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
7-68 6-3
6 April 28, 2008 Lanzarote Hard Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Rik De Voest
Lukasz Kubot
6-2 7-62

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