Marco Chiudinelli

Marco Chiudinelli

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Marco Chiudinelli

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Marco Chiudinelli (born September 10, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland) is a tennis player from Switzerland.

Biography

Marco is the only child of father Lorenzo Chiudinelli and mother Reni, (both Information Technology specialists). Marco grew up in Münchenstein in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. He visited schools in Münchenstein and Basel. Marco speaks German, (dialect Baseldytsch), English and French. In his younger childhood days, he met Roger Federer. The pair often played Squash, Table Tennis, Soccer and Tennis together. A region-wide top tennis group was formed when the pair was eight years old; despite playing for different clubs, they became members.

Career

Marco Chiudinelli turned professional in 2000. He has competed for the Switzerland Davis Cup team from 2005–2007 and in 2009, winning four matches and losing four. His best performances at Grand Slams were at the 2006 US Open and the 2009 US Open, where he reached the third round as a qualifier both times.

At the 2006 US Open as a qualifier, he defeated Feliciano López 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round. He then fell to 25th seed Richard Gasquet 7-6(2), 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2). At the 2009 US Open, he again reached the third round as a qualifier. He defeated Potito Starace 7-6(3), 7-6(2), 6-0 and then defeated former top ten player Mikhail Youzhny 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-3. He...
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