(born 8 October 1985 in Bologna
) is a professional Italian tennis player.
In 2003, Bolelli reached his first ITF
Futures tournament semifinal at Egypt F1
, losing to 485th-ranked Jaroslav Pospíšil
. He played entirely Futures events except for one Challenger tournament in Brindisi
, losing to Galo Blanco
in the second round. He finished the year ranked 623.
2004 saw Simone reached his first Futures final, losing to Dominique Coene
. He then made another final and won two futures titles, making a 2 wins out of 3 finals record for Futures finals in the 2004 season. He won the Italy F15
and F8 titles, and lost in the final of a Challenger event in Braşov
. In doubles, Bolelli won the doubles Futures title with Alberto Brizzi
at Italy F15, and with Brizzi at Italy F8, winning both the singles and doubles events at F15 and F8. He finished ranked 269 for singles and 533 for doubles.
Bolelli did not win a Futures tournament at all in 2005 for singles, however did reach the finals of a Challenger in Trani
. Simone's doubles success in 2005 was also limited: for he didn't even reach any type of Futures or Challenger final.
Simone Bolelli played in a few tournaments higher than a Challenger, receiving a wildcard into the Rome Masters
. He lost in in three sets to number 39 Fernando Verdasco
. He also won the Como
Futures tournament, and made the finals of Recanati
before losing to Davide Sanguinetti
. He won his first Challenger... Read More