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Robby Ginepri    

Professional Tennis Player, Former US Open Semifinalist

Robby Ginepri is an American professional tennis player who has earned three ATP titles in his career and achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 15 in singles. His best Grand Slam result was the semifinals of the 2005 US Open, where he lost to Andre Agassi.

Ginepri had a breakout year in 2005. He beat 2005 French Open runner-up Mariano Puerta in the first round, David Ferrer in the second round, 1998 French Open champion Carlos Moyá in the third round and two-time Grand Slam singles titlist Marat Safin in the quarterfinals. He then lost to world No. 1 Roger Federer in the semifinals.

His summer hardcourt record was 14–3 at the US Open as an unseeded player. After defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round, and Andy Roddick's conqueror, Gilles Müller, in the second round, both in straight sets, Ginepri then put together three consecutive five-set wins, defeating Tommy Haas in the third round, Richard Gasquet in the fourth round, and Guillermo Coria in the quarterfinals. He then lost to Andre Agassi in the semifinals in five sets. Ginepri thus became the first player in the open era to play four consecutive five-set matches at the US Open.

He finished 2005 at world no. 15 in the ATP Rankings, the highest ranking of his career.

Ginepri's results in 2006 did not match his successes in 2005. Ginepri lost in the third round of both the Australian Open and the US Open and the first round of both the French Open and Wimbledon. He finished the year ranked world no. 134.

In 2008, he made it to the fourth round of the French Open, before losing to 24th-seeded Fernando González. On grass, Ginepri lost in the second round of The Artois Championships in London to Andy Roddick and the first round of Wimbledon to Gonzalez. By the summer, Ginepri's ranking was world No. 59, a rise of 112 places since January. Ginepri made his Olympic debut tennis at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, losing in the first round.

In 2009, he beat Sam Querrey in four sets in the first round of the French Open and Potito Starace in the second round. He beat No. 16 Juan Carlos Ferrero in five sets, advancing to play in the fourth round, where he lost against Novak Djokovic in four sets. He was the only unseeded player left in the competition, along with qualifier Gabashvili, and the last American in the men's field.

In the early part of 2013, Ginepri won a Futures event and made the final of a Challenger tournament. He failed to qualify for the French Open and did not participate in Wimbledon.


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