Chiudinelli - what can he do 2010?

11-07-2009, 07:56 AM
Swiss # 3 Marco Chiudinelli is quite old for a breakthrough year. :tape:

But he is definitly one of the most improved players of 2009 and played a pretty solid season, especially in the second half.

- qualified for the first ATP-tournament of the year in Doha winning 3 matches
- lost in the 3rd round of the Q in Melbourne to Hrbaty
- 2nd round in Johannesburg as a Q
- 2nd round in Dubai as as Q (beating Karlovic)
- played Davis-Cup in March against the US (losing both singles matches against Blake and Roddick)
- won Challenger-tournament in Tenerife in April as a Q
- 2 more Challenger semis
- Doubles-final in Halle/Guetersloh (w A. Beck) and Doubles-Title in Gstaad (w Lammer)
- 3rd US-Open in August as a Q beating Starace and Youzhny (4:6 5:7 5:7 against Davydenko)
- next tournament in Bangkok: quarterfinal as a Q after beating Mayer and Safin
(7:6 3:6 4:6 against Tsonga)
- 2nd Tokyo as Q after beating Sela
- 6:7 6:7 against the eventual champion Melzer in Vienna
- 1st ATP semifinal in Basel against Federer after beating Gasquet in the quarters
- Top 50 (?) by the end of 2009

2010: :confused::confused:

11-07-2009, 08:00 AM
Looking back his best performance before 2009 came at 2006 US-Open where he reached the 3rd round after beating Lopez (plus 3rd round in Tokyo 2004).

11-07-2009, 08:19 AM
I can't make any predictions. I'm just crossing my fingers that his body won't let him down for the umpteenth time.

11-07-2009, 11:07 AM
he gave davydenko a really tough match at the us open this year, really impressed me that day

davy was helpless at times, really strong performance even though he lost.

11-07-2009, 11:32 AM
I predict he will consolidate his position as Swiss #3.

11-07-2009, 02:28 PM
he can win a major or two

11-07-2009, 03:29 PM
I'm stick on him when he was playing this year a challneger in one from Spain's citys it was on the begininng of they year almost.

I'm thinking he will stay hard @ TOP40.

Allez Marco!

Guy Haines
11-07-2009, 04:43 PM
My goals for him: reach the top 10 and make a gay porn.

11-07-2009, 04:46 PM
Watching the match I got to say that he's got a lot of talent. Great serve, moving well, powerful groundstrokes - although everything doesn't look that natural and fluent. But that might be because he's playing Mr. Elegent Federer. ;)

What a great tennis nation this small country is: With Federer, Wawrinka & Chiudinelli.
And Lammer played a good tournament, too! :)

11-07-2009, 06:49 PM
Fitness will be the key as already outlined by many of you. However he showed great character to not give up entirely on his tennis career. I remember that just 7 years ago we had another Swiss player Michel Kratochvil ( under the top 40 and he suffered a really serious injury as well, but couldn't make the same kind of comeback that Chiudinelli has done this season and gave up on tennis 2 years ago.

11-07-2009, 09:41 PM
I would say Kratochvil's story is different, as he suffered not from an injury but from an illness.

11-08-2009, 03:08 AM
Unless he improves his record over top 50 players he's not going to be moving up much further than he is now.

11-08-2009, 04:02 AM

11-08-2009, 04:04 AM
Top 40 is a realistic goal for him, maybe top 30 and looking to be seeded at Slams? :)

11-08-2009, 04:50 AM
i think he can reach top 40 but not beyond that :shrug: