Re: Carlos Berlocq
There hasn't been an update here in a while and now is the perfect time for one, given the great start to 2012 Charl has had!
In 2011, Charly finished 14-23 at the ATP level, once winning back-to-back matches in a tournament, which was Miami. He had an amazing season in challengers, finishing 28-3, and winning five titles in as many finals, including back-to-back titles to finish the season in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, to finish a career-high 60th in the rankings. In doubles, Charly made it to the SF of the Masters 1000 event in Rome, the finals of Moscow and won the Buenos Aires challenger to finish #67.
2012 has been the best of Charly's career thus far, making his first career ATP final in Vina Del Mar before losing to Monaco in three sets in the final. He made the QF of three straight events afterward during the Golden Swing in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Acapulco, defeating Gilles Simon in two of the events, and has suffered only one R1 loss on the year, with a 13-8 record. He has entered the top 50 for the first time in his career and is provisionally ranked #37. In doubles he also made the finals of Vina Del Mar with Andujar, losing 10-12 in the final-set tiebreak to Gimeno-Traver/Gil and is currently ranked 55th in the doubles rankings.
Charly is an extremely hard worker who doesn't come from the privilege many fellow players have, and it's great to see his hard work paying off after being seriously injured several seasons ago and having to climb all the way back to play the best he's ever done at the age of 29. Hopefully he can continue his great form as the tour begins it's clay season. His next scheduled event is Houston, the week after next. GL in Texas, Carlos!