Florin Mergea
Florin Mergea
Florin Mergea
Florin Mergea
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    • Nickname is Dodo.
    • Speaks Romanian, English and French.
    • Started playing tennis at age 6.
    • Favourite surface is hard court and shot is forehand.
    • Favourite tournaments are Wimbledon and US Open.
    • Idol growing up was Formula 1 world championAyrton Senna.
    • Hobbies include Sim Racing, Formula 1 and playing computer & videogames.
    • Wife, Daiana; son, Noah.

    (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2016)

    • The Romanian has improved his year-end doubles ranking5 straight seasons (2011-15). Achieved career-high No. 7on July 13, 2015 following run to Wimbledon SF. Afterreaching No. 103 on June 8, 2008, broke into Top 100 onSept. 24, 2012. Ranked in Top 100 each weeksince. Ended 2015 at No. 7 in team rankings w/Bopanna. As ajunior, peaked at No. 1 in doubles on Dec. 16, 2002 and No. 2in singles on July 7, 2003
    • Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in 2015w/Bopanna and reached final (d. Bryan/Bryan in RR andDodig/Melo in SF, l. to Rojer/Tecau). Earned berth on lastday of regular season when Pospisil/Sock lost in ATPMasters 1000 Paris final
    • Winner of 6titles with 5different partners, most recently capturing 2016 Bucharest title with countryman, Davis Cup teammateand former junior partner Tecau.Went 2-5 in finals during 2015 season. Owns 14 Challenger and 26 Futures titles
    • Advanced to Grand Slam SFs at 2014 Roland Garrosw/Draganja (d. Nestor/Zimonjic 76 in 3rd, l. to Granollers/Lopez) and 2015 Wimbledon w/Bopanna (d. Bryan/Bryan 76in 4th, l. to Rojer/Tecau 13-11 in 5th). Also reached QFs at 2015 Australian Open w/Inglot (d. Bryan/Bryan, l. to Rojer/Tecau),2015 US Open w/Bopanna (l. to Inglot/Lindstedt) and 2016 Roland Garros w/Bopanna (l. to Dodig/Melo).As a junior, won Wimbledon doubles titles w/Tecau in 2002(d. B. Baker/Ram) and 2003 (d. Feeny/Guccione), and singles title in 2003 (d. Berdych, Tsonga andGuccione). Also fell in 3 Australian Open junior finals: 2002doubles w/Tecau (w/o vs. Henry/Reid),2003 doublesw/Tecau (l. to Oudsema/Simmonds)and 2003 singles (d.Monfils in QF, l. to Baghdatis)
    • At ATP Masters 1000 level, saved 1 MP to win 2015 Madridtitle w/Bopanna (d. Matkowski/Zimonjic 11-9 in Match TB). Returned to Madrid final in 2016 w/Bopanna, saving 1 MP in SF win over Dodig/Melo (l. to Rojer/Tecau). Advanced to SF in 1st ATP Masters 1000 and 1st event w/Bopanna at 2014 Shanghai (d. Pospisil/Sock and Dodig/Melo, l. to Bryan/Bryan)
    • Increased win total in each of last 4 seasons (2012-15),highlighted by 48-win effort in 2015. Owns a 5-3record vs. Bryan/Bryan, posting 3 straight wins in 2015:Australian Open 3R w/Inglot, Dubai QF w/Inglot andWimbledon QF w/Bopanna. Made tour-level doublesdebut at 2003 Kitzbühel as WC w/Hanescu (l. to Damm/Suk)and earned 1st win during 2003 Davis Cup tie vs. ECUw/Tecau (d. Lapentti/Lapentti 13-11 in 5th)
    • Missed 2016 US Open with foot injury.Returned to tourafter 11-month absence in July 2011, provided his wifetravelled with him to every tournament
    • Secured silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics w/Tecau (d. Melo/Soares and Johnson/Sock, l. to M. Lopez/Nadal in 3 sets)


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