13 Facts About Filippo Volandri


Filippo Volandri turned pro in 1997 and has earned almost $4,000,000 in prize money.

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Filippo Volandri won the second title of his career in September 2006, beating Nicolas Lapentti in the final of the Sicily International in Palermo.

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Filippo Volandri celebrated by doing a lap of honour around centre court, high-fiving spectators in the front rows.

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The win meant that Filippo Volandri became the first Italian to reach the event's semifinals since 1978.

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Filippo Volandri's run stopped in the semifinals as he lost to Fernando Gonzalez.

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Filippo Volandri has struggled greatly after the dropped match-fixing allegations, his only major success since 2007 is making it to the final of the 2012 Brasil Open where he beat then world 38 Thomaz Bellucci in the final he lost to then world 11 and top seed Nicolas Almagro in 3 sets.

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On 23 June 2015, Filippo Volandri completed 300 wins at the ATP Challenger Tour tournaments by defeating Oriol Roca Batalla at the Aspria Tennis Cup in Milan.

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Filippo Volandri became only the fourth player ever who obtained this achievement.

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Filippo Volandri had earlier come under suspicion for betting and match fixing, and his name featured prominently in a list compiled by the ATP of matches under suspicion for corruption.

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In January 2009, Filippo Volandri received a three-month ban from the ATP for a doping offence after testing positive for salbutamol during the Indian Wells tournament.

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Filippo Volandri's suspension was to last until 14 April 2009 and required him to forfeit all prize money and ranking points earned from the date of the failed test until the beginning of his suspension.

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In March 2009, the Court of Arbitration for Sport overruled the ATP decision and ruled that Filippo Volandri should be reinstated and his forfeited ranking points and earnings returned to him.

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Filippo Volandri stated that he intended to sue the ATP over the incident.

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