15 Facts About Filippo Volandri


Filippo Volandri is a former Italian professional male tennis player.


Filippo Volandri turned professional in 1997 and earned almost $4 million in prize money.


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


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


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


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


Filippo Volandri struggled greatly after the dropped match-fixing allegations, his only major success since 2007 was making it to the final of the 2012 Brasil Open after he beat then world No 38 Thomaz Bellucci in the semifinal.


Filippo Volandri lost to then world No 11 and top seed Nicolas Almagro in 3 sets.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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