31 Facts About Gilles Muller

1. Gilles Muller stunned the crowd at Wimbledon, beating Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller that lasted over four hours.

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2. Gilles Muller was born on May 9, 1983 in Schifflange, Luxembourg to Marcel, a retired postal worker and Miriam, a housewife.

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3. Gilles Muller has competed in 30 ties since his first nomination in 2000.

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4. Gilles Muller defeated Rafael Nadal in pre-qurter five-set thriller winning in the final set to progress in to the quarterfinals Wimbledon 2017.

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5. Gilles Muller won his maiden ATP World Tour title at the 2017 Sydney International after having lost in the men's doubles final of the 2017 Brisbane International a week earlier, playing alongside Sam Querrey.

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6. Gilles Muller has won two titles on the ATP World Tour and achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No 26 on 8 May 2017.

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7. Gilles Muller qualified for the Olympic Games twice: in London 2012 and in Rio 2016, reaching the second round at the former and the third round at the latter.

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8. Gilles Muller competed in 30 ties after he was first nominated in 2000.

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9. Gilles Muller entered an ATP tournament as a defending champion for the first time in his career at the 2018 Sydney International, ousting John Millman before subsequently losing to Benoit Paire.

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10. Gilles Muller would subsequently have his run at The Championships ended by Marin Cilic, who beat him in another match that went five sets.

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11. Gilles Muller won the match in two straight tiebreaks, claiming his second ATP World Tour title in the process.

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12. Gilles Muller made the final of Estoril, losing to Pablo Carreno Busta in what was his first ATP final played on clay.

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13. Gilles Muller finally won his maiden ATP World Tour title at the 2017 Sydney International, over a decade after his first final.

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14. Gilles Muller finished 2016 with a ranking of No 34 and was again elected Luxembourg's Sportsman of the Year.

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15. Gilles Muller advanced to the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, losing to second-seeded Ivo Karlovic in three sets.

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16. Gilles Muller started 2016 by reaching the semifinals of both the Sydney International and the 2016 Garanti Koza Sofia Open.

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17. Gilles Muller finished the season with a world ranking of No 38 and was elected Luxembourg's Sportsman of the Year for the second year in a row.

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18. Gilles Muller had a strong start to the grass court season, reaching the semifinals of the Topshelf Open as well as the quarterfinals at Queen's, beating defending champion Dimitrov for the second time in two meetings since the beginning of the year.

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19. Gilles Muller had a strong showing in Rotterdam, defeating David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov, before losing to Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

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20. Gilles Muller began 2015 at the Aircel Chennai Open, where he made the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka.

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21. Gilles Muller finished the season with a ranking of No 47 and was elected Luxembourg's Sportsman of the Year.

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22. Gilles Muller qualified for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships where he lost to Roger Federer in the second round.

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23. Gilles Muller reached the Atlanta Open final, losing to Andy Roddick after the American came back from one set and one break down to win what would be his last final on the ATP World Tour.

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24. Gilles Muller registered his 100th singles win by defeating Australian Marinko Matosevic in Atlanta.

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25. Gilles Muller reached the main draw and advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, earnining a win over fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko in the fourth round.

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26. At the 2008 US Open, Gilles Muller, ranked 130 at the time, had to go through the qualification tournament.

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27. Gilles Muller led the Davis Cup team to a surprise victory against Finland in February 2004.

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28. Gilles Muller won two titles on the ATP World Tour and achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No 21 on 31 July 2017.

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29. Gilles Muller was known for his powerful left-handed serve and excellent net skills.

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30. Gilles Muller was the most successful male tennis player in the history of his country and twice made the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.

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31. Gilles Muller is a Luxembourgish retired professional tennis player.

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