Gilles Müller is a Luxemburgian professional tennis player. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1. He was born on 9 May 1983.
2. He was a US Open quarterfinalist in 2008 and is the most successful male tennis player in the history of his country. He resides in Leudelange but was born and raised in Schifflange.
3. 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.
4. He is known for his powerful left-handed serve and excellent net skills.
5. In 2001, the year in which he would turn pro, Muller reached the final of the Boys’ Singles at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, where he was defeated by Roman Valent of Switzerland, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6. Muller also won the Boys’ Singles final at the 2001 US Open, defeating Taiwan’s Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, 7–6, 6–2.
6. He finished the year 2001 as the world No. 1 junior, posting a singles record of 72–26 throughout his junior career.
7. Starting 2004 ranked 193, Muller had several victories over top players including Nicolas Lapentti at the Auckland Open, Andre Agassi in the semifinals of the 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., Rafael Nadal in the second round of 2005 Wimbledon, and Andy Roddick in the first round of the 2005 US Open.
8. Muller also led the Davis Cup team to a surprise victory against Finland in February 2004.
9. At the 2008 US Open, Muller, ranked 130 at the time, had to go through the qualification tournament
10. He reached the main draw and advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, including a win over fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko. He lost to both defending and eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7.
11. On January 19, 2009, Muller beat Spaniard Feliciano López, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 16–14, in an epic four-hour, 24-minute match in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open.
12. His run in the tournament would be ended in the third round by the eighth-seeded Argentine, Juan Martín del Potro.
13, In September 2011, he advanced to the fourth round of the US Open, losing to Rafael Nadal, whom he had already lost to in the third round of Wimbledon earlier that same year.
14, Müller registered his 100th singles win by defeating Australian Marinko Matosevic (7–6, 6–4) in Atlanta.
15. He also reached the Atlanta Open final, losing to Andy Roddick, 6–1, 6–7, 2–6, after the American came back from one set and one break down to win what would be his last final on the ATP tour.
16. Muller’s final match in 2013 was at the 2013 French Open where he lost in round 1 to Roberto Bautista Agut.
17. He finished the year at No. 368 in the world rankings after missing the second half of the season with an elbow injury
18. 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.
19. He also made the final of Estoril, losing to Pablo Carreño Busta in what was his first ATP final played on clay.
20. Additionally, this resulted in him reaching a career-high singles ranking of 26.
21. Then, at the 2017 Ricoh Open aged 34, Muller would set up the oldest ATP World Tour tournament singles final in 41 years against Ivo Karlović, aged 38.
22. He won the match in two straight tiebreaks (7–6, 7–6), claiming his second ATP World Tour title in the process.
23. Despite being ranked 26 in the world, Muller’s excellent form on grass in the last 12 months saw him earn a seeding of sixteenth at Wimbledon. Muller defeated Rafael Nadal in pre-qurter five-set thriller winning in the final set (6-3,6-4,3-6,4-6,15-13) to progress in to the quarterfinals Wimbledon 2017
24. Muller has competed in 30 ties since his first nomination in 2000.
25. Out of 71 matches he has won 54 and lost 17, which makes him Luxembourg’s most successful Davis Cup player.