Albert Ramos Viñolas
Ramos Viñolas playing in the 2022 Monte Carlo Masters
|Born|| (1988-01-17) 17 January 1988 (age 34)|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||José María Díaz |
|Career record||265–291 (47.7% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (8 May 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 52 (25 July 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2018)|
|French Open||QF (2016)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2016, 2017)|
|US Open||2R (2012, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022)|
|Career record||28–138 (16.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 117 (5 March 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 329 (18 July 2022)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2018)|
|French Open||2R (2022)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022)|
|US Open||2R (2013, 2019)|
|Last updated on: 18 July 2022.|
Albert Ramos Viñolas (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾt ˈramoz βiˈɲolas];[a] born 17 January 1988) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is currently ranked in the top 40 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 17, achieved by reaching the final of the 2017 Monte Carlo Masters.
Ramos-Viñolas has a baseline game, comparable to compatriot Rafael Nadal. He is a counterpuncher who uses a heavy topspin game to grind opponents down. He has a heavy topspin forehand, which is his strongest shot to move opponents around the court. He can also flatten out his forehand to produce clean winners. Both wings are capable of producing winners, but his flatter forehand can produce many unforced errors. He has an accurate first serve, which he uses to then set up his next shot. His first serve can break down when under pressure. He is a strong mover around the court, and he makes net approaches often. He also plays with a lot of variety, using slices and drop-shots to mix up his game. He has most success on clay where he won all of his career titles and reached the quarterfinals of 2016 French Open and advanced to his first Masters 1000 final.
Ramos Viñolas has participated in the finals of six Futures tournaments, four of which he won. He lost in the finals of two ATP Challenger Tour tournaments (in Seville against his compatriot Pere Riba and in Palermo against Romanian player Adrian Ungur). In 2010 he won his first Challenger final in San Sebastián, defeating Benoît Paire.
2010: First tournaments on the ATP World Tour
As World No. 167, Albert Ramos Viñolas began 2010 nearly 300 positions higher than the start of the previous season. He lost in the qualifying rounds of Doha, Sydney and the Australian Open before returning to Challenger tournaments for the next three months. After qualifying into the main draw of the Barcelona Open, and securing a straight sets victory in the first round, Ramos Viñolas defeated World No. 12 Fernando González in three close sets. Despite losing to Ernests Gulbis in the third round, his upset over Gonzalez increased his confidence going forward.
Successive losses in the qualifying rounds of the French Open, and Wimbledon led to a dip in his rankings, however success at the San Sebastian, Seville and various other Challenger tournaments, gave Ramos Viñolas a ranking of World No. 123 to finish off his season.
2011: Cracking the Top 100
Ramos Viñolas played a combination of ATP World Tour events, and Challenger tournaments over the course of 2011. Second round losses at the Chile and Argentina Open to Fabio Fognini, and Tommy Robredo respectively, gave Ramos Viñolas direct entrance into his first ATP tournaments. He tasted his first grand slam success at the French Open after a first round victory over Javier Marti. He lost to eventual quarterfinalist and World No. 5 Robin Söderling in the second round.
After victories in Milan and again at the San Sebastian Challenger, Ramos Viñolas made it to his first ATP Quarterfinal at the Romanian Open, losing to Florian Mayer in straight sets. His performance in Bucharest allowed Ramos Viñolas' ranking to peak below 100 at World No. 87. Following an impressive win over Marin Cilic in the first round of the Shanghai Masters, Ramos Viñolas finished his year at World No. 66.
2012: First ATP final and continued success
At the 2012 Indian Wells Masters, he won over Richard Gasquet to reach the third round, where he fell to Pablo Andújar. At the 2012 Miami Masters, he defeated world no. 15 player Feliciano López, then lost to Gasquet in the third round. His lone ATP final came in the 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, which he lost to reigning champion Andújar in an all-Spanish affair.
2013: Mixed results and minor setbacks
At the 2013 Miami Masters, Ramos Viñolas beat world no. 14 Juan Mónaco and former world no. 4 James Blake to reach the fourth round, where he lost to Jürgen Melzer. At the 2013 Barcelona Open, he defeated Jerzy Janowicz and world no. 15 Kei Nishikori, after which Rafael Nadal defeated him in the quarterfinals.
2014: Struggles with form
2015: Resurgence to his previous best
2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinal and first ATP title
At the 2016 French Open, Ramos Viñolas advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating eighth seed Milos Raonic in straight sets in the fourth round. He then lost in straight sets to third seed Stan Wawrinka. Later that year at Wimbledon, he defeated Vasek Pospisil in four sets, and then 25th seed Viktor Troicki, to reach the third round for the first time.
Ramos Viñolas next played at the Swedish Open as the third seed. He defeated Roberto Carballés Baena in straight sets, and then beat Andrea Arnaboldi in three sets. In the semifinals, he defeated top seed David Ferrer in straight sets. He won his first ATP title when he defeated fifth seed Fernando Verdasco in the final in straight sets.
He continued his good form for the year by reaching the final in Chengdu, where he lost to the young Russian Karen Khachanov in three sets.
2017: First Masters 1000 Final and top 20 debut
Ramos Viñolas reached the final of the 2017 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, beating top seed Andy Murray, 5th seed Marin Cilic, 11th seed Lucas Pouille in the 4th round, quarterfinal and semifinal respectively en route to the championship match, where he lost to the 9 times tournament champion Rafael Nadal. He reached his career-high of world No. 17 on 8 May 2017, following a quarterfinal run at the 2017 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell where he was defeated by the top seed Andy Murray.
2018-2019: Second ATP title
He won his second title on clay at the 2019 Swiss Open Gstaad in July and reached in the same month his 7th final on clay at the 2019 Generali Open Kitzbühel in Austria, where he lost to top seed Dominic Thiem.
2020-2021: Third ATP title, return to top 40
Ramos Viñolas reached the finals of two ATP tournaments on clay at the 2021 Córdoba Open, where he was defeated by first time qualifier Argentine Juan Manuel Cerundolo, and at the 2021 Estoril Open, without losing a set reaching his 10th career final and third ATP title on clay defeating Brit Cameron Norrie in three sets. As a result he returned to the top 40 on 3 May 2021, for the first time since March 2020.
2022: Fourth ATP title
Ramos Viñolas won his fourth career title at the 2022 Córdoba Open where he defeated Chilean Alejandro Tabilo 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, coming back from a break deficit in the second set and a double break deficit in the third set.
Current through the 2022 Miami Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||3R||2R||A||3R||3R||3R||2R||3R||NH||3R||A||11–8|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Masters 1000 finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)
|Loss||2017||Monte-Carlo Masters||Clay||Rafael Nadal||1–6, 3–6|
ATP career finals
Singles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2012||Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco||250 Series||Clay||Pablo Andújar||1–6, 6–7(5–7)|
|Win||1–1||Jul 2016||Swedish Open, Sweden||250 Series||Clay||Fernando Verdasco||6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||1–2||Oct 2016||Chengdu Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Karen Khachanov||7–6(7–4), 6–7(3–7), 3–6|
|Loss||1–3||Mar 2017||Brasil Open, Brazil||250 Series||Clay||Pablo Cuevas||7–6(7–3), 4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||1–4||Apr 2017||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Masters 1000||Clay||Rafael Nadal||1–6, 3–6|
|Loss||1–5||Feb 2018||Ecuador Open, Ecuador||250 Series||Clay||Roberto Carballés Baena||3–6, 6–4, 4–6|
|Win||2–5||Jul 2019||Swiss Open Gstaad, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Cedrik-Marcel Stebe||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||2–6||Jul 2019||Austrian Open, Austria||250 Series||Clay||Dominic Thiem||6–7(0–7), 1–6|
|Loss||2–7||Feb 2021||Córdoba Open, Argentina||250 Series||Clay||Juan Manuel Cerúndolo||0–6, 6–2, 2–6|
|Win||3–7||May 2021||Estoril Open, Portugal||250 Series||Clay||Cameron Norrie||4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)|
|Win||4–7||Feb 2022||Córdoba Open, Argentina||250 Series||Clay||Alejandro Tabilo||4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2013||Swedish Open, Sweden||250 Series||Clay||Carlos Berlocq|| Nicholas Monroe |
|2–6, 6–3, [3–10]|
Challenger and Futures finals
Singles: 19 (11–8)
|Loss||0-1||Jun 2006||Spain F20, Santa Cruz de Tenerife||Futures||Hard||Adrian Mannarino||0–6, 2–6|
|Loss||0-2||May 2008||Spain F21, Maspalomas||Futures||Clay||David Diaz-Ventura||5–7, 3–6|
|Win||1-2||Jul 2008||Spain F25, Alicante||Futures||Clay||Mounir El Aarej||4–6, 5–0 ret.|
|Win||2-2||Mar 2009||Spain F9, Badalona||Futures||Clay||Roberto Bautista Agut||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||3-2||May 2009||Spain F15, Balaguer||Futures||Clay||Roberto Bautista Agut||6–2, 3–6, 6–4|
|Win||4-2||May 2009||Spain F16, Lleida||Futures||Clay||Pablo Santos-Gonzalez||6–2, 6–3|
|Loss||4-3||Sep 2009||Seville, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Pere Riba||6–7(2–7), 2–6|
|Loss||4-4||Sep 2009||Palermo, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Adrian Ungur||4–6, 4–6|
|Win||5-4||Aug 2010||San Sebastián, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Benoît Paire||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||6-4||Sep 2010||Seville, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Pere Riba||6–3, 3–6, 7–5|
|Win||7-4||Jun 2011||Milan, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Evgeny Korolev||6–4, 3–0, ret.|
|Loss||7-5||Jun 2011||Turin, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Carlos Berlocq||4–6, 3–6|
|Win||8-5||Aug 2011||San Sebastián, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Pere Riba||6–1, 6–2|
|Win||9-5||Jun 2014||Milan, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Pere Riba||6–3, 7–5|
|Loss||9-6||Jun 2014||Padova, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Máximo González||3–6, 4–6|
|Win||10-6||Sep 2014||Genoa, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Mate Delić||6–1, 7–5|
|Loss||10-7||Sep 2014||Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Challenger||Clay||Viktor Troicki||5–7, 6–4, 5–7|
|Loss||10-8||Sep 2014||Kenitra, Morocco||Challenger||Clay||Daniel Gimeno-Traver||3–6, 4–6|
|Win||11-8||Jul 2015||San Benedetto, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Alessandro Giannessi||6–2, 6–4|
Doubles: 5 (1–4)
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2007||Spain F26||Futures||Clay||Georgi Rumenov Payakov|| Mariano Albert-Ferrando |
|7–6(7–2), 6-7(5-7), 4–6|
|Win||1–1||Mar 2008||Spain F12||Futures||Clay||Guillermo Olaso|| Rui Machado |
|Loss||1–2||Oct 2008||Spain F40||Futures||Clay||David Canudas-Fernandez|| Miles Armstrong |
|Loss||1–3||Aug 2009||Vigo, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Pedro Clar|| Thiemo de Bakker |
|Loss||1–4||Aug 2009||San Sebastián, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Pedro Clar|| Jonathan Eysseric |
Record against top 10 players
Ramos' match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in bold (ATP World Tour, Grand Slam and Davis Cup main draw matches).
- Cameron Norrie 4–1
- Casper Ruud 4–1
- Fernando Verdasco 4–5
- Juan Mónaco 3–1
- Lucas Pouille 3–1
- Marin Čilić 3–6
- James Blake 2–1
- Richard Gasquet 2–4
- Gaël Monfils 2–5
- David Ferrer 2–6
- Fabio Fognini 2–8
- Nikolay Davydenko 1–0
- Lleyton Hewitt 1–0
- Jack Sock 1–0
- Mikhail Youzhny 1–0
- Roberto Bautista Agut 1–1
- Fernando González 1–1
- Jürgen Melzer 1–1
- Andy Murray 1–1
- Grigor Dimitrov 1–2
- Roger Federer 1–2
- John Isner 1–2
- Milos Raonic 1–2
- Felix Auger-Aliassime 1–2
- Radek Štěpánek 1–2
- Dominic Thiem 1–2
- Pablo Carreño Busta 1–3
- Tommy Robredo 1–3
- Andrey Rublev 1–3
- Nicolás Almagro 1–4
- Karen Khachanov 1–4
- Kei Nishikori 1–5
- Diego Schwartzman 1–5
- Marcos Baghdatis 0–1
- Matteo Berrettini 0–1
- Mardy Fish 0–1
- David Goffin 0–1
- Ernests Gulbis 0–1
- Daniil Medvedev 0–1
- David Nalbandian 0–1
- Robin Söderling 0–1
- Alexander Zverev 0–1
- Tomáš Berdych 0–2
- Juan Martín del Potro 0–3
- Stefanos Tsitsipas 0–3
- Rafael Nadal 0–4
- Novak Djokovic 0–6
- Jo Wilfried Tsonga 0–6
- Stan Wawrinka 0–7
- * As of 27 October 2021[update]
Wins over top-10 players
- Ramos has an 8–46 (14.8%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Roger Federer||3||Shanghai Masters, China||Hard||2R||7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–3||70|
|2.||Milos Raonic||9||French Open, France||Clay||4R||6–2, 6–4, 6–4||55|
|3.||Dominic Thiem||10||Chengdu Open, China||Hard||QF||6–1, 6–4||31|
|4.||Andy Murray||1||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Clay||3R||2–6, 6–2, 7–5||24|
|5.||Marin Čilić||8||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Clay||QF||6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–2||24|
|6.||John Isner||9||Rome Masters, Italy||Clay||2R||6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)||41|
|7.||Diego Schwartzman||9||Córdoba Open, Argentina||Clay||QF||6–1, 4–6, 6–3||47|
|8.||Cameron Norrie||10||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Clay||2R||6–4, 2–6, 6–4||37|
Equipment and wear
- ^ In isolation, Ramos and Viñolas are pronounced [ˈramos] and [biˈɲolas] respectively.
- ^ ATP Rankings
- ^ "The pronunciation by Albert Ramos Viñolas himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
- ^ "Rankings | Singles | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
- ^ "Andújar vence a Ramos y refrenda el título de Casablanca" [Andújar defeats Ramos and retains the Casablanca title] (in Spanish). Terra. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- ^ "Roger Federer defeated by Albert Ramos Viñolas in Shanghai Masters". The Guardian. Reuters. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- ^ Newman, Paul (29 May 2016). "French Open: Milos Raonic emphatically defeated by Albert Ramos Vinolas". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2016-05-30. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- ^ "French Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka too good for Albert Ramos Vinolas". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
- ^ "Ramos-Vinolas Reaches 10th Career Final, Sets Norrie Clash in Estoril - Tennis Now".
- ^ "Albert Ramos-Vinolas Captures Estoril Crown | ATP Tour | Tennis".
- ^ "Ramos-Vinolas Returns to Top 40, Mover of Week | ATP Tour | Tennis".
- ^ "Ramos-Vinolas Spoils Tabilo's Dream Run With Incredible Comeback In Cordoba Final". ATP Tour. February 7, 2022.
- ^ "Anna Ramos Vinolas – University of the Pacific Athletics". pacifictigers.com.
- ^ "Ramos Viñolas Firma Su "Día Mágico"". atptour.com. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
- ^ "Albert Ramos Da La Bienvenida A La Paternidad". atptour.com (in Spanish). 4 September 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
- Albert Ramos Viñolas at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Albert Ramos Viñolas at the International Tennis Federation
- Albert Ramos Viñolas at the Davis Cup
- Albert Ramos Viñolas (and here) at the Comité Olímpico Español (in Spanish)
- Albert Ramos Viñolas at the International Olympic Committee
- Alberto Ramos at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)