Florin Mergea (Romanian pronunciation: [floˈrin ˈmerdʒe̯a]; born 26 January 1985) is a Romanian tennis player and a doubles specialist. He has reached the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in 2015 and won an ATP Masters title at the Mutua Madrid Open earlier that year. He achieved a career-high ATP ranking of World No. 7 in doubles (July, 2015) and World No. 243 in singles (May 2005).
His current doubles partner is fellow Romanian Adrian Barbu. Florin Mergea is presently coached by Alex Pop-Moldovan and managed by the McCartney Group, Vienna.
Mergea at the 2016 French Open
|Born||26 January 1985|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 243 (9 May 2005)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2006)|
|US Open||Q1 (2005)|
|Highest ranking||No. 7 (13 July 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 226 (28 May 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2015)|
|French Open||SF (2014)|
|US Open||QF (2015)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (2015)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2015)|
|French Open||2R (2015)|
|US Open||1R (2014, 2015)|
|Last updated on: 30 October 2017.|
As a junior Mergea compiled a singles win/loss record of 87–33, reaching as high as No. 2 in the world in July 2003 (and No. 1 in doubles). Along the way, he beat future top ten singles players like Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Gaël Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. As well as winning the Boys' Singles at Wimbledon in 2003 and being runner-up in the Boys' Singles tournament at the 2003 Australian Open, he won the Boys' Doubles in 2002 alongside compatriot Horia Tecău.
The transition to the seniors tour proved difficult for Mergea. After turning pro in 2003, he struggled to make a breakthrough. Injuries hampered his career and in spite of reaching no. 103 in the doubles rankings, his lack of singles success and limited support drained his motivation. In 2010, Mergea decided to retire from tennis, a decision he turned around months later, with the help of his wife, Daiana. With renewed focus on the doubles game, his rankings rose steadily, playing alongside the likes of Andrei Daescu and Philipp Marx. After reaching thirteen challenger finals within little over a year, Mergea won his first ATP title in October 2013, when he teamed up with Lukas Rosol for the Erste Bank Open, Vienna.
Tour success continued in 2014, as he won the Royal Guard Open in Vina del Mar, with veteran Oliver Marach, and his first ATP 500 title at the International German Open in Hamburg, with Marin Draganja. Furthermore, siding with the Croatian, Mergea reached the French Open semifinal.
After starting 2015 with Dominic Inglot and reaching two finals, his injury plagued British partner needed time to recover. This gave way to the formation of his partnership with Rohan Bopanna, whom he had played with successfully at the Shanghai Masters the previous season. Together, they found consistency in their results, while winning the Madrid Masters and the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. In November, the team were the last to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals. There, in spite of their seeding, they reached the final against the year-end number one team of Mergea's Davis Cup and former juniors' partner, Horia Tecău, who played alongside Jean Julien Rojer.
|Runner-up||2015||London||Hard (i)||Rohan Bopanna|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|Winner||2015||Madrid||Clay||Rohan Bopanna|| Marcin Matkowski
|6–2, 6–7(5–7), [11–9]|
|Runner-up||2016||Madrid||Clay||Rohan Bopanna|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|Silver||2016||Rio de Janeiro||Hard||Horia Tecau|| Marc Lopez
|2–6, 6–3, 4–6|
|Win||1–0||Oct 2013||Vienna Open, Austria||250 Series||Hard (i)||Lukáš Rosol|| Daniel Nestor
|Win||2–0||Feb 2014||Chile Open, Chile||250 Series||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Win||3–0||Jul 2014||German Open, Germany||500 Series||Clay||Marin Draganja|| Alexander Peya
|Loss||3–1||Jan 2015||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Dominic Inglot|| Raven Klaasen
|Loss||3–2||Feb 2015||Open Sud de France, France||250 Series||Hard (i)||Dominic Inglot|| Marcus Daniell
|6–3, 4–6, [14–16]|
|Loss||3–3||Apr 2015||Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco||250 Series||Clay||Rohan Bopanna|| Rameez Junaid
|6–3, 2–6, [7–10]|
|Win||4–3||May 2015||Madrid Open, Spain||Masters 1000||Clay||Rohan Bopanna|| Marcin Matkowski
|6–2, 6–7(5–7), [11–9]|
|Win||5–3||Jun 2015||Stuttgart Open, Germany||250 Series||Grass||Rohan Bopanna|| Alexander Peya
|5–7, 6–2, [10–7]|
|Loss||5–4||Jun 2015||Halle Open, Germany||500 Series||Grass||Rohan Bopanna|| Raven Klaasen
|Loss||5–5||Nov 2015||ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom||Tour Finals||Hard (i)||Rohan Bopanna|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|Loss||5–6||Jan 2016||Sydney International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Jamie Murray
|Win||6–6||Apr 2016||Romanian Open, Romania||250 Series||Clay||Horia Tecău|| Chris Guccione
|Loss||6–7||May 2016||Madrid Open, Spain||Masters 1000||Clay||Rohan Bopanna|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|Loss||6–8||Aug 2016||Olympic Games, Brazil||Olympics||Hard||Horia Tecău|| Marc López
|2–6, 6–3, 4–6|
|Win||7–8||Apr 2017||Barcelona Open, Spain||500 Series||Clay||Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi|| Philipp Petzschner
|Australian Open||A||A||2R||QF||3R||3R||1R||0 / 4|
|French Open||2R||2R||SF||3R||QF||1R||0 / 6|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||1R||SF||3R||3R||0 / 5|
|US Open||A||1R||2R||QF||A||A||0 / 2|
|Win–Loss||1–1||1–3||6–4||9–3||7–3||4–3||0 / 18|
|Year End Championships|
|Tour Finals||Did Not Qualify||F||DNQ||0 / 1|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||QF||1R||2R||A||0 / 3|
|Miami||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||A||0 / 3|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||1R||QF||2R||0 / 3|
|Madrid (Clay)||A||A||A||W||F||1R||1 / 3|
|Rome||A||A||A||2R||SF||2R||0 / 3|
|Canada||A||A||A||2R||SF||A||0 / 2|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||QF||2R||A||0 / 2|
|Shanghai||A||A||SF||A||A||A||0 / 1|
|Paris||A||A||1R||QF||A||A||0 / 2|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||3–2||8–7||8–7||3–5||1 / 18|
|Year End Ranking||115||64||24||11||26||53|
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||8 August 2004||Timișoara, Romania||Clay||Horia Tecău|| Marius Călugăru
Ciprian Petre Porumb
|Runner-up||2.||21 August 2004||Samarkand, Uzbekistan||Clay||Sebastian Fitz|| Jean-François Bachelot
Melle Van Gemerden
|2–6, 6–3, 1–6|
|Winner||3.||9 October 2004||Rome 2, Italy||Clay||Werner Eschauer|| Francesco Aldi
|6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–0|
|Runner-up||4.||2 July 2006||Constanța, Romania||Clay||Horia Tecău|| Konstantinos Economidis
|Runner-up||5.||5 November 2006||Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Danai Udomchoke|| Alexander Peya
|Winner||6.||30 June 2007||Almaty 2, Kazakhstan||Clay||Teodor-Dacian Crăciun|| Alexey Kedryuk
|Winner||7.||9 September 2007||Brașov, Romania||Clay||Horia Tecău|| Adrian Cruciat
|5–7, 6–3, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||8.||30 September 2007||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Horia Tecău|| Marcel Granollers
|Winner||9.||2 March 2008||Cherbourg, France||Hard (I)||Horia Tecău|| Jean-Claude Scherrer
|Runner-up||10.||27 April 2008||Cremona, Italy||Hard||Horia Tecău|| Eduardo Schwank
|Winner||11.||17 May 2008||Marrakech, Morocco||Clay||Frederico Gil|| James Auckland
|Winner||12.||29 June 2008||Constanța, Romania||Clay||Horia Tecău|| Júlio Silva
|Runner-up||13.||3 August 2008||Timișoara, Romania||Clay||Adrian Cruciat|| Daniel Muñoz-de la Nava
Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
|6–3, 4–6, [9–11]|
|Runner-up||14.||21 June 2009||Constanța, Romania||Clay||Adrian Cruciat|| Adrián García
|Winner||15.||10 September 2011||Brașov, Romania||Clay||Victor Anagnastopol|| Dušan Lojda
|Runner-up||16.||21 April 2012||Rome, Italy||Clay||Andrei Dăescu|| Dustin Brown
|Runner-up||17.||14 July 2012||Timișoara, Romania||Clay||Andrei Dăescu|| Goran Tošić
|Winner||18.||29 July 2012||Oberstaufen, Germany||Clay||Andrei Dăescu|| Andrey Kuznetsov
Jose Rubin Statham
|Runner-up||19.||18 August 2012||Cordenons, Italy||Clay||Philipp Marx|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|7–5, 5–7, [7–10]|
|Winner||20.||25 August 2012||Segovia, Spain||Hard||Stefano Ianni|| Konstantin Kravchuk
|Winner||21.||1 September 2012||Como, Italy||Clay||Philipp Marx|| Colin Ebelthite
|6–4, 4–6, [10–4]|
|Winner||22.||14 October 2012||Rennes, France||Hard||Philipp Marx|| Tomasz Bednarek
|Runner-up||23.||4 November 2012||Geneva, Switzerland||Clay||Philipp Marx|| Johan Brunström
|6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), [5–10]|
|Runner-up||24.||11 November 2012||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard||Philipp Marx|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|7–6(7–5), 2–6, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||25.||3 March 2013||Cherbourg, France||Hard||Philipp Marx|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|Runner-up||26.||24 March 2013||Rimouski, Canada||Hard||Philipp Marx|| Samuel Groth
|Runner-up||27.||31 March 2013||Le Gosier, Guadeloupe||Hard||Philipp Marx|| Dudi Sela
|Runner-up||28.||11 May 2013||Rome, Italy||Clay||Philipp Marx|| Andre Begemann
|Runner-up||29.||10 August 2013||City of San Marino, San Marino||Clay||Daniele Bracciali|| Nicholas Monroe
|Winner||30.||7 October 2013||Rennes, France||Hard(I)||Oliver Marach|| Nicholas Monroe
|6-4, 3–6, 10-7|
|Winner||31.||28 October 2013||Geneva, Switzerland||Hard(I)||Oliver Marach|| Frantisek Cermak
Florin Mergea and Horia Tecău successfully defended their title, defeating Adam Feeney and Chris Guccione in the final, 7–6(7–4), 7–5 to win the Boys' Doubles tennis title at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships.2003 Wimbledon Championships – Boys' Singles
Todd Reid was the defending champion, but did not complete in the Juniors this year.
Florin Mergea defeated Chris Guccione in the final, 6–2, 7–6(7–3) to win the Boys' Singles tennis title at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships.2013 Erste Bank Open – Doubles
Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich were the defending champions, but lost in the first round to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.Florin Mergea and Lukáš Rosol won the title, defeating Julian Knowle and Daniel Nestor in the final, 7–5, 6–4.2014 Erste Bank Open – Doubles
Florin Mergea and Lukáš Rosol were the defending champions, but chose not to participate together. Mergea played alongside Marin Draganja, but lost in the semifinals to Andre Begemann and Julian Knowle. Rosol teamed up with Santiago González, but lost in the semifinals to Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner.
Melzer and Petzschner went on to win the title, defeating Begemann and Knowle in the final, 7–6(8–6), 4–6, [10–7].2014 Royal Guard Open – Doubles
Paolo Lorenzi and Potito Starace were the defending champions, but decided not to participate together. Lorenzi played alongside Filippo Volandri, but lost in the quarterfinals to Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea. Starace teamed up with Daniele Bracciali, but lost in the quarterfinals to Marcel Granollers and Marc López.
Marach and Mergea won the title, defeating Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah in the final, 6–3, 6–4.2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters – Doubles
Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo were the defending champions, but lost in the quarterfinals to Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea.Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the title, defeating Julien Benneteau and Édouard Roger-Vasselin in the final, 6–3, 7–6(7–3).2015 ATP World Tour Finals – Doubles
Bob and Mike Bryan were the defending champions, but lost in the semifinals to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău.
Rojer and Tecău went on to win the title, defeating Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea in the final 6–4, 6–3.2015 MercedesCup – Doubles
Mateusz Kowalczyk and Artem Sitak were the defending champions, but chose not to participate this year.
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea won the title, defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in the final 5–7, 6–2, [10–7].2015 Mutua Madrid Open – Men's Doubles
Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić were the defending champions, but chose not to participate together. Nestor played alongside Leander Paes, but lost to Feliciano López and Max Mirnyi in the second round.
Zimonjić partnered up with Marcin Matkowski, but lost in the final to Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea, 2–6, 7–6(7–5), [9–11].2015 Open Sud de France – Doubles
Nikolay Davydenko and Denis Istomin were the defending champions, but Davydenko retired from professional tennis in October 2014. Istomin played alongside Alexander Kudryavtsev, but they lost in the first round to Dominic Inglot and Florin Mergea.Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak won the title, defeating Inglot and Mergea in the final, 3–6, 6–4, [16–14].2016 Apia International Sydney – Men's Doubles
Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor were the defending champions, but chose not to compete together. Nestor teamed up with Marcelo Melo, but lost in the quarterfinals to Łukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski.
Bopanna played alongside Florin Mergea, but lost in the final to Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, 3–6, 6–7(6–8).2016 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy – Doubles
Marius Copil and Adrian Ungur were the defending champions, but lost in the first round to Chris Guccione and André Sá.Florin Mergea and Horia Tecău won the title, defeating Guccione and Sá in the final, 7–5, 6–4.2016 Dubai Tennis Championships – Men's Doubles
Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor were the defending champions, but chose not to compete together. Bopanna played alongside Florin Mergea, but lost in the first round to Nestor and Radek Štěpánek. Nestor and Štěpánek lost in the quarterfinals to Łukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski.Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi won the title, defeating Feliciano López and Marc López in the final, 6–2, 3–6, [14–12].2016 MercedesCup – Doubles
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were the defending champions, but Bopanna chose to compete in s'Hertogenbosch instead. Mergea played alongside Horia Tecău, but lost in the semifinals to Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak.
Daniell and Sitak went on to win the title, defeating Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin in the final, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–8].2016 Mutua Madrid Open – Men's Doubles
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were the defending champions, but lost to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău in the final, 4–6, 6–7(5–7).2016 Rogers Cup – Men's Doubles
Bob and Mike Bryan were the defending champions, but lost in the quarterfinals to Florin Mergea and Horia Tecău.
Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo won the title, defeating Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the final, 6–4, 6–4.2017 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell – Doubles
Bob and Mike Bryan were the defending champions, but chose not to participate this year.
Florin Mergea and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won the title, defeating Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peya in the final, 6–4, 6–3.Philipp Marx
Philipp Marx (German pronunciation: [ˈfɪlɪp ˈmaɐ̯ks]; born 3 February 1982) is a German professional tennis player. Marx competes on the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP World Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached his highest ATP singles ranking, No. 300, on April 3, 2006, and his highest ATP doubles ranking, No. 53, on 27 September 2010.Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's Doubles
The men's doubles tennis tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 6–12 August 2016.
Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States were the defending champions, but they withdrew before the competition as a result of health concerns.Marc López and Rafael Nadal of Spain won the gold medal, defeating Florin Mergea and Horia Tecău of Romania in the final, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4.