Born on October 8, 1985 in Bologna, Italy was a growing force to be recognized later on in the world of tennis. This force was named Simone Bolelli. Bolelli turned pro in the year 2003. While Simone Bolelli’s debut year was not so spectacular, it was a great learning experience for him. In his debut year, he played in the ITF Futures tournament semifinal and played against Jaroslav Pospisil and unfortunately lost. For the whole of 2003, Bolelli’s events were marked mostly by Futures events. There was one Challenger tournament, however, that was held in Brindisi which Bolelli opted to join. He played against Galo Blanco and lost in the second round. By the end of his debut year, he was ranked at number 623.
2004 and 2005 would turn out to be similar as Bolelli’s debut year. Most of his tournaments were Futures events with a mix of a number of Challenger tournaments. In 2004, Simone came close to reaching the Futures final but lost to Dominique Coene. His career was uplifted when he won 2 out of 3 Futures events for 2004 alone. Simone Bolelli plays well in the double circuits as well. He, along with Alberto Brizzi, managed to win the doubles Futures title at the Italy F15 and Italy F8. Bolelli finished the year 2004 ranked at number 269 for the singles circuit and number 533 for the doubles circuit. The year 2005 was quite dismal for Bolelli as he was not able to win any Futures tournament at all.
The succeeding year in 2006 was a better year for Bolelli’s career. He was given a wildcard to the Rome Masters but unfortunately lost to Fernando Verdasco. In the doubles circuit, Bolelli won the Rencanati doubles tournament together with Davide Sanguinetti. Both of them reached the doubles tournament in the Monte Carlo Masters. By the end of 2006, Bolelli’s ranking rose to number 127 for the singles circuit and number 171 for the doubles circuit.
When the year 2007 came, Bolelli was a much improved tennis player. He qualified for the 2007 Australian Open, entered the Miami Masters, won in the Davis cup match, won various challenger tournaments and competed in the following Masters events: Miami, Rome, and Hamburg Masters. It was in 2007 that Bolelli defeated world number 1 at the time, Marat Safin. It was also during the year 2007 that Bolelli made a Grand Slam debut in the 2007 French Open and then again in the 2007 Wimbledon. Currently, Bolelli is ranked at number 50 with a career singles record of 32-39 and a doubles career record of 10-24. While Bolelli may not have won any singles or doubles titles as of yet, with the progress that he is showing, a victory is imminent in his future career.