FIVB World Tour
US$800,000 Gstaad Major Series
July 7 - 12, 2015
(12) Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Italy
 
Daniele Lupo
Italy
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: May 6, 1991 (27 yrs old)
Home Town: Rome
Resides: Rome
Height: 195 cm (6'5")
Weight: 80 kg (176 lb)
Seasons: 11
Tournaments: 83
Career Wins: 3
Career Winnings: US$414,737.50
Paolo Nicolai
Italy
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Aug 6, 1988 (30 yrs old)
Home Town: Ortona
Resides: Ortona
Height: 203 cm (6'8")
Weight: 91 kg (200 lb)
Seasons: 13
Tournaments: 103
Career Wins: 5
Career FIVB WT Wins: 3
Career Winnings: US$460,662.50
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed123457913172533Money
FIVB753992922201341 US$824,675.00
Previous Gstaad Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2010 Did not play Gianluca Casadei - 25th
2011 Andrea Tomatis - 41st Matteo Martino - 17th
2012 Paolo Nicolai - 3rd Daniele Lupo - 3rd
2013 Paolo Nicolai - 9th Daniele Lupo - 9th
2014 Paolo Nicolai - 17th Daniele Lupo - 17th
2016 Paolo Nicolai - 9th Daniele Lupo - 9th
2017 Paolo Nicolai - 17th Daniele Lupo - 17th
2018 Paolo Nicolai - 3rd Daniele Lupo - 3rd
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 6/26-7/5/2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 5 17 400 US$7,000.00
FIVB 6/16-20/2015 St. Petersburg Grand Slam 12 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 6/9-14/2015 Stavanger Major Series 16 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 6/2-7/2015 Porec Major Series 10 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 5/25-31/2015 Moscow Grand Slam 7 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 7/30-8/3/2014 Klagenfurt Grand Slam 7 2 720 US$43,000.00
FIVB 7/22-27/2014 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball 4 9 360 US$14,000.00
FIVB 7/15-20/2014 The Hague Grand Slam 2 17 240 US$9,000.00
FIVB 7/9-13/2014 Gstaad Grand Slam 2 17 240 US$7,000.00
Gstaad Major Series Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Thu, 7/9/2015 Pool E Murat Giginoglu / Volkan Gogtepe, Turkey (21) Won 21-14, 21-15 0:32
Thu, 7/9/2015 Pool E Markus Bockermann / Lars Fluggen, Germany (28, Q7) Lost 22-24, 15-21 0:38
Fri, 7/10/2015 Pool E Aleksandrs Samoilovs / Janis Smedins, Latvia (5) Won 18-21, 21-19, 15-13 0:56
Sat, 7/11/2015 Winner 2 Theo Brunner / Nick Lucena, United States (17, Q1) Won 21-19, 29-27 0:39
Sat, 7/11/2015 Winner 3 Alexander Brouwer / Robert Meeuwsen, Netherlands (7) Lost 15-21, 19-21 0:32
Major Series Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 6/2-7/2015 Porec Major Series 10 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 6/9-14/2015 Stavanger Major Series 16 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 7/7-12/2015 Gstaad Major Series 12 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 6/7-12/2016 Major Hamburg 10 25 160 US$4,000.00
FIVB 7/5-10/2016 Gstaad Major 9 9 360 US$11,000.00
Head to Head Results
Lupo/Nicolai lead the series against the field 60-30
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Lead the series against # 2 Goncalves/Solberg, Brazil 1-0
5/28/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 7 Goncalves/Solberg 10 13-21, 22-20, 15-9 0:49
Lead the series against # 3 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt, Brazil 3-1
6/12/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Pool A Lupo/Nicolai 16 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 21-18, 14-21, 15-13 0:47
8/3/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Gold Medal Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 3 Lupo/Nicolai 7 21-14, 21-17 0:33
6/14/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 3 Lupo/Nicolai 5 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 13, Q1 21-19, 16-21, 15-11 0:50
4/26/14FIVBFuzhou Open Gold Medal Lupo/Nicolai 7 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 6 21-17, 16-21, 15-13 0:48
Series tied with # 4 Gibb/Patterson, United States 2-2
10/24/13FIVBXiamen Grand Slam Pool F Lupo/Nicolai 11 Gibb/Patterson 6 21-14, 21-17 0:31
7/27/13FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Bronze Medal Lupo/Nicolai 6 Gibb/Patterson 1 21-16, 21-13 0:37
6/13/13FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Pool E Gibb/Patterson 5 Lupo/Nicolai 12 19-21, 21-13, 15-8 0:47
5/26/13FIVBCorrientes Grand Slam Semi-Finals Gibb/Patterson 7 Lupo/Nicolai 3 19-21, 22-20, 17-15 0:55
Lead the series against # 5 Samoilovs/Smedins, Latvia 4-1
7/10/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 12 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 18-21, 21-19, 15-13 0:56
5/3/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Gold Medal Lupo/Nicolai 7 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 24-26, 21-18, 15-12 0:56
10/25/13FIVBXiamen Grand Slam Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 11 Samoilovs/Smedins 4 24-22, 25-23 0:45
7/26/13FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Winner 3 Lupo/Nicolai 6 Samoilovs/Smedins 3 21-17, 19-21, 16-14 0:50
6/22/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Winner 2 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Lupo/Nicolai 1 21-19, 22-20 0:38
Trail the series against # 6 Rego/Santos, Brazil 0-2
6/18/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Pool E Rego/Santos 5 Lupo/Nicolai 12 18-21, 21-17, 15-13 0:53
6/6/15FIVBPorec Major Series Winner 2 Rego/Santos 2 Lupo/Nicolai 10 21-14, 21-17 0:39
Series tied with # 7 Brouwer/Meeuwsen, Netherlands 4-4
7/11/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Winner 3 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 7 Lupo/Nicolai 12 21-15, 21-19 0:32
6/29/15FIVBFIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 Pool E Brouwer/Meeuwsen 20 Lupo/Nicolai 5 22-20, 21-18 0:44
5/29/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 2 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 14 Lupo/Nicolai 7 21-13, 16-21, 15-13 0:51
10/10/13FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Pool F Lupo/Nicolai 11 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 6 18-21, 21-15, 20-18 0:57
8/8/13FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 10 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 7 13-21, 21-9, 15-9 0:41
5/24/13FIVBCorrientes Grand Slam Pool C Lupo/Nicolai 3 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 14 21-16, 21-17 0:34
6/9/12FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool K Lupo/Nicolai 15 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 31, Q11 17-21, 21-13, 15-13 0:47
10/6/11FIVBAgadir Open Contender 1 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 28, Q7 Lupo/Nicolai 12 21-19, 14-21, 21-19 0:53
Lead the series against # 8 Gabathuler/Gerson, Switzerland 2-0
7/24/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Pool D Lupo/Nicolai 4 Gabathuler/Gerson 20 21-18, 21-13 0:32
6/12/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 5 Gabathuler/Gerson 28, Q7 21-11, 21-19 0:34
Series tied with # 9 Doppler/Horst, Austria 2-2
6/20/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Winner 3 Doppler/Horst 7 Lupo/Nicolai 12 21-16, 14-21, 15-10 0:48
7/31/12FIVBLondon 2012 Olympic Games Pool A Doppler/Horst 24 Lupo/Nicolai 13 21-18, 21-17 0:41
7/5/12FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Pool M Lupo/Nicolai 13 Doppler/Horst 29 27-25, 21-19 0:40
4/28/12FIVBSilesia Open Contender 5 Lupo/Nicolai 12 Doppler/Horst 28, Q4 21-17, 21-19 0:34
Lead the series against # 10 Erdmann/Matysik, Germany 2-1
5/25/13FIVBCorrientes Grand Slam Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 3 Erdmann/Matysik 5 17-21, 21-16, 16-14 0:52
6/14/12FIVBGrand Slam Rome Pool Q Erdmann/Matysik 8 Lupo/Nicolai 9 24-22, 22-20 0:44
5/12/12FIVBBeijing Grand Slam Winner 3 Lupo/Nicolai 14 Erdmann/Matysik 12 21-18, 21-18 0:36
Trail the series against # 11 Gavira/Herrera, Spain 2-3
6/5/15FIVBPorec Major Series Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 10 Gavira/Herrera 7 22-20, 21-14 0:37
7/26/13FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Semi-Finals Gavira/Herrera 14 Lupo/Nicolai 6 24-26, 21-19, 15-13 1:01
7/6/13FIVBFIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Winner 2 Gavira/Herrera 44 Lupo/Nicolai 9 21-19, 21-16 0:39
4/29/12FIVBSilesia Open Bronze Medal Gavira/Herrera 3 Lupo/Nicolai 12 21-16, 21-11 0:34
4/21/11FIVBBrasilia Open Contender 4 Lupo/Nicolai 28, Q11 Gavira/Herrera 9 18-21, 21-18, 15-13 0:52
Series tied with # 13 Bourne/Hyden, United States 1-1
8/2/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Winner 3 Lupo/Nicolai 7 Bourne/Hyden 13 11-21, 21-14, 15-11 0:45
7/17/14FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Pool B Bourne/Hyden 15, Q2 Lupo/Nicolai 2 21-14, 16-21, 15-12 0:50
Series tied with # 14 Fijalek/Prudel, Poland 3-3
6/20/14FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Pool D Lupo/Nicolai 4 Fijalek/Prudel 13 18-21, 21-16, 16-14 0:51
8/9/13FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Winner 2 Fijalek/Prudel 11 Lupo/Nicolai 10 19-21, 25-23, 15-7 0:57
5/25/13FIVBCorrientes Grand Slam Winner 3 Lupo/Nicolai 3 Fijalek/Prudel 6 21-18, 18-21, 15-11 0:54
5/3/13FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Winner 2 Fijalek/Prudel 7 Lupo/Nicolai 4 21-18, 23-21 0:43
8/27/11FIVBThe Hague Open Contender 5 Lupo/Nicolai 7 Fijalek/Prudel 1 9-21, 21-11, 15-13 0:38
8/20/11FIVBÅland Open Contender 5 Fijalek/Prudel 3 Lupo/Nicolai 13 17-21, 21-18, 15-10 0:49
Lead the series against # 15 Walkenhorst/Windscheif, Germany 6-1
6/19/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 12 Walkenhorst/Windscheif 15 21-19, 14-21, 15-12 0:52
6/11/15FIVBStavanger Major Series Pool A Lupo/Nicolai 16 Walkenhorst/Windscheif 17 22-20, 22-20 0:35
7/25/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Winner 2 Walkenhorst/Windscheif 16 Lupo/Nicolai 4 21-12, 21-19 0:35
7/10/14FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Pool B Lupo/Nicolai 2 Walkenhorst/Windscheif 18 21-13, 23-21 0:45
6/19/14FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Pool D Lupo/Nicolai 4 Walkenhorst/Windscheif 20 15-21, 21-17, 15-13 0:46
6/13/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 5 Walkenhorst/Windscheif 21 21-16, 21-13 0:34
5/2/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 7 Walkenhorst/Windscheif 20 28-26, 21-18 0:44
Lead the series against # 16 Saxton/Schalk, Canada 2-0
7/2/13FIVBFIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Pool I Lupo/Nicolai 9 Saxton/Schalk 40 10-21, 21-18, 15-13  
6/13/13FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 12 Saxton/Schalk 28, Q8 21-15, 17-21, 16-14 0:44
Lead the series against # 17, Q1 Brunner/Lucena, United States 1-0
7/11/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 12 Brunner/Lucena 17, Q1 21-19, 29-27 0:39
Trail the series against # 19 Kantor/Losiak, Poland 0-1
5/23/13FIVBCorrientes Grand Slam Pool C Kantor/Losiak 30 Lupo/Nicolai 3 21-19, 15-21, 15-11 0:48
Trail the series against # 20 Krasilnikov/Semenov, Russia 0-2
7/1/15FIVBFIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 Winner 1 Krasilnikov/Semenov 10 Lupo/Nicolai 5 17-21, 21-18, 16-14 0:58
6/15/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Semi-Finals Krasilnikov/Semenov 9 Lupo/Nicolai 5 21-19, 21-14  
Lead the series against # 21 Giginoglu/Gogtepe, Turkey 1-0
7/9/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 12 Giginoglu/Gogtepe 21 21-14, 21-15 0:32
Lead the series against # 22, Q2 Ingrosso/Ingrosso, Italy 6-0
5/27/15FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 7 Ingrosso/Ingrosso 26, Q12 21-17, 21-19 0:40
10/23/13FIVBXiamen Grand Slam Pool F Lupo/Nicolai 11 Ingrosso/Ingrosso 27 21-16, 21-15 0:36
5/3/13FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Winner 1 Lupo/Nicolai 4 Ingrosso/Ingrosso 28, Q12 21-14, 21-18 0:33
4/24/13FIVBFuzhou Open Pool D Lupo/Nicolai 4 Ingrosso/Ingrosso 29, Q12 21-18, 21-19 0:36
8/26/11FIVBThe Hague Open Contender 3 Lupo/Nicolai 7 Ingrosso/Ingrosso 18, Q6 21-19, 21-19 0:36
4/21/11FIVBBrasilia Open Contender 3 Lupo/Nicolai 28, Q11 Ingrosso/Ingrosso 20 21-19, 21-10 0:37
Trail the series against # 24, Q4 Kadziola/Szalankiewicz, Poland 1-2
7/24/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Pool D Lupo/Nicolai 4 Kadziola/Szalankiewicz 13 21-18, 20-22, 15-12 0:52
6/21/14FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Winner 2 Kadziola/Szalankiewicz 19 Lupo/Nicolai 4 21-14, 21-19 0:33
5/2/13FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Pool D Kadziola/Szalankiewicz 13 Lupo/Nicolai 4 21-16, 21-18 0:35
Lead the series against # 25 Dyachenko/Sidorenko, Kazakhstan 4-1
7/31/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool G Dyachenko/Sidorenko 26 Lupo/Nicolai 7 21-19, 21-14 0:36
6/14/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 1 Lupo/Nicolai 5 Dyachenko/Sidorenko 22 21-16, 21-18 0:38
4/25/13FIVBFuzhou Open Pool D Lupo/Nicolai 4 Dyachenko/Sidorenko 13 22-24, 21-19, 15-9 0:52
7/7/12FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 13 Dyachenko/Sidorenko 17 21-12, 22-20 0:36
5/4/12FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Winner 1 Lupo/Nicolai 15 Dyachenko/Sidorenko 24 21-15, 21-11 0:33
Lead the series against # 28, Q7 Bockermann/Fluggen, Germany 2-1
7/9/15FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool E Bockermann/Fluggen 28, Q7 Lupo/Nicolai 12 24-22, 21-15 0:38
6/17/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 12 Bockermann/Fluggen 21 24-22, 21-18 0:43
6/4/15FIVBPorec Major Series Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 10 Bockermann/Fluggen 26, Q6 21-16, 21-13 0:33
Lead the series against # 30 Eithun/Horrem, Norway 2-1
6/17/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Pool E Eithun/Horrem 28, Q5 Lupo/Nicolai 12 21-18, 23-21 0:52
4/30/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 7 Eithun/Horrem 26, Q6 21-18, 14-21, 15-11 0:51
10/10/13FIVBSão Paulo Grand Slam Pool F Lupo/Nicolai 11 Eithun/Horrem 22 25-23, 21-8 0:40
Lead the series against # 31 Kissling/Kovatsch, Switzerland 1-0
4/23/14FIVBFuzhou Open Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 7 Kissling/Kovatsch 26, Q9 21-18, 21-15 0:34
Lead the series against # Q8 Fuchs/Kaczmarek, Germany 2-0
8/7/13FIVBBerlin Grand Slam Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 10 Fuchs/Kaczmarek 26 21-14, 21-18 0:35
7/4/13FIVBFIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Pool I Lupo/Nicolai 9 Fuchs/Kaczmarek 16 21-16, 21-16 0:36
Lead the series against # Q15 Huber/Seidl, Austria 6-1
6/28/15FIVBFIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 5 Huber/Seidl 29 21-14, 21-14 0:36
8/1/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 7 Huber/Seidl 10 21-19, 22-20 0:42
7/11/14FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Winner 1 Huber/Seidl 27, Q4 Lupo/Nicolai 2 21-14, 21-19 0:38
4/30/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 7 Huber/Seidl 23, Q3 21-11, 21-19 0:35
6/21/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool A Lupo/Nicolai 1 Huber/Seidl 16 24-22, 22-20 0:44
4/27/13FIVBFuzhou Open Semi-Finals Lupo/Nicolai 4 Huber/Seidl 32, Q9 21-16, 23-21 0:39
8/4/11FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool J Lupo/Nicolai 16, Q14 Huber/Seidl 32 21-18, 21-12 0:34