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Joao Cunha-Silva

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  • Pronounced: KOON-ya-SEEL-va
  • Age: 47 (27.11.1967)
  • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Residence: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
  • Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1987


As of 18.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




37-85 0 $735,607

Singles & Doubles combined





45-81 2 $735,607

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Lisbon, Portugal Wife, Kelly
Doubles title: (married Dec. 4, 1993)
1992--(1) Tel Aviv (w/Bauer)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1994- SF at Budapest Ch.; QFG at Bogota Ch., Jerusalem Ch., Furth Ch.;Doubles
Winner at Cali Ch. (w/Zdrazila), Budapest Ch. (w/Marques); Doubles SF at
3 Ch.
1993- R-up at Sao Luis Ch.; Doubles Winner at Recife Ch., Curitiba Ch. (w/
Waite); Doubles R-up at Rennes Ch. (w/Goellner); Doubles SF at 4 Ch.
1992- R-up at Belo Horizonte Ch., Fortaleza Ch.; SF at Tel Aviv, Pembroke
Pines Ch.; QF at Estoril, 5 Chs.; Doubles Winner at Lins Ch. (w/Pereira);
Doubles R-up at Belo Horizonte Ch. (w/Kist), Sao Paulo-2 Ch. (w/Pereira),
Reggio Calabria Ch. (w/Poliakov); Doubles SF 4 Times.
1991- R-up at Sao Paulo-1 Ch.; SF at Cairo Ch., Sao Paulo-7 Ch.; QF at 6 Chs.
Doubles Winner at Guadeloupe Ch. (w/Marques), Sao Paulo-7 Ch. (w/Roese);
Doubles R-up at Cervia Ch. (w/Orsanic); Doubles SF at 3 Chs.
1990- Winner at Turin Ch., Sao Paulo-2 Ch.; SF at Bangkok Ch.,Sao Paulo-3 Ch.
QF at Sao Paulo, 4 Chs.; Doubles Winner at Nairobi-2 Ch. (w/Masso); Doubles
R-up at Nairobi-1 Ch. (w/Oosting); Doubles SF at 3 Chs.
1989- SF at Sao Paulo-3 Ch., Sao Paulo-4 Ch., Nyon Ch.; QF at Salou Ch.,
Santos Ch.; Doubles R-up at Nancy (w/Masso), Lins Ch. (w/Kley), Nyon Ch.
(Macpherson); Doubles SF 4 Times.
1988- R-up at Nairobi Ch., Azores Ch.; QF at Madeira-1 Ch., Lisbon Ch., Cler-
mont Ch.; Doubles Winner at Montabaur Ch. (w/Kowalski), Tarbes Ch. (w/Wind-
ahl), Estoril Ch. (w/Fleurian); Doubles R-up at San Marino Ch. (w/Windahl).
Began playing tennis at age eight with his father.
The Portuguese national champion in 14s, 16s and 18s age groups.
Member of the Portuguese Davis Cup team since 1984, compiling a 26-24
lifetime record (prior to 1994), including 16-17 in singles.
Played soccer in school and competed in judo for four years.
Captured his first career ATP Tour doubles title in Tel Aviv in 1992
(w/Bauer), becoming the first Portuguese player to win a Tour title. Also
reached the semifinals there (first Portuguese to do advance to the SF).
Earned a career-high $142,438 in 1993.
Coached by Joao Carvalho.

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