Residence: Sao Paulo, Brazil. Single. Year-by-Year Highlights: 1997 won Belo Horizonte Ch. 1996 won Bogota and Sao Paulo Ch. 1995 finalist Brasilia Ch. 1994- finalist at Mexico City (l. to Muster, as qualifier); SF at Bogota-2 Ch.; QF at Braunschweig Ch., Brasilia Ch., Natal Ch. 1993- SF at Parioli Ch., Curitiba Ch.; QF at Punta del Este Ch., Vina del Mar Ch., Campinas Ch., Belo Horizonte Ch., Bronx Ch. and finalist at the Brazilian Championships. 1992- finalist at Guaruja Ch.; SF at Sao Paulo-2 Ch.; QF at San Luis Potosi Ch. 1991- Winner at Brazilian #1 Sat. (w/37 pts.), Ribeirao Ch. Has played most of his career in Challenger tournaments and considers clay as his favorite surface. Member of the Brazilian Davis Cup team in 1994 and 1996. Enjoys soccer, favorite team is three-time world champion Sao Paulo Futebol Clube, movies and spending time with his family. Has one brother Eduardo and three sisters, Claudia, Silvia and Renata. Suffered a back injury (disc) in 1990 which sidelined him for the later part of that year until the spring of 1991 when he won the challenger in his hometown of Ribeirao in May, defeating Felipe Rivera in the final. Captured his first career Challenger title in 1989 in Sao Paulo. Reached his first career ATP Tour singles final on Feb. 27, 1994 as a qualifier in Mexico City, only to lose to top-seeded Thomas Muster. Turned pro in 1988 after being finalist in Banana Bowl and SF at Roland Garros Juniors.
Personal: retired after qualifying for Miami in 1998...graduated with a degree in business administration in 2002...currently working for the family construction company and playing on the Brazilian Masters Circuit.