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- Age: 29 (10.04.1984)
- Birthplace: Faro, Portugal
- Residence: Lisbon, Portugal
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2002
- Coach: Andre Lopes
As of 20.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Started playing tennis at age 6 after parents brought him a tennis racquet from a trip to the United States…Speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English…Father David is a businessman, mother Rosa is a kindergarten teacher…Brother David is a businessman…Favourite surfaces are clay court and outdoor hard court…Favourite shot is forehand…Favourite events are Roland Garros and Estoril Open…Idol growing up was Stefan Edberg…Currently trains in Lisbon and Barcelona…Hobbies are surfing the internet and following the financial markets…Would be a businessman if he weren’t a tennis player…Best memory was to play his first Grand Slam main draw at 2008 US Open...Coached by Andre Lopes...Physical trainer is Paulo Figueiredo...
2011 -- The top player from Portugal for 2nd straight year finished a season-ending best No. 68, highlighted by QF at ATP World Tour stop in Costa do Sauipe (l. to Almagro) and 4 Challenger titles in as many finals and 4 SF…Compiled a 41-14 match record on Challenger level...Won titles in Marrakech (d. Teixeira) in March, Rijeka (d. Zemlja) in June, Poznan (d. Janowicz) in July and
Szczecin (d. Prodon) in September...Qualified for season-ending ATP Challenger Finals in Sao Paulo and went 2-1 in round robin play…Earned a career-high $245,290...
2010 -- Finished as Portuguese No. 1 and in Top 100 for first time in his career…Compiled his best results on Challenger level with 44-20 match record and two clay titles, Napoli (d. Del Bonis) in April and in Asuncion (d. Delgado) in October…Finished season with a SF and two QFs during Latin American clay court circuit…Reached final in Meknes (l. to Dolgopolov) in February…His best ATP World Tour result came in May on home soil in Estoril where he reached QF (l. to countryman Gil)…Also qualified and won a round in Costa do Sauipe (d. Daniel, l. to Andreev)…Earned a career-high $112,742...
2009 -- Won his first ATP Challenger Tour title at Meknes (d. Marrero) in late February...Won Athens Challenger (d. Munoz-de la Nava) and lost in doubles final (w/Huta Galung)...Qualified for Roland Garros, losing in the 2nd RD (l. to Gonzalez)...In July, represented Portugal in Euro-African Zone Group II, beating Algeria's Rahmine 60 60 60...Qualified for the US Open (l. to Kollerer)...
2008 -- Won 26 straight matches on ITF Futures circuit...During this period moved up to World No. 328...Received wild card at Estoril in May...Qualified for the US Open 2nd RD, losing to Verdasco...Finished the year at World No. 178...
2007 -- Returned to pro tennis in July...Finished the year at World No. 733...
2006 -- Suffered wrist and knee injuries in early part of season...
2005 -- Made ATP debut as a wild card at Estoril (l. to Calleri)...Reached three straight ITF Futures finals...
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