© Getty Images
- Age: 26 (27.05.1988)
- Birthplace: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
- Residence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2006
- Coach: Ricardo Acioly
As of 22.12.2014
|Ranking||Week Change||W-L||Titles||Prize Money|
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is João Olavo Soares de Souza...Nicknamed, 'Feijão' (which means 'bean' in English)..."Because of my colour and I like beans"...Father, Milton Soares de Souza Junior, and mother, Maria Angêla Lima...Started playing tennis aged nine in Mogi das Cruzes, at the Clube de Campo Mogi das Cruzes after watching his dad and sister Maria Clara play...Moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2005 and since then trains with Ricardo Acioly, former Davis Cup captain and Fernando Meligeni's coach...Plays with two-handed backhand...Favourite surface is clay courts...Idol growing up was Gustavo Kuerten...Has a weird ability to count letters in a sentence. In a Davis Cup tie, players would challenge his ability on a daily basis and he never missed one...Likes to listen to music, yoga and relaxing on the beach...Instagram Account
10 Questions For Joao (Nov. 2014)
2011 -- The No. 3 Brazilian (behind No. 37 Bellucci, No. 85 Mello) made a breakthrough season with ATP World Tour SF and QF showings while putting together a 30-17 match record in Challengers with 1 title…Reached a career-high No. 84 on Sept. 19 before finishing No. 104...In August, qualified and reached SF in Kitzbühel (l. to eventual champ Haase) and following month advanced to QF in Bucharest...On Challenger level, won title on home soil in Santos (d. Junqueira) in April and runner-up in Zagreb (l. to Junqueira) in May...Went 7-6 on clay and 0-2 on hard courts while earning a career-high $159,982...
2010 -- Made ATP debut as a qualifier at Santiago and reached SF (l. to Monaco)…Won 2 Challengers, both in Bogota (d. Falla and d. El Amrani)…Also reached final in Quito (l. to G. Lapentti)…Was 30-20 in Challengers...
2009 -- Reached 1st career Challenger final at Medellin (l. to Chela) and SF at 4 other events...
2008 -- Reached SF at Challengers in Santiago (l. to Bellucci), San Luis Potosi (l to Dabul), and Medellin (l. to L Mayer)…Claimed 1 Futures title in Brazil and 1 in Columbia...
2007 -- Reached QF at Challengers in Manta and 2 events in Bogota…Won titles at 3 Brazilian Futures and was 29-12 on that level...
2006 -- Reached 1st Futures final while compiling 22-21 record...
On 26 February, retired with abdominal muscle strain at 46 32 versus Montanes in Sao Paulo 2R…
Find a Player
FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEAD
Compare SOUZA with: