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Joao Souza

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Souza
  • Age: 25 (27.05.1988)
  • Birthplace: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
  • Residence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
  • Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 2006
  • Coach: Ricardo Acioly
133 Singles Ranking
Brazil

Brazil

As of 14.04.2014
S D
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money*
2014

Current

133
7 1-2 0 $43,740
Career

High

84

19.09.2011

18-26 0 $712,036

*Singles & Doubles combined

2014

Current

159
20 0-2 0 $43,740
Career

High

70

07.01.2013

14-17 0 $712,036

*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, surf the internet and relax on the beach.

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