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- Age: 36 (06.05.1977)
- Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Residence: Blumenau, Brazil
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1996
- Coach: Daniel Melo
As of 13.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Andre 'Rezende Sa'...Began playing at age eight with encouragement of older brother, Vinicius...Ranked as No. 1 Brazilian in 12s, then moved to Bollettieri Academy at age 13 and lived there for five years...Graduated in 1996 from Bradenton Academy, where he was a three-year member of basketball team as a shooting guard...Considers Michael Jordan as favorite athlete...Enjoys going to beach, playing basketball and plays guitar...Father, Jose, is his manager...Captured gold medal in doubles at Pan Am Games in Winnipeg in 1999 (w/ Taicher)...Has a 1-1 career Davis Cup record...Coached by countryman Daniel Melo, brother of partner Marcelo.
1995 -- Won his first Challenger match at Belo Horizonte (l. in 2nd RD) and played in three other events...
1996 -- Played in four Satellites and two Challengers, reaching 2nd RD in Belo Horizonte...
1997 -- After winning Brazil #2 (50 points) and Brazil #3 (48 points) Satellites, made breakthrough in Challenger level, compiling 11-10 record...Advanced to first final in his hometown of Belo Horizonte (l. to Jabali)...Qualified in his first ATP Tour debut in Mexico City and advanced to QF with wins over Sanguinetti and Herrera (l. to eventual winner Clavet)...Made Davis Cup debut vs. New Zealand in World Group playoff tie and beat Alistair Hunt in dead rubber...In doubles, won Salinas (Meligeni), Bronx, Guadalajara 1 & 2 (w/Aerts) Challengers...
1998 -- Won three Challenger titles in Ho Chi Minh (d. Marin), Salinas (d. Canas) and Gramado Challenger (d. Kaneko)...Earned first ATP hard court win over Tuomas Ketola in 1st RD at Washington....In doubles, won Challenger title in Florianopolis (w/Oncins) and reached first career final in San Jose (w/Aerts)...Also reached Challenger finals in Nice (w/Puerta) and Caracas (w/Motomura)...
1999 -- In Challenger-heavy campaign, played best tennis at end of year winning back-to-back titles in Tulsa and Dallas (d. Szymanski in both finals)...Defeated Paes in 1st Slam match at Wimbledon...
2000 -- Reached final at Waikoloa hallenger in first event...Advanced to first ATP SF in Memphis (l. to eventual winner Larsson)...In first US Open, defeated Kratochvil in 1st RD, l. to Krajicek...Won a career-high 12 matches in singles play...In doubles, won Challenger title in Gramado (w/Taino)...
2001 -- Finished in Top 100 in singles and doubles for first time in his career with first ATP doubles title at Hong Kong (w/Braasch)...Also captured two Challenger singles titles in Calabasas (d. Russell) and Salvador (d. Simoni)...Saved best form for last three months of season, reaching SF in Hong Kong (d. Roddick, d. Kratochvil, d. Bjorkman, l. to Schuettler)...Won two Challenger doubles titles at Sao Paulo (w/Okun) and Santiago(w/Simoni)...
2002 -- The Brazilian No. 2 (behind No. 37 Kuerten) had his best year on ATP circuit, winning a career-high 20 matches and finishing in Top 60 for first time...Reached QF at Wimbledon, losing to Henman in four sets...Also qualified for three Tennis Masters Series events in Miami, Monte Carlo and Madrid...Began year slowly, going 1-6 and failing to win consecutive matches until turning things around in Delray Beach, reaching 3rd RD (l. to Gambill)...Stayed in Florida, reaching QF at North Miami Beach Challenger before qualifying for first career TMS event in Miami...Advanced to 2nd RD (d. Pless, l. to Gambill)...Struggled over next three months on clay and grass, going 1-6 until arriving at Wimbledon...Defeated Dupuis, Koubek, Saretta and Lopez to become one of three South Americans in QFs at All England Club Nalbandian-Argentina, Lapentti-Ecuador)...Returned to clay in July with QF showing in Amersfoort (l. to Costa) and 3rd RD in Kitzbuehel (l. to Massu)...Two weeks later, helped Brazil maintain place in Davis Cup World Group with victory over Canada's Dancevic...Went 2-3 in Davis Cup play (1-2 singles)...In doubles, reached finals in Amersfoort (w/Simoni) and Bahia (w/Kuerten)...Also won Challenger doubles title at Surbiton (w/Thomas)...Earned a career-high $355,735...
2008 -- The Brazilian compiled a career-best season in doubles and finished in Top 20 in ATP Doubles Rankings for first time...Captured three ATP doubles titles in four finals and won a personal-high 36 matches...In February, captured title on home soil at Costa do Sauipe (w/Melo) followed by SF in Memphis...Failed to win back-to-back matches again until May when they captured Poertschach title (d. Knowle-Melzer)...Performed well on grass with runner-up finish at Queen's in London (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic), SF exit at Nottingham and 3rd RD at Wimbledon...In August, won New Haven title (d. Bhupathi-Knowles) and reached 3rd RD at US Open...Closed season with SF in Metz and QF at AMS Paris...Served as alternates at Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai...Finished No. 9 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Melo), compiling a 36-21 record together, and No. 21 individually...
2009 -- The veteran Brazilian partnered countryman Marcelo Melo, winning title in Kitzbuehel (d. Pavel-Tecau) in May and reaching finals in Delray Beach (l. to Bryans) in February and Queen's for second straight year at Queen's (l. to Moodie-Youzhny)...Also reached the Los Angeles, New Haven, Lyon and Basel SFs...Rose to a career-high No. 17 doubles ranking on 2 February...
2010 -- Reached SFs at Auckland (w/Bellucci), Estoril and Atlanta (w/Huss)...Won five ATP Challenger Tour doubles titles from eight finals...
Finished runner-up in the Buenos Aires doubles final (w/Ferreiro), losing to Marach-L. Mayer 76(6) 63 in February...In September, he partnered Jamie Murray to the Metz title (d. Dlouhy-Melo)...Won three ATP Challenger Tour title at Sao Paulo (w/Ferreiro) from five finals...
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