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- Age: 30 (23.09.1983)
- Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Residence: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
- Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Daniel Melo
As of 14.04.2014
|Ranking||Week Change||W-L||Titles||Prize Money*|
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
2013 -- The Brazilian finished in Top 10 for 1st time in his career at No. 6 and played with 10 different partners during season. His best results came with Croat Ivan Dodig, as they compiled a 26-18 match record and finished No. 3 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings…They qualified for 1st Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London and reached SF (l. to eventual champions Marrero-Verdasco)…Opened season with title in Brisbane (w/Robredo), a 7th straight year with at least 1 title…In Grand Slam play reached 1st career Grand Slam final at Wimbledon (w/Dodig, l. to Bryans) and advanced to SF at US Open w/Dodig (l. to Peya-Soares)…Won his 12th career title, 1st ATP Masters 1000 at Shanghai (w/Dodig)…Earned a career-high $509,535…
2012 -- The Brazilian doubles specialist finished in Top 20 for the 2nd time and played with 10 different partners during season. His best results came with Croat Dodig, as a duo they compiled an 18-10 match record and finished No. 14 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings...Won his 10th career ATP doubles title in Stockholm (w/Soares), a 6th straight year with a title • Reached final in Memphis in February (w/Dodig) and SF in 4 other tournaments...In Grand Slam play, advanced to QF at Roland Garros, Wimbledon (w/Dodig) and at the London Olympics (w/Soares), winning 24-22 3rd set 2R over Berdych-Stepanek (longest doubles final set in Olympics)...
2011 -- Played in 4 finals, winning titles in Santiago and Costa do Sauipe (w/Soares). Also reached Metz final (w/Dlouhy)...
2010 -- Partnering Brazilian compatriot Soares, the duo reached four ATP World Tour finals lifting one title….In January, finished runner-up at Auckland (l. to Daniell-Tecau)…Lifted first team title at Nice in May, beating Bopanna-Qureshi 16 63 10-5 in final… "It was our second final this year, so we are really excited to have won. For sure we'll celebrate this first title and I hope it will be one of many. We played really well and came from Davis Cup in good form. It was a good week for us"…Made it to third title match at Gstaad in July (l. to Brunstrom-Nieminen) and advanced to the Metz final (l. to Brown-Wassen)…Also posted five SF runs and two QFs (including Roland Garros)…Represented Brazil in Davis Cup ties versus Uruguay and India...
2009 -- The towering Brazilian compiled a 14-14 match record through mid-June with countryman Andre Sa, 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)...
2008 -- The Brazilian compiled a career-best season and finished in Top 20 in ATP Doubles Rankings for first time...Captured four ATP doubles titles in five finals and won a personal-high 42 matches...Opened season with title in Adelaide (w/M. Garcia)...In February, captured title on home soil at Costa do Sauipe (w/Sa) 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/Sa), compiling a 36-21 record together, and No. 19 individually...Earned a career-high $184,544...
2007 -- A breakthrough season, winning his first ATP doubles title in Estoril (w/Sa) and capturing three Challenger titles -- San Luis Potosi (w/Chardy), Bermuda (w/Sa) and Buenos Aires (w/Prieto)...Also runner-up in Sao Paulo (w/Simoni) and Mexico City-1 (w/Zeballos) Challengers...In Grand Slam play, won three five-setters at Wimbledon en route to SF, including a 28-26 fifth set win over Hanley-Ullyett in 2nd RD...At US Open, lost to Hanley-Ullyett in QF...Finished in Top 50 for first time at No. 34...
2006 -- Best results were five titles on Challenger circuit -- Campos do Jordao, Bogota and Belo Horizonte (w/Sa), Medillin (w/Ghem), and Quito (w/Silva)...
2005 -- Split time between Futures and Challengers, adding six doubles titles in Futures events and added a title at Bogota Challenger (w/Dabul) in July...
2004 -- Won nine doubles titles on Futures circuit with five different partners (Cubas, Melo, Soares, Engel, and Pitta)...
2003 -- Captured Colombia #1 Futures title (w/B. Soares), Brazil #3A (w/brother Daniel), and Mexico #16 (w/Bonatto)...
2002 -- Teamed with brother Daniel to win Challenger in Belo Horizonte and also won two Brazilian Futures events (w/B. Soares)...
With Dodig fell in Doha SFs (l. to Peya-Soares)…The Brazilian won his first ATP World Tour team title with Knowle at Auckland, beating Peya/Soares 10-5 in Match TB final…With Dodig, fell in Australian Open doubles 3R (l. to Kubot-Lindstedt)…
With Marrero, in his bid to win a third ATP World Tour title on home soil, reached the Rio de Janeiro final (l. to Cabal-Farah)…With Dodig fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells QFs, losing to Isner-Querrey 10-8 in Match TB…
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