Frederico
Marques
Birthplace
Lisbon, Portugal
Residence
Barcelona, Spain
Speaks
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Coach Since
2009

Frederico Marques

STATUS

  • Coaching Joao Sousa

COACHING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • With Joao Sousa, moved from No. 220 to the top 50 in the Emirates ATP Rankings and became the first Portuguese man to win an ATP title at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur
  • Worked with the Chinese Davis Cup team and Ya-Nan Ma
  • Honored as 2013 Portuguese Coach of the Year by The Record, internet newspaper
  • Has worked with Teymuraz Gabashvili, Arnau Brugues, Inigo Cervantes, Adrian Menendez, Steven Diez, James McGee, Denis Matsukevic, Valery Rudnev and Di Wu

PERSONAL

Friends refer to Frederico as "Shark" or "Sensei." Frederico began playing tennis at the age of six with his father at a local club. At 19, he moved to Barcelona to pursue a professional tennis career. Father, Joao, is a managing director of an international company and his mother, Maria, is a housewife. Has a brother, Joao, who is a director at a bank. Hobbies include playing and watching soccer and supporting the S.L. Befica football club. Frederico likes triathlons, seeing films and spending time with friends. If he was not involved with tennis, he would have wanted to be a triathlete or a businessman. Currently working at the BTT Academy in Barcelona.