|Residence||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
February 27, 1982 |
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||U$ 1,908,914|
|Highest ranking||No. 221 (March 22, 2004)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||Q2 (2004)|
|US Open||Q1 (2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (October 7, 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 3 (November 4, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012)|
|French Open||SF (2008, 2013)|
|US Open||F (2013)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2013)|
|Olympic Games||QF (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012)|
|French Open||QF (2009, 2011, 2013)|
|US Open||W (2012)|
|Last updated on: November 4, 2013.|
Soares's highest singles ranking on the ATP Tour is World No. 221, which he reached in March 2004. Primarily a doubles specialist, his career-high doubles ranking is World No. 3, which he achieved in October 2013. He and partner Dušan Vemić reached the semifinals of the 2008 French Open, losing to eventual champions Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna. In the 2012 US Open he won the mixed doubles title with his partner Ekaterina Makarova. He was the third Brazilian tennis player to achieve this, after Maria Bueno and Thomaz Koch.
- 1 International career
- 2 Significant finals
- 3 ATP career finals
- 4 Doubles performance timeline
- 5 References
- 6 External links
In early 2008, he won for the second time the São Paulo Challenger, rising in the doubles rankings, having the opportunity to compete in the main tournament circuit, the ATP tours.
In 2008 made a great campaign. Even playing without a steady partner, reached the semifinals of Roland Garros and the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open. In addition, he won his first ATP doubles title in Nottingham, grass tournament before Wimbledon.
In November 29, he married with Bruna Alvim.
In 2009, partnered with Kevin Ullyett from Zimbabwe, high level doubles player that had won 32 titles and remained ranked among the top 10 for several years. Reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and Roland Garros, the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Rome and Madrid, the final of the ATP New Haven, and won his second ATP doubles title in Stockholm. At the end of the year, with the retirement of Ullyett, Soares announced a new partnership with Marcelo Melo.
In 2010, Melo/Soares reached the final of the ATP 250 Auckland at the beginning of the year, but then was not well in the first half, recovering in May, to obtain the title of the ATP 250 Nice. In Roland Garros, managed to defeat the duo n.1 of the world, the brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, and reached the quarter-finals. Subsequently reached the semi-finals of ATP 500 Hamburg and the final of the ATP 250 Gstaad, third round of the U.S. Open, the final of the ATP 250 Metz, in the semifinals of the ATP 500 Tokyo and ATP 250 Stockholm.
In 2011, at the South American Clay tournaments, a series of four ATP tournaments in Latin America, Melo/Soares won two consecutive titles in the ATP 250 of Chile and Brazil, and runner-up of ATP 500 Acapulco. In April, he was runner up of the Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, playing alongside Juan Ignacio Chela. Still managed to go to the semifinals in ATPs 250 Nice and Eastbourne. In August, the duo Melo/Soares arrived in the semifinals of the ATP 500 Washington. In October, with Marcelo Melo, reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 Valencia and Tokyo, and the final of the ATP 250 Stockholm; with Nicolas Almagro, was the quarter-finalist of the Masters 1000 Shanghai. And in November, Soares and Melo were the quarter-finalists of the Masters 1000 Paris. At the end of the year, Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares undid their partnership.
In 2012 partnered with Eric Butorac. He went to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and won his 6th ATP doubles title in the ATP 250 Brazil, first held in São Paulo. He also did third round at Roland Garros. On July, he ended his partnership with Eric Butorac and began a new partnership with Alexander Peya. In the first tournament of the new partnership, they were runners-up of the ATP 250 Bastad. Participating at London 2012 with Marcelo Melo, reached the quarter-finals, after defeating the duo Berdych / Stepanek by 24–22 in the last set.
At the U.S. Open in 2012, along with Peya, Soares reached the quarter-finals of the Men's doubles. In that same tournament, along with Ekaterina Makarova, Soares got the biggest title of his career by becoming champion of Mixed doubles. In the first round, defeated the seeded number 2, Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond. In the second phase, another unexpected result: victory over Bob Bryan and Kim Clijsters. Since the Gustavo Kuerten triple crown at Roland Garros 2001, that Brazil not conquered a Grand Slam professional title. Soares / Makarova won $150,000 as a prize for the title.
After the mixed doubles title at the U.S. Open, Soares took an impressive win streak, winning the doubles match of the Davis Cup in Brazil, against Russia, and won four titles in five consecutive tournaments played: won the ATP 250 Kuala Lumpur and ATP 500 Tokyo, both playing with Peya; played the Masters 1000 Shanghai but lost in the second round, won the ATP 250 Stockholm with Marcelo Melo, and ATP 500 Valencia, playing with Peya. In last year's tournament, the Masters 1000 Paris, Soares and Peya were quarter-finalists.
The 2013 year has been the best year in the career of Bruno. In January, he won the ATP 250 Auckland, alongside Scottish Colin Fleming. In February, defeated the legendary double Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan at Davis Cup within the United States, along with Marcelo Melo. In the same month, became three-time winner in a row of the ATP 250 Brasil, and reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 Memphis and Acapulco.
In March, Bruno reached the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Indian Wells. In April, he won the ATP 500 Barcelona. In May, he came, at the second time in his career, runner-up of a Masters 1000, in Madrid, losing only to the n.1 in the world, the Bryan brothers. At this point, Soares approached the top 10 doubles, staying at 11th place.
In Roland Garros, Soares and Peya reached the semifinals of the tournament. With that, Soares first entered the top 10, getting the 6th rank for doubles. Soares equaled Carlos Kirmayr, number 6 in the world in 1983, as the second best double tennis player in Brazil's history. The best is Cássio Motta, who was fourth in the same year.
In preparation for Wimbledon, Soares was runner-up of the ATP 250 Queens, and champion of the ATP 250 Eastbourne, reaching its 200th victory. At Wimbledon, was knocked out in the third round of the men's doubles. But in mixed doubles, Soares reached the final of the tournament for the first time, along with the American Lisa Raymond.
Soares was runner-up at the ATP 500 Hamburg in July. In August, Soares and Peya won for the first time a Masters 1000 title, at the Masters 1000 Canada. With that, Soares arrived at the best doubles ranking of his career, number 4 in the world, equaling Cássio Motta as the best Brazilian doubles player of all time.
At the U.S. Open, Soares "retired" the famous player James Blake in the first round of the men's doubles. In mixed doubles, Soares reached the semifinals, playing with Anabel Medina Garrigues. In men's doubles, Soares arrived, for the first time in his career, at a Grand Slam final. However, Peya suffered a muscle strain near the end of the semifinals game against Melo/Dodig. In the U.S.Open final, he couldn't play well because of the problem, and in the second set, Peya felt again the distention, almost abandoning the game, but ending the game moving too little. The duo Soares/Peya eventually lost the final by 2 sets to 0. With these results, Soares qualified in anticipation for the ATP Finals for the first time in his career.
On October 7, 2013, Soares became the No. 3 in the world in doubles, his best position of his career, and the best position in the history of Brazilian tennis, surpassing Cassio Motta, who was No. 4 doubles in 1983.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||2013||US Open||Hard||Alexander Peya|| Leander Paes
Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Winner||2012||US Open||Hard||Ekaterina Makarova|| Květa Peschke
|6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]|
|Runner-up||2013||Wimbledon||Grass||Lisa Raymond|| Kristina Mladenovic
|7–5, 2–6, 6–8|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)
|Runner-up||2011||Monte Carlo||Clay||Juan Ignacio Chela|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||2013||Madrid||Clay||Alexander Peya|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||2013||Montreal||Hard||Alexander Peya|| Andy Murray
|Runner-up||2013||Paris||Hard (i)||Alexander Peya|| Bob Bryan
ATP career finals
Doubles: 30 (16 titles, 14 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||June 16, 2008||Nottingham Open, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Kevin Ullyett|| Jeff Coetzee
|Runner-up||1.||August 10, 2008||Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States||Hard||Kevin Ullyett|| Marc Gicquel
|Runner-up||2.||August 29, 2009||Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States||Hard||Kevin Ullyett|| Julian Knowle
|Winner||2.||October 25, 2009||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Kevin Ullyett|| Simon Aspelin
|Runner-up||3.||January 11, 2010||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Marcelo Melo|| Marcus Daniell
|Winner||3.||May 22, 2010||Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France||Clay||Marcelo Melo|| Rohan Bopanna
|1–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||4.||August 1, 2010||Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Marcelo Melo|| Johan Brunström
|3–6, 7–6(7–4), [9–11]|
|Runner-up||5.||September 26, 2010||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard||Marcelo Melo|| Dustin Brown
|Winner||4.||February 5, 2011||Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile||Clay||Marcelo Melo|| Łukasz Kubot
|Winner||5.||February 12, 2011||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Marcelo Melo|| Pablo Andújar
|Runner-up||6.||February 26, 2011||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Marcelo Melo|| Victor Hănescu
|Runner-up||7.||April 17, 2011||Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Juan Ignacio Chela|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||8.||October 23, 2011||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Marcelo Melo|| Rohan Bopanna
|Winner||6.||February 19, 2012||Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil||Clay (i)||Eric Butorac|| Michal Mertiňák
|3–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||9.||July 15, 2012||Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Alexander Peya|| Robert Lindstedt
|Winner||7.||September 30, 2012||Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Alexander Peya|| Colin Fleming
|5–7, 7–5, [10–7]|
|Winner||8.||October 7, 2012||Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Alexander Peya|| Leander Paes
|Winner||9.||October 21, 2012||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Marcelo Melo|| Robert Lindstedt
|6–7(4–7), 7–5, [10–6]|
|Winner||10.||October 28, 2012||Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Alexander Peya|| David Marrero
|Winner||11.||January 12, 2013||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Colin Fleming|| Johan Brunström
|Winner||12.||February 17, 2013||Brazil Open, São Paulo, Brazil||Clay (i)||Alexander Peya|| František Čermák
|6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–7]|
|Winner||13.||April 28, 2013||Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Alexander Peya|| Robert Lindstedt
|5–7, 7–6(9–7), [10–4]|
|Runner-up||10.||May 12, 2013||Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain||Clay||Alexander Peya|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||11.||June 16, 2013||AEGON Championships, London, United Kingdom||Grass||Alexander Peya|| Bob Bryan
|6–4, 5–7, [3–10]|
|Winner||14.||June 21, 2013||AEGON International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom||Grass||Alexander Peya|| Colin Fleming
|3–6, 6–3, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||12.||July 21, 2013||International German Open, Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Alexander Peya|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|6–3, 1–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||15.||August 11, 2013||Rogers Cup, Montreal, Canada||Hard||Alexander Peya|| Andy Murray
|Runner-up||13.||September 7, 2013||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||Alexander Peya|| Leander Paes
|Winner||16.||October 27, 2013||Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Alexander Peya|| Bob Bryan
|7-6(7-3), 6-7(1-7), [13-11]|
|Runner-up||14.||November 3, 2013||BNP Paribas Masters, Paris, France||Hard (i)||Alexander Peya|| Bob Bryan
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Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||1R||QF||2R||0 / 5||7–5|
|French Open||A||A||A||SF||QF||QF||2R||3R||SF||0 / 6||16–5|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||QF||2R||2R||2R||3R||0 / 6||9–6|
|US Open||A||A||A||QF||2R||3R||2R||QF||F||0 / 6||17–6|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||7–3||9–4||6–4||3–4||9–4||7–3||0 / 21||37–21|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||SF||0 / 5||3–5|
|Miami||A||A||A||A||QF||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||2–5|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||F||1R||2R||0 / 5||4–5|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||SF||2R||A||A||2R||0 / 3||3–3|
|Madrid (Stuttgart)||A||A||A||A||SF||1R||2R||A||F||0 / 4||6–4|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||2R||A||2R||A||W||1 / 3||5–2|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||2R||A||2R||2R||QF||0 / 4||3–4|
|Shanghai||Not Held||2R||A||QF||2R||A||0 / 3||2–3|
|Paris||A||A||A||QF||2R||A||QF||QF||F||0 / 3||4–3|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||A||NM1||F||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||7–9||0–5||11–8||1–5||10–5||1 / 34||27–31|
|Year End Ranking||241||1637||192||23||22||35||19||19||3|
Mixed doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||1R||A||QF||2R||0 / 4||3–4|
|French Open||A||QF||2R||QF||1R||QF||0 / 5||7–5|
|Wimbledon||1R||2R||3R||1R||2R||F||0 / 6||9–6|
|US Open||A||1R||1R||QF||W||SF||1 / 5||10–4|
|Win–Loss||0–1||3–4||3–4||4–3||8–3||11–4||1 / 20||29–19|
- "Soares, Makarova take US Open mixed doubles title". Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- "History of the Bruno Soares games at the ATP site". ATP. 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- "Soares and Melo finally win game with length record, and pass to the quarter-finals". Globoesporte. August 1, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013. (Portuguese)
- "Soares and Melo stop in front of the French, and say goodbye to London". Globoesporte. August 2, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013. (Portuguese)
- Soares and Makarova in the Mixed Doubles final
- Soares and Marakova are US Open champions
- US Open 2012 Prize Money
- Bruno Soares confirms favoritism and is champion in Auckland doubles
- Inspired alongside Peya, Soares gives a show in the tiebreaker and conquers triple crown in São Paulo
- 'Follow the dance': Bruno Soares celebrates runner-up in Madrid and rise in the rankings
- With peya, Soares lose to Bryan brothers in Paris, but will enter the top 10
- Besides peya, Soares surpasses British and won title and his 200th win
- Bruno goes to the mixed doubles final, and seeks second Slam
- Soares and Peya finishes runner-up at NY doubles
- Soares became the world number 3 and hits Cassio Motta mark: "An honor"
- Soares and peya put an end to starvation against Bryan brothers, and win the ATP Valencia
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