|Residence||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
September 23, 1983 |
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
|Height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 1,559,414|
|Career record||1–0 (ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
0 Challengers, 2 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 273 (November 21, 2005)|
|Career record||235–174 (ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (November 4, 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 5 (November 4, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2009)|
|French Open||QF (2010, 2012)|
|US Open||SF (2013)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2013)|
|Olympic Games||QF (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2010)|
|French Open||F (2009)|
|US Open||QF (2013)|
|Last updated on: November 4, 2013.|
Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo (born September 23, 1983) is a Brazilian tennis player, currently ranked world no. 11 in doubles. Alongside regular teammate André Sá, he has reached the men's doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 2007 and the quarterfinal at the 2007 US Open. In 2009, he reached the mixed doubles final at the French Open with American Vania King, becoming only the seventh Brazilian to reach the final of a Grand Slam and the first since Gustavo Kuerten.
- 1 2007
- 2 2008
- 3 2009
- 4 2010
- 5 2011
- 6 2012
- 7 2013
- 8 Significant finals
- 9 ATP career finals
- 10 Doubles performance timeline
- 11 References
- 12 External links
After playing with different countrymen partners in doubles, starring alongside André Sá he lived a period of great brightness, reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon doubles, with games that came to last four hours. After that, they reached the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open. Also in 2007, they win the tournament title of ATP 250 Estoril.
The result for an anti-doping test in 2007 resulted positive for the tennis player. He just would have taken medicine for a headache, but as the drug contained banned substances, Marcelo ended up getting two months suspended. Returned to competition in November 2007, and at the first opportunity, won the Buenos Aires Challenger without André Sá, who also was not in Adelaide triumph, the first week of 2008, when Melo played with the Argentine Martin Garcia.
In 2008, Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo has partnered with André Sá fixed and had a good campaign, winning three ATPs together (Costa do Sauípe, Poertschach and New Haven). They came to play by a spot in the Masters Cup, where the top 8 doubles in the world competes, but ended the year ranked No. 9 ranking in the Champions Race, for 2 reasons: Melo was injured in Wimbledon and took time to recover, and Melo/Sá haven't made any major campaign in the Masters Series and Grand Slams. Melo/Sá went to the Masters Cup, but as reserves. They also participated in Beijing 2008.
In 2009, Melo/Sá won 1 ATP and reached the final of two others. In Roland Garros, Melo managed to reach the final of Mixed Doubles with the American Vania King, losing the final by 2 sets to 1, in the details – since 2001 no Brazilian reached the final of a Grand Slam. ATP 500 Hamburg, a tournament that had once been a Masters Series, Melo, in partnership with the Slovak Filip Polasek, was runner-up. At the end of the year, Melo announced the end of his partnership with André Sá and his new partnership with Bruno Soares.
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. At Roland Garros, they managed to defeat the n.1 duo in the world, the brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, and reached the quarter-final. 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, and the semifinals of the ATP 500 Tokyo and ATP 250 Stockholm.
In 2011, Melo/Soares won two consecutive titles in the ATP 250 Chile and Brazil, and runner-up of ATP 500 Acapulco. Still managed to go to the semifinals in ATP 250 Nice and Eastbourne, and Newport semifinal with André Sá. In August, Melo/Soares arrived in the semifinals of the ATP 500 Washington. In September, playing with Lukas Dlouhy, reached the final of the ATP 250 Metz; in October, with Bruno Soares, reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 Valencia and Tokyo, and the final of the ATP 250 Stockholm, and in November, were to quarter-final of Masters 1000 Paris. At the end of the year, Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares undid their partnership.
In 2012, playing with Ivan Dodig, was runner-up at ATP 500 Memphis, and reached the quarter-finals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He was also quarter-finalist at the Masters 1000 Madrid with Marin Cilic. Participating in the Olympic Games London 2012, with Bruno Soares, reaching the quarter-finals, after defeating the duo Berdych/Stepanek by 24–22 in the last set.
In the second half of 2012, he was a semifinalist in the Masters 1000 Cincinnati, and came to the third round of US Open, along with Dodig. In October, with Cilic, was a semifinalist in the Masters 1000 Shanghai. With this, Melo repeated his career best ranking, reaching 18th position worldwide. Playing with Bruno Soares, Melo earned his 10th ATP doubles title in ATP 250 Stockholm, reaching his career best ranking, 17th. In last year's tournament, Masters 1000 Paris, Melo got great result to reach the semifinals, along with Cilic.
In 2013, Melo won the ATP 250 Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open, along with Tommy Robredo. It was his 11th ATP title. In February, defeated the Bryan brothers in the U.S. along with Bruno Soares in the Davis Cup. In March, come to the quarter-finals of the Masters 1000 Indian Wells with Dodig. Reached the third round of Roland Garros in May.
In Wimbledon 2013, Marcelo Melo got the best campaign of his career, reaching the final of the tournament. With this, Melo reached his career best ranking, 14th position.
In US Open 2013, he reached the semifinals for the first time in his career. With this, Melo reached again his career best ranking, 11th position.
Melo won his first Masters 1000 title in October. Playing with Dodig, they won Masters 1000 Shangai defeating Roger Federer and also the Bryans brothers. Melo became, for the first time, a world's top 10, reaching the 8th position of the ATP rankings.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||2013||Wimbledon||Grass||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6|
Mixed Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in Final||Score in Final|
|Runner-up||2009||French Open||Clay||Vania King|| Bob Bryan
|7–5, 6–7(5–7), [7–10]|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 1 (1–0)
|Winner||2013||Shanghai||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| David Marrero
|7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]|
ATP career finals
Doubles: 24 (12–12)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partnering||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||April 29, 2007||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||André Sá|| Martín García
|3–6, 6–2, [10–6]|
|Winner||2.||January 6, 2008||Next Generation Adelaide International, Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Martín García|| Chris Guccione
|6–3, 3–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||3.||February 11, 2008||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||André Sá|| Albert Montañés
|4–6, 6–2, [10–7]|
|Winner||4.||May 18, 2008||Hypo Group Tennis International, Pörtschach, Austria||Clay||André Sá|| Julian Knowle
|7–5, 6–7(3–7), [13–11]|
|Runner-up||1.||June 9, 2008||Queen's Club Championships, London, Great Britain||Grass||André Sá|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||5.||August 17, 2008||Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States||Hard||André Sá|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|Runner-up||2.||March 1, 2009||Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States||Hard||André Sá|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||6.||May 25, 2009||Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||André Sá|| Andrei Pavel
|6–7(9–11), 6–2, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||3.||June 14, 2009||Queen's Club Championships, London, Great Britain||Grass||André Sá|| Wesley Moodie
|4–6, 6–4, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||4.||July 26, 2009||International German Open, Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Filip Polášek|| Simon Aspelin
|Runner-up||5.||January 11, 2010||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Marcos Daniell
|Winner||7.||May 22, 2010||Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Rohan Bopanna
|1–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||6.||August 1, 2010||Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Johan Brunström
|3–6, 7–6(7–4), [9–11]|
|Runner-up||7.||September 26, 2010||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Dustin Brown
|Winner||8.||February 5, 2011||Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Łukasz Kubot
|Winner||9.||February 12, 2011||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Pablo Andújar
|Runner-up||8.||February 26, 2011||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Victor Hănescu
|Runner-up||9.||September 25, 2011||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard (i)||Lukáš Dlouhý|| Jamie Murray
|Runner-up||10.||October 23, 2011||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Bruno Soares|| Rohan Bopanna
|Runner-up||11.||February 26, 2012||Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Max Mirnyi
|6–4, 5–7, [7–10]|
|Winner||10.||October 21, 2012||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Bruno Soares|| Robert Lindstedt
|6–7(4–7), 7–5, [10–6]|
|Winner||11.||January 6, 2013||Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Tommy Robredo|| Eric Butorac
|4–6, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||12.||July 6, 2013||Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom||Grass||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||12.||13 October 2013||Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| David Marrero
|7–6(7-2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]|
Doubles performance timeline
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Current till US Open 2013.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 6||1–6|
|French Open||2R||2R||1R||QF||2R||QF||3R||0 / 7||11–7|
|Wimbledon||SF||3R||2R||2R||2R||QF||F||0 / 7||17–7|
|US Open||QF||3R||2R||3R||2R||3R||SF||0 / 7||15–7|
|Win–Loss||8–3||5–4||3–4||6–4||3–4||8–4||11–4||0 / 27||44–27|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||R1||R2||R1||R1||A||QF||0 / 5||3–5|
|Miami Masters||A||R2||R1||R1||R1||R2||R2||0 / 6||3–6|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||R2||R1||A||A||R2||R1||0 / 4||2–4|
|Rome Masters||A||R1||R2||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||1–2|
|Madrid Masters||A||R2||R2||A||R2||QF||R1||0 / 5||4–5|
|Canada Masters||A||A||R2||R1||A||R2||QF||0 / 4||2–3|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||R2||R1||A||SF||R1||0 / 4||4-4|
|Shanghai Masters||NMS||NMS||A||A||A||SF||W||1/ 2||7–2|
|Paris Masters||A||QF||R1||R1||QF||SF||SF||0 / 6||9–6|
|Win–Loss||0–0||5–6||4–8||0–5||4–5||0–1||16-8||1 / 33||36–37|
|Year End Ranking||34||19||36||39||27||20||6||$165,437|
Mixed doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||QF||SF||1R||1R||2R||0 / 6||6–6|
|French Open||A||2R||F||A||QF||A||SF||0 / 4||6–4|
|Wimbledon||2R||1R||2R||SF||1R||2R||3R||0 / 7||8–7|
|US Open||A||2R||1R||A||A||A||QF||0 / 3||3–3|
|Win–Loss||1–1||2–4||7–4||7–2||2–3||1–2||8–4||0 / 20||23–20|
- Melo semifinalist at Wimbledon
- "History of the Marcelo Melo games at the ATP site". ATP. 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Sá and Melo come as reserves at Masters Cup
- Sports Reference
- "Soares and Melo finally win game with length record and pass to QF". Globoesporte. August 1, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "Soares and Melo stop before French say goodbye to London". Globoesporte. August 2, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
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