Thiago Alves (tennis)

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Thiago Alves
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Country  Brazil
Residence Florianópolis, Brazil
Born (1982-05-22) May 22, 1982 (age 32)
São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $581,920
Singles
Career record 7–23 (ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 88 (July 13, 2009)
Current ranking No. 127 (September 17, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2007)
French Open 1R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2009)
US Open 2R (2006, 2008)
Doubles
Career record 0–2 (ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 151 (October 30, 2006)
Last updated on: August 31, 2012.

Thiago Alves is a professional tennis player who competes mainly on the ITF Tour. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 88, achieved on July 13, 2009.

Tennis career[edit]

In Grand Slams[edit]

He has made four Grand Slam main draw appearances, qualifying into the U.S. Open in both 2006 and 2008, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2009. In 2006, he beat No. 359 Mariano Zabaleta in the first round before losing to No. 22 Fernando Verdasco in the 2nd round.

2007 Win Over Moya[edit]

At the 2007 Brasil Open, Alves, roared on by his home crowd, scored a famous victory over No. 4 seed and former French Open champion Carlos Moyà. However, he fell to Juan Mónaco in the second round

2008[edit]

Alves lost to Roger Federer in the second round of the US Open in three sets.

2009[edit]

In the first round of the Johannesburg, SA Tennis Open he lost heavily to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He also lost in the first round of the 2009 French Open to Jérémy Chardy.

At Wimbledon he played in the first round as a lucky loser and defeated Andrei Pavel. He faced 8th seed Gilles Simon in the second round and won the first set but went on to lose.

Titles (9)[edit]

Singles (7)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6)
Grass (0)
Clay (1)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. August 15, 2005 Manta, Ecuador Hard United States Lesley Joseph 6–4, 6–1
2. October 10, 2005 Quito, Ecuador Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel 1–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–2
3. July 31, 2006 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard Brazil André Sá 6–3, 0–6, 6–4
4. August 14, 2006 Manta, Ecuador Hard Argentina Brian Dabul 6–2, 6–2
5. December 31, 2007 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Argentina Carlos Berlocq 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
6. January 8, 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Portugal Gastão Elias 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1)
7. March 18, 2012 Guadalajara, Mexico Hard Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–3, 7–6(6–4)

Doubles (2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (0)
Clay (0)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. January 2, 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Flávio Saretta Brazil Lucas Engel
Brazil André Ghem
7–6(12–10), 6–3
2. March 13, 2006 Salinas, Ecuador Hard Brazil Júlio Silva Brazil André Ghem
Brazil Alexandre Simoni
7–6(7–5), 6–4

Runner-ups (11)[edit]

Singles (6)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (6)
Finals by Surface
Hard (4)
Grass (0)
Clay (2)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponen Score
1. July 18, 2005 Tarzana, USA Hard United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 6–3, 6–2
2. January 2, 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Flávio Saretta 7–6(7–2), 6–3
3. September 25, 2006 Gramado, Brazil Hard Brazil Franco Ferreiro 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–5 ret.
4. August 4, 2008 Segovia, Spain Hard Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
5. September 29, 2008 Aracaju, Brazil Clay Chile Paul Capdeville 7–5, 6–4
6. September 16, 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay Brazil João Souza 6–2, 6–4

Doubles (5)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (3)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. April 10, 2006 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Brazil Júlio Silva Argentina Máximo González
Argentina Sergio Roitman
6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2. March 5, 2007 Salinas, Ecuador Hard Brazil Franco Ferreiro United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–5, 7–6(11–9)
3. September 29, 2008 Aracaju, Brazil Clay Brazil João Souza Argentina Juan Martín Aranguren
Brazil Franco Ferreiro
6–4, 6–4
4. November 3, 2008 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Brazil Ricardo Hocevar Argentina Sebastián Decoud
Colombia Santiago Giraldo
6–4, 6–4
5. May 12, 2012 Rio Quente, Brazil Hard Brazil Augusto Laranja Argentina Guido Andreozzi
Uruguay Marcel Felder
6–3, 6–3

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