Thomaz Koch

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Thomaz Koch
Country Brazil
Residence Porto Alegre, Brazil
Born (1945-05-11) May 11, 1945 (age 70)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired 1985
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 129–119 (Open era)
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 12 (1967, World's Top 20)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1968)
Wimbledon QF (1967)
US Open QF (1963)
Career record 111–99 (Open era)
Career titles 3 (Open era)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1975)
Last updated on: November 8, 2012.
Thomaz Koch
Medal record
Men's Tennis
Competitor for  Brazil
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg Men's Singles
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg Men's Doubles

Thomaz Koch (born May 11, 1945 in Porto Alegre), is a left-handed former tennis player from Brazil, who was a quarter-finalist at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. National Championships.

He won at least 14 singles titles (3 in the Open era) and 3 Open era doubles titles.[1] Whilst Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24 (achieved on December 20, 1974), he ranked inside the Top 20 in the 1960s before the invention of the ATP rankings, peaking at World No. 12.[2]

He won two Gold medals in the men's tennis competition at the 1967 Pan American Games. He also won the Wimbledon Plate twice.

Career highlights[edit]

Open era singles finals (3-2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1969 Caracas, Venezuela Clay United Kingdom Mark Cox 8–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1969 Washington, U.S. Hard United States Arthur Ashe 7–5, 9–7, 4–6, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 7–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1976 Khartoum, Sudan Hard United States Mike Estep 4–6, 7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1976 Nuremberg, Germany Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan 6–2, 3–6, 4–6

Open era doubles finals (3-8)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1968 Barcelona, Spain Clay Brazil José Mandarino Brazil Carlos Fernández
Chile Patricio Rodríguez
2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1969 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson Australia Owen Davidson
United States Dennis Ralston
6–8, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet United States Clark Graebner Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 1. 1971 Macon, U.S. Hard United States Clark Graebner Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) United States Clark Graebner Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Brazil Edison Mandarino United Kingdom Gerald Battrick
United Kingdom Peter Curtis
6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet United States Clark Graebner United States Tom Edlefsen
United States Cliff Richey
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Roy Emerson Spain José Higueras
Spain Manuel Orantes
5–7, 6–0, 1–6, 8–9
Winner 3. 1975 Istanbul, Turkey Outdoor Australia Colin Dibley Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
United Kingdom John Feaver
6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet Brazil Jose Schmidt Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil João Soares
6–7, 1–2, RET.
Runner-up 8. 1983 Bahia, Brazil Hard Argentina Ricardo Cano Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil João Soares

Mixed doubles: (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1975 French Open Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Pam Teeguarden
6–4, 7–6


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