Christian Lindell

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Christian Lindell
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Country (sports) Sweden Sweden (2007 to January 2012; June 2012 – present)
Brazil Brazil (February 2012 – June 2012)
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born (1991-11-20) 20 November 1991 (age 25)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money $200,958
Career record 5–13
Career titles 0 ATP, 0 Challenger, 3 Futures
Highest ranking No. 177 (20 July 2015)
Current ranking No. 266 (16 May 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (2015)
Wimbledon Q1 (2015)
US Open Q1 (2015)
Career record 0–1
Career titles 0 ATP, 0 Challenger, 7 Futures
Highest ranking No. 293 (7 March 2016)
Current ranking No. 303 (16 May 2016)
Last updated on: 16 May 2016.

Christian Meira Lindell (born 20 November 1991) is a professional tennis player from Brazil who plays for Sweden. He has a Swedish father and a Brazilian mother.

Although he has lived his entire life in Brazil, Lindell represents Sweden through a curious chain of events. Despite having been one of the best Brazilian juniors in his age group, he was not picked to play for Brazil in the South American Junior Championships in 2007. Few months later, while on holiday in Sweden, he decided to play in the Swedish Junior Championships. Lindell won the title and received an invitation to train with the Swedish Tennis Federation and to represent Sweden, which he accepted.

On 15 May 2011 Lindell was invited to join Sweden's number one singles player Robin Söderling and the doubles pairing of Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt for the 2011 Power Horse World Team Cup. He faced the top-tier players John Isner, Mikhail Kukushkin and Juan Ignacio Chela, but lost his three matches.

He has played three Davis Cup matches, with a 2-1 record.

On 6 February 2012, Lindell announced via Twitter that he would be representing Brazil from then on.[1] Then, in June, it emerged that Lindell had again swapped allegiances. The Swedish tennis site reported that because the Brazilian Tennis Confederation wouldn't fund him to train with his long-term Swedish coach Julius Demburg, Lindell had decided to return to the Swedish Federation, allegedly for good this time.[2]

Futures and Challenger finals: 23 (10–13)[edit]

Singles: 10 (3–7)[edit]

Challengers (–)
Futures (3–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 26 July 2010 Brazil F17 Futures Uberlandia, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Rafael Camilo 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 22 August 2010 Brazil F19 Futures, São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 27 September 2010 Brazil F26 Futures, Itu, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Fernando Romboli 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1. 17 October 2010 Brazil F28 Futures, Fernandopolis, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele 7–6(6), 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 January 2011 Brazil F3 Futures, Aracaju, Brazil Clay (Red) Germany Andre Begemann 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 4 June 2011 Italy F12 Futures, Bergamo, Italy Clay (Red) Italy Stefano Travaglia 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 3 July 2011 Brazil F19 Futures, Manaus, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Fabiano de Paula 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 7 May 2012 Brazil F9 Futures, Goiania, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Thales Turini 6–7(5), 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 9 December 2013 Brazil F20 Futures, Santa Maria, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Jose Pereira 5-7, 7–6 (5), 2–6
Winner 3. 16 December 2013 Brazil F21 Futures, Cascavel, Brazil Clay (Red) Argentina Patricio Heras 7-6(3), 6–3

Doubles: 13 (7–6)[edit]

Challengers (0–2)
Futures (7–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 22 August 2010 Brazil F19 Futures Sorocaba, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Fabiano de Paula Brazil Thiago Augusto Bitencourt Pinheiro
Brazil Idio Escobar
2–6, 6–1, 10–5
Runner-up 2. 19 September 2010 Belo Horizonte Challenger, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil João Souza Brazil Leonardo Kirche
Brazil Rodrigo-Antonio Grilli
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1. 17 October 2010 Brazil F28 Futures Fernandopolis, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Fabricio Neis Brazil Tiago Fernandes
Brazil Bruno Semenzato
Winner 2. 3 July 2011 Brazil F19 Futures Manaus, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Tiago Lopes Brazil André Miele
Brazil Diego Matos
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 12 September 2011 Belo Horizonte Challenger, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Ricardo Hocevar Argentina Guido Andreozzi
Brazil Eduardo Schwank
6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 30 January 2012 USA F4 Futures Palm Coast, Florida Clay (Red) Portugal Pedro Sousa United States Vahid Mirzadeh
United States Michael Shabaz
6–7(7), 6–3, 10–8
Runner-up 4. 21 May 2012 Brazil F11 Futures Bauru, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Fabiano De Paula Brazil Rodrigo-Antonio Grilli
Brazil Diego Matos
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 28 May 2012 Brazil F12 Futures Teresina, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Fabiano De Paula Brazil Wilson Leite
Brazil Carlos Eduardo Severino
6–4, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 5. 29 April 2013 Sweden F1 Futures Karlskrona, Sweden Clay (Red) Sweden Stefan Milenkovic Canada Erik Chvojka
Sweden Patrik Rosenholm
6–1, 6–1
Winner 5. 13 May 2013 Sweden F3 Futures Bastad, Sweden Clay (Red) Sweden Milos Sekulic Sweden Jesper Brunstrom
Sweden Markus Eriksson
3-6, 6–3, 10-6
Winner 6. 2 September 2013 Argentina F12 Futures La Rioja, Argentina Clay (Red) Brazil Daniel Dutra Da Silva Argentina Eduardo Agustin Torre
Italy Stefano Travaglia
6–2, 4–6, 10-7
Winner 7. 25 November 2013 Brazil F18 Futures Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Wilson Leite Brazil Joaquin-Jesus Monteferrario
Brazil Facundo Mena
4-6, 6–4, 12-10
Runner-up 6. 9 December 2013 Brazil F20 Futures Santa Maria, Brazil Clay (Red) Argentina Guillermo Duran Brazil Jose Pereira
Brazil Alexander Tsuchiya
7-5 6-3


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