Danilo Marcelino

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Danilo Marcelino
Country (sports) Brazil Brazil
Residence São Paulo, Brazil
Born (1966-03-08) 8 March 1966 (age 51)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1986
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $419,467
Career record 29–57
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 91 (7 October 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1989)
French Open 1R (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1991)
Career record 40–56
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 73 (17 July 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1989)
French Open 1R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon 2R (1989)
US Open 3R (1990)

Danilo Marcelino (born 8 March 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil.


Marcelino entered the singles draw of a Grand Slam on four occasions but only once progressed past the opening round, which was at the 1989 Australian Open, defeating Jan Apell in five sets. In the second round he was eliminated in straight sets by Mark Woodforde. He had more success in the men's doubles, with a best showing coming at the 1990 US Open, where he and countryman Nelson Aerts made the third round. En route they defeated number one seeds Rick Leach and Jim Pugh.[1]

On the ATP Tour he made his only final at the 1989 Italian Open, with double's partner Mauro Menezes. His best singles achievements include reaching the semi finals of the Guarujá Open in 1988 and 1989, making the semi finals at São Paulo in 1990 and the semi finals at Brasilia the following year. He claimed some of the biggest scalps of his career in 1991, when he twice beat a player ranked 20 in the world, Brad Gilbert in the Volvo International and Derrick Rostagno at the Sydney Indoor Championships.[2]

He also played some Davis Cup tennis for Brazil. In singles he lost both his matches but he won one of his two doubles rubbers. That win came in Brazil's Americas Zone relegation play-off against the Chilean team. Partnering Mauro Menezes, the pairing defeated Cristian Araya and Pedro Rebolledo to help Brazil win the tie 4–1.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1989 Rome, Italy Clay Brazil Mauro Menezes United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
4–6, 3–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1988 Santos, Brazil Clay Brazil Marcelo Hennemann 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2. 1988 Lins, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernando Roese 6–3, 6–3
3. 1993 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Barbados Martin Blackman 6–4, 7–5

Doubles: (6)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1986 Knokke, Belgium Clay Mexico Hector Ortiz Belgium Alain Brichant
Belgium Jan Van Langendonck
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
2. 1988 Santos, Brazil Clay Brazil Mauro Menezes Spain Francisco Clavet
Spain Jose Clavet
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
3. 1988 Brasilia, Brazil Hard Brazil Mauro Menezes Brazil Ricardo Acioly
Brazil Dacio Campos
4–6, 7–6, 7–5
4. 1991 Fortaleza, Brazil Clay Brazil Nelson Aerts Mexico Oliver Fernández
Mexico Gerardo Martinez
6–3, 6–4
5. 1993 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernando Meligeni Barbados Martin Blackman
Argentina Gastón Etlis
6–1, 7–5
6. 1994 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard Brazil Nelson Aerts Brazil Otavio Della
Brazil Marcelo Saliola
7–5, 6–3