João Souza

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This article is about the Brazilian tennis player. For the Brazilian fencer, see João Souza (fencer). For the Portuguese tennis player, see João Sousa.
João Souza
João Souza 7, 2015 Wimbledon Championships - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Brazil
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 28)
Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 1,220,331
Singles
Career record 26–47
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 69 (6 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 118 (3 October 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2015)
French Open 1R (2012, 2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open 1R (2011, 2015)
Doubles
Career record 27–31
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 70 (7 January 2013)
Current ranking No. 208 (3 October 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2012)
French Open 1R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open 2R (2012)
Last updated on: 3 October 2016.

João Olavo Soares de Souza (born 27 May 1988) is a Brazilian professional tennis player. Souza competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached his highest ATP singles ranking, No. 69, on April 6, 2015, and his highest ATP doubles ranking, No. 70, on January 7, 2013. Souza is coached by former Brazilian player Ricardo Acioly. João Souza is also known as "Feijão" (Portuguese for Bean).[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 2011, he qualified to the US Open, but was defeated in the first round by wildcard Robby Ginepri 3–6, 4–6, 7–6, 1–6.

In the 2014 season, Souza beat world number 45 Robin Haase in round of 32 of the ATP 250 São Paulo. Later he reached semifinals at the Marburg, Scheveningen and Poznan Challengers. At the Medellin Challenger, he beat Facundo Bagnis in semifinals and lost to Austin Krajicek in the final. He reached semifinals at the Quito Challenger.

In 2015, he played in the longest singles match in Davis Cup history, losing to Leonardo Mayer in 6 hours and 42 minutes, 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 7–5, 13–15.

In 2016, he won the 2016 International Tennis Tournament of Cortina on the ATP Challenger Tour, beating Laslo Đere in the final in straight sets.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 2015 Ecuador Open Quito, Quito, Ecuador Clay Dominican Republic Victor Estrella Burgos Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Alexander Satschko
5–7, 6–7(3–7)

Futures and Challenger finals: 35 (21–14)[edit]

Singles: 22 (14–8)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (9–7)
Futures (5–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 October 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Argentina Juán-Pablo Villar 6–7(5–7), 6–7(6–8)
Winner 1. 7 May 2007 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil André Miele 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 26 November 2007 Santos, Brazil Clay Argentina Juán-Pablo Villar 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 3 December 2007 Fortaleza, Brazil Clay Argentina Juán-Pablo Villar 6–4, 2–0 RET
Winner 4. 28 January 2008 Bucaramanga, Colombia Clay Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 November 2008 Bauru, Brazil Clay Argentina Gastón Giussani 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2. 2 November 2009 Medellín, Colombia Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 6. 12 April 2010 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Alejandro Falla 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 7. 26 September 2010 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Morocco Reda El Amrani 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 3. 10 October 2010 Quito, Ecuador Clay Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 24 April 2011 Santos, Brazil Clay Argentina Diego Junqueira 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 May 2011 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Argentina Diego Junqueira 3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 16 September 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay Brazil Thiago Alves 6–2, 6–4
Winner 10. 7 October 2012 Quito, Ecuador Clay France Guillaume Rufin 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 11. 13 October 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Colombia Alejandro González 7–6, 6–3
Winner 12. 5 January 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Colombia Alejandro González 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 7 September 2014 Medellín, Colombia Clay United States Austin Krajicek 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 28 September 2014 Pereira, Colombia Clay Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella Burgos 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 7. 10 October 2014 San Juan, Argentina Clay Argentina Diego Schwartzman 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 8. 3 April 2016 León, Mexico Hard Germany Michael Berrer 3–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 7 August 2016 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Clay Serbia Laslo Đere 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 14. 14 August 2016 Fano, Italy Clay Argentina Nicolás Kicker 6–4, 6–7(12–14), 6–2

Doubles: 22 (11–11)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (5–6)
Futures (6–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 19 June 2006 Sorocaba, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Marcelo Melo Brazil Alexandre Bonatto
Brazil Franco Ferreiro
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 16 October 2006 Londrina, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Brazil Leonardo Kirche
Brazil Caio Zampieri
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 3. 30 October 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Hungary György Balázs
Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
6–4, 6–2
Winner 1. 20 November 2006 Criciúma, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Ecuador Carlos Avellán
Brazil Tiago Lopes
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 27 November 2006 Uruguaiana, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Brazil Tiago Lopes
Brazil Caio Zampieri
7–6(7–5) 6–2
Runner-up 4. 23 April 2007 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 7 May 2007 São Paulo, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Brazil Henrique Pinto-Silva
Brazil Gabriel Pitta
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 14 May 2007 Caldas Novas, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Brazil Renato Silveira
Brazil Caio Zampieri
6–4, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 3. 21 May 2007 Chapecó, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Brazil Thomaz Bellucci
Brazil Caio Burjaili
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 29 October 2007 Itu, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Brazil Raony Carvalho
Brazil Rodrigo Grilli
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Winner 5. 3 December 2007 Fortaleza, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil André Pinheiro Brazil Henrique Pinto-Silva
Brazil Gabriel Pitta
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Winner 6. 21 January 2008 Manizales, Colombia Clay (Red) Brazil André Miele Italy Matteo Marrai
Italy Walter Trusendi
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 29 September 2008 Aracaju, Brazil Clay (Red) Brazil Thiago Alves Argentina Juan-Martín Aranguren
Brazil Franco Ferreiro
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 13 April 2009 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. 27 April 2009 Pereira, Colombia Clay (Red) Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Alejandro Falla
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 14 September 2009 Cali, Colombia Clay (Red) Brazil Ricardo Hocevar Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Runner-up 10. 15 September 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay (Red) Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 8. 23 September 2012 Campinas, Brazil Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Uruguay Marcel Felder
Argentina Máximo González
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 7 October 2012 Quito, Ecuador Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Carlos Salamanca
6–7(7–9), 6–7(4–7)
Winner 9. 20 October 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Portugal Frederico Gil
Portugal Pedro Sousa
6–2, 6–4
Winner 10. 27 October 2012 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Germany Simon Greul
Italy Alessandro Motti
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 11. 9 March 2013 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Argentina Federico Delbonis
Argentina Diego Junqueira
7–5, 6–1

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
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 2016 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 1R A A 1R A 0–2
French Open Q2 Q1 Q2 Q2 1R Q2 Q1 1R Q1 0–2
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 A A A Q1 1R A 0–1
US Open Q1 Q1 Q1 1R Q1 Q2 Q1 1R Q2 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–4 0-0 0–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "atpworldtour.com Profile". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ "itftennis.com Men's Circuit record". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 

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