|Residence||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
September 23, 1983 |
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
|Height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||1–0 (ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
0 Challengers, 2 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 273 (November 21, 2005)|
|Career record||330–215 (60.55%) (ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (November 2, 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 1 (November 23, 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2015)|
|French Open||W (2015)|
|US Open||SF (2013, 2014)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (2014)|
|Olympic Games||QF (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2010)|
|French Open||F (2009)|
|US Open||QF (2013)|
|Last updated on: November 3, 2015.|
Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo (born September 23, 1983) is a Brazilian tennis player. He is the younger brother of Daniel Melo and grew up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He stands at a height of 2.03 m (6 ft. 8 in.).
Primarily a doubles specialist, his career-high doubles ranking is World No. 1, which he achieved in November 2015, the best Brazilian doubles player position of all time. In 2015, Melo became the first Brazilian male ever to win a French Open doubles title, playing alongside Croatian Ivan Dodig.
Alongside regular teammate André Sá, he reached the men's doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 2007 and the quarterfinal at the 2007 US Open. In 2009, he reached the mixed doubles final at the French Open with American Vania King, becoming the seventh Brazilian to reach the final of a Grand Slam and the first since Gustavo Kuerten. Playing with Ivan Dodig, he also reached the Wimbledon's doubles final in 2013; he won the doubles title of Masters 1000 Shanghai in 2013; and reached the doubles final on the ATP World Tour Finals in 2014. In men's doubles, Melo reached at least the semifinals of all four Grand Slams.
- 1 2007
- 2 2008
- 3 2009
- 4 2010
- 5 2011
- 6 2012
- 7 2013
- 8 2014
- 9 2015: World No.1
- 10 Significant finals
- 11 ATP career finals
- 12 Doubles performance timeline
- 13 References
- 14 External links
After playing with different Brazilian partners in doubles, including André Sá, Melo went through a relatively successful period of his career, reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon doubles, with some matches lasting four hours. Melo and Sá reached the quarterfinals of the US Open. Also, in 2007, they won the tournament title of ATP 250 Estoril.
Melo underwent an anti-doping test in 2007, which was positive. He had taken medication containing banned substances for a headache, and Melo was suspended for two months. He returned to competition in November 2007, and at the first opportunity won the Buenos Aires Challenger without André Sá, who also was not in Adelaide triumph, the first week of 2008, when Melo played with the Argentine Martin Garcia.
In 2008, Melo partnered with André Sá and had a good campaign, winning three ATPs together—Costa do Sauípe, Poertschach and New Haven. They came to play in the Masters Cup, in which the top eight doubles in the world compete, but they ended the year ranked No. 9 in the Champions Race; this was because Melo was injured in Wimbledon and took time to recover, and Melo and Sá had not made any major campaign in the Masters Series and Grand Slams. Melo and Sá later went on to play as reserves in the Masters Cup. They also participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In 2009, Melo and Sá won one ATP and reached the final of two other competitions. In Roland Garros, Melo reached the final of the Mixed Doubles with American player Vania King, losing the final by two sets to one. This was the first time since 2001 that a Brazilian reached the final of a Grand Slam. In ATP 500 Hamburg, a tournament that had once been a Masters Series, Melo and his partner the Slovak Filip Polasek finished as the runners-up. At the end of the year, Melo announced the end of his partnership with André Sá and his new partnership with Bruno Soares.
In 2010, Melo and Soares reached the final of the ATP 250 Auckland at the beginning of the year. After that, they did not play well until May, when Melo won the title of the ATP 250 Nice. At Roland Garros, they defeated the brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan—the world's top doubles players—and reached the quarterfinal. They subsequently reached the semifinals of ATP 500 Hamburg, the final of the ATP 250 Gstaad, the third round of the US Open, the final of the ATP 250 Metz, and the semifinals of the ATP 500 Tokyo and ATP 250 Stockholm.
In 2011, Melo and Soares won two consecutive titles in the ATP 250 Chile and Brazil, and were runners-up in the ATP 500 Acapulco. They reached the semifinals of the ATP 250 Nice and Eastbourne, and Melo reached the Newport semifinal with André Sá. In August, Melo and Soares competed in the semifinals of the ATP 500 Washington. In September, playing with Lukas Dlouhy, Melo reached the final of the ATP 250 Metz. In October, with Soares, he reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 Valencia and the Japan Open Tennis Championships, and later the final of the ATP 250 Stockholm. In November, Melo and Soares reached the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 Paris. At the end of the year, Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares ended their partnership.
In 2012, playing with Ivan Dodig, Melo was the runner-up at ATP 500 Memphis and reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He was also a quarterfinalist at the Masters 1000 Madrid with Marin Cilic. Melo participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics with Bruno Soares; they reached the quarterfinals after defeating the duo Berdych and Stepanek by 24–22 in the last set.
In the second half of 2012, Melo was a semifinalist in the Masters 1000 Cincinnati, and reached the third round of the US Open playing with Dodig. In October, partnered with Cilic, Melo was a semifinalist in the Masters 1000 Shanghai. With this, Melo reached the best rank in his career for a second time, reaching the 18th position worldwide. Playing with Soares, Melo won his 10th ATP doubles title in the ATP 250 Stockholm, reaching the 17th position worldwide. In the Masters 1000 Paris, Melo reached the semifinals, partnered with Cilic.
In 2013, Melo won the ATP 250 Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open, along with Tommy Robredo; this was his 11th ATP title. In February, Melo defeated the Bryan brothers in the US partnered with Bruno Soares in the Davis Cup. In March, Melo reached the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 Indian Wells with Dodig, and in May he reached the third round of Roland Garros. At Wimbledon 2013, Melo performed the best campaign of his career, reaching the final of the tournament. With this, Melo attained his best career ranking, reaching 14th position.
In the US Open 2013, he reached the semifinals for the first time in his career and again broke his personal record, reaching 11th position. Melo won his first Masters 1000 title in October; playing with Dodig, they won Masters 1000 Shangai, defeating Roger Federer and also the Bryan brothers. Melo became for the first time a world top 10 player, reaching the 8th position of the ATP rankings. He also reached the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Paris, first reaching the world doubles top 5.
In 2014, Melo's best results were the semifinal of the US Open, the final of the ATP World Finals, the final of the Masters 1000 Monte Carlo and Canada, the final of the ATP 500 in Rio and Tokyo, and the title of the ATP 250 Auckland. Remained in the top 10 world doubles throughout the year.
2015: World No.1
In 2015, Melo had a great first half of the year by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time. Melo won the Acapulco tournament, and reaching the semifinals of the first 3 Masters 1000 of the year: Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo. In June, he won his maiden doubles Grand Slam of his career, winning Roland Garros alongside Ivan Dodig by defeating the Bryan brothers in the final. At Wimbledon, Melo reached the Quarter Finals.
In Cincinnati, Melo reached his 4th Masters 1000 level semi-final of the year. In October, Melo won back-to-back-to-back tournaments, first in Tokyo, followed by the Shangai Masters (with Raven Klaasen). In Vienna, playing alongside Lukasz Kubot, Melo guaranteed his place at the top of the ATP Doubles Ranking by advancing to the semi-final. Melo and Kubot went on to win the tournament.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 2 (1–1)
|Runner-up||2013||Wimbledon||Grass||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||2015||French Open||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5|
Mixed Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in Final||Score in Final|
|Runner-up||2009||French Open||Clay||Vania King|| Bob Bryan
|7–5, 6–7(5–7), [7–10]|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 5 (3–2)
|Winner||2013||Shanghai||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| David Marrero
|7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]|
|Runner-up||2014||Monte Carlo||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|3–6, 6–3, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||2014||Toronto||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Alexander Peya
|Winner||2015||Shanghai (2)||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Simone Bolelli
|Winner||2015||Paris||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Vasek Pospisil
|2–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
ATP career finals
Doubles: 37 (19 titles, 18 runners-up)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partnering||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||April 29, 2007||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||André Sá|| Martín García
|3–6, 6–2, [10–6]|
|Winner||2.||January 6, 2008||Next Generation Adelaide International, Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Martín García|| Chris Guccione
|6–3, 3–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||3.||February 11, 2008||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||André Sá|| Albert Montañés
|4–6, 6–2, [10–7]|
|Winner||4.||May 18, 2008||Hypo Group Tennis International, Pörtschach, Austria||Clay||André Sá|| Julian Knowle
|7–5, 6–7(3–7), [13–11]|
|Runner-up||1.||June 9, 2008||Queen's Club Championships, London, Great Britain||Grass||André Sá|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||5.||August 17, 2008||Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States||Hard||André Sá|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|Runner-up||2.||March 1, 2009||Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States||Hard||André Sá|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||6.||May 25, 2009||Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||André Sá|| Andrei Pavel
|6–7(9–11), 6–2, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||3.||June 14, 2009||Queen's Club Championships, London, Great Britain||Grass||André Sá|| Wesley Moodie
|4–6, 6–4, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||4.||July 26, 2009||International German Open, Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Filip Polášek|| Simon Aspelin
|Runner-up||5.||January 11, 2010||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Marcus Daniell
|Winner||7.||May 22, 2010||Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Rohan Bopanna
|1–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||6.||August 1, 2010||Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Johan Brunström
|3–6, 7–6(7–4), [9–11]|
|Runner-up||7.||September 26, 2010||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Dustin Brown
|Winner||8.||February 5, 2011||Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Łukasz Kubot
|Winner||9.||February 12, 2011||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Pablo Andújar
|Runner-up||8.||February 26, 2011||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Victor Hănescu
|Runner-up||9.||September 25, 2011||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard (i)||Lukáš Dlouhý|| Jamie Murray
|Runner-up||10.||October 23, 2011||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Bruno Soares|| Rohan Bopanna
|Runner-up||11.||February 26, 2012||Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Max Mirnyi
|6–4, 5–7, [7–10]|
|Winner||10.||October 21, 2012||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Bruno Soares|| Robert Lindstedt
|6–7(4–7), 7–5, [10–6]|
|Winner||11.||January 6, 2013||Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Tommy Robredo|| Eric Butorac
|4–6, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||12.||July 6, 2013||Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom||Grass||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||12.||13 October 2013||Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| David Marrero
|7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]|
|Winner||13.||11 January 2014||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Julian Knowle|| Alexander Peya
|4–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||13.||22 February 2014||Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Clay||David Marrero|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Runner-up||14.||20 April 2014||Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|3–6, 6–3, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||15.||10 August 2014||Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Alexander Peya
|Runner-up||16.||5 October 2014||Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|3–6, 7–6(7–3), [5–10]|
|Runner-up||17.||16 November 2014||ATP World Tour Finals, London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|7–6(7–5), 2–6, [7–10]|
|Winner||14.||1 March 2015||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|7–6(7–2), 5–7, [10–3]|
|Winner||15.||6 June 2015||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5|
|Runner-up||18.||8 August 2015||Citi Open, Washington, United States||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||16.||11 October 2015||Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||17.||18 October 2015||Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China (2)||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Simone Bolelli
|Winner||18.||25 October 2015||Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria||Hard||Łukasz Kubot|| Jamie Murray
|4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–6]|
|Winner||19.||11 November 2015||BNP Paribas Masters, Paris, France||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Vasek Pospisil
|2–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
Doubles performance timeline
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
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 2015 US Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||1R||1R||3R||SF||0 / 8||7–8|
|French Open||2R||2R||1R||QF||2R||QF||3R||3R||W||1 / 9||19–8|
|Wimbledon||SF||3R||2R||2R||2R||QF||F||QF||QF||0 / 9||23–8|
|US Open||QF||3R||2R||3R||2R||3R||SF||SF||1R||0 / 9||19–9|
|Win–Loss||8–3||5–4||3–4||6–4||3–4||8–4||11–4||11–4||13–3||1 / 35||68–33|
|Tour Finals||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||F||SF||0 / 3||8–5|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||A||QF||QF||SF||0 / 7||8–7|
|Miami||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||SF||0 / 8||7–8|
|Monte Carlo||A||2R||1R||A||A||2R||1R||F||SF||0 / 6||7–6|
|Rome||A||1R||2R||A||A||A||A||QF||QF||0 / 4||3–4|
|Madrid||A||2R||2R||A||2R||QF||1R||1R||2R||0 / 7||4–7|
|Canada||A||A||2R||1R||A||2R||QF||F||2R||0 / 6||5–6|
|Cincinnati||A||A||2R||1R||A||SF||1R||2R||SF||0 / 6||6-6|
|Shanghai||Not Held||A||A||A||SF||W||QF||W||2 / 4||12–2|
|Paris||A||QF||1R||1R||QF||SF||SF||2R||W||1 / 7||13–7|
|Hamburg||A||2R||Held as Madrid (Clay)||0 / 1||1–1|
|Win–Loss||0–0||6–7||4–8||0–5||3–4||14–7||9–7||11–7||15–7||2 / 56||66–54|
|Year End Ranking||34||19||36||39||27||20||6||6||1||$2,166,269|
Mixed doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||QF||SF||1R||1R||2R||1R||QF||0 / 8||8–8|
|French Open||A||2R||F||A||QF||A||SF||A||A||0 / 4||6–4|
|Wimbledon||2R||1R||2R||SF||1R||2R||3R||A||A||0 / 7||8–7|
|US Open||A||2R||1R||A||A||A||QF||A||A||0 / 3||3–3|
|Win–Loss||1–1||2–4||7–4||7–2||2–3||1–2||8–4||0–1||2–1||0 / 22||25–22|
- Melo semifinalist at Wimbledon
- "History of the Marcelo Melo games at the ATP site". ATP. 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Sá and Melo come as reserves at Masters Cup
- Sports Reference
- "Soares and Melo finally win game with length record and pass to QF". Globoesporte. August 1, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "Soares and Melo stop before French say goodbye to London". Globoesporte. August 2, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "Marcelo Melo goes to the semi in Vienna and become world No. 1 in doubles". Globoesporte. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
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