Marcelo Melo

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Marcelo Melo
Melo RG15 (5) (19307247655).jpg
Country (sports)  Brazil
Residence Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Born (1983-09-23) September 23, 1983 (age 35)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $5,735,696
Singles
Career record 1–0 (ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
0 Challengers, 2 Futures
Highest ranking No. 273 (November 21, 2005)
Doubles
Career record 462–279 (62.35%)
Career titles 32
Highest ranking No. 1 (November 2, 2015)
Current ranking No. 5 (October 1, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2015)
French Open W (2015)
Wimbledon W (2017)
US Open F (2018)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (2014, 2017)
Olympic Games QF (2012, 2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2010)
French Open F (2009)
Wimbledon SF (2010)
US Open QF (2013)
Last updated on: October 2, 2018.

Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo (Portuguese pronunciation: [maʁˈsɛlu ˈmɛlu];[1] 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. He is the first Brazilian male ever to win a French Open doubles title (in 2015, playing alongside Croatian Ivan Dodig) and a Wimbledon doubles title (in 2017, alongside Polish Łukasz Kubot).

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. Melo has won 9 Masters 1000 titles and reached the doubles final on the ATP World Tour Finals. He has also reached at least the semifinals of all four Grand Slams, winning his first title in Roland Garros and his second in Wimbledon.

Career[edit]

2007[edit]

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,[2] 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.[3]

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 Martín García.[3]

2008[edit]

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.[4] They also participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[3][5]

2009[edit]

Marcelo Melo at Delray Beach 2009

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 Polášek 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.[3]

2010[edit]

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.[3]

2011[edit]

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 Lukáš Dlouhý, 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.[3]

2012[edit]

Marcelo Melo playing at grass

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 Čilić. 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.[6][7]

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.[3]

2013[edit]

Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig

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.[3]

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.[3] Melo won his first Masters 1000 title in October; playing with Dodig, they won Masters 1000 Shanghai, 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.[3] He also reached the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Paris, first reaching the world doubles top 5.[3]

2014[edit]

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.[3]

2015: First Grand Slam title and World No.1[edit]

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 Shanghai Masters (with Raven Klaasen). In Vienna, playing alongside Łukasz Kubot, Melo guaranteed his place at the top of the ATP Doubles Ranking by advancing to the semi-final.[8] Melo and Kubot went on to win the tournament.

2016[edit]

Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, 2016 Vienna Open Champions

After 22 weeks in ATP No.1 Doubles Ranking, Melo was surpassed by Jamie Murray on April 4.[9] Melo returned to ATP No.1 Doubles Ranking on May 9 and he stayed until on June 6, 2016.[10][11] Melo alongside Ivan Dodig won two Masters 1000 doubles tournaments (Toronto and Cincinnati).[12][13] In October, Melo partnered with Łukasz Kubot defeated Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin to win the Vienna Open Doubles Title.

2017: Wimbledon men's doubles champion[edit]

Marcelo Melo with Łukasz Kubot at the Citi Open in 2017

In March Melo with his doubles partner Łukasz Kubot reached the doubles final at Indian Wells Masters. Eighth seeded Melo and Kubot reached the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals after breezing past tricky wild card duo, Nick Kyrgios and Nenad Zimonjić. The Brazilian-Polish pair then defeated fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares to reach the final against the 6th seeds, South Africa's Raven Klaasen and his American doubles partner, Rajeev Ram.[14] At the 2017 Miami Open Melo and Kubot dropped only three sets en route to the final, defeating Marcus Daniell & Marcelo Demoliner, Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău, Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares in QF and Daniel Nestor & Brian Baker in SF to reach their second straight ATP Masters 1000 final.[15] In the final the sixth-seeded Melo & Kubot defeated American duo Nick Monroe and Jack Sock in straight sets. They made it all the way together at an ATP event for the first time this season. It was their first ever Masters 1000 title won as a team as well.[16]

At Wimbledon, coming from back-to-back grass-court titles at ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Halle, no. 4 seeds Melo and Kubot faced four 5-set matches to claim the men's doubles crown (Melo's second major title), defeating no. 16 seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić in a final which took 4 hours 39 minutes and five sets to complete.[17]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2013 Wimbledon Grass Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Win 2015 French Open Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Win 2017 Wimbledon Grass Poland Łukasz Kubot Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavić
5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 13–11
Loss 2018 US Open Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot United States Mike Bryan
United States Jack Sock
3–6, 1–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2009 French Open Clay United States Vania King United States Liezel Huber
United States Bob Bryan
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [7–10]

Year-End Championships[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 ATP Finals, London Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–5), 2–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 2017 ATP Finals, London Hard (i) Poland Łukasz Kubot Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 13 (9 titles, 4 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2013 Shanghai Masters Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]
Loss 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 2014 Canadian Open Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 3–6
Win 2015 Shanghai Masters (2) Hard South Africa Raven Klaasen Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–3
Win 2015 Paris Masters Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Jack Sock
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Win 2016 Canadian Open Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–4, 6–4
Win 2016 Cincinnati Masters Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Loss 2017 Indian Wells Masters Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [8–10]
Win 2017 Miami Open Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot United States Nicholas Monroe
United States Jack Sock
7–5, 6–3
Win 2017 Madrid Open Clay Poland Łukasz Kubot France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–5, 6–3
Loss 2017 Shanghai Masters Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6
Win 2017 Paris Masters (2) Hard (i) Poland Łukasz Kubot Croatia Ivan Dodig
Spain Marcel Granollers
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [10–6]
Win 2018 Shanghai Masters (3) Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–4, 6–2

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 56 (32 titles, 24 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–2)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (9–4)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (7–7)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (14–9)
Titles by surface
Hard (19–15)
Clay (9–5)
Grass (2–4)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (25–18)
Indoor (6–6)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2007 Estoril Open, Portugal International Clay Brazil André Sá Argentina Martín García
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
3–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Win 2–0 Jan 2008 Adelaide International, Australia International Hard Argentina Martín García Australia Chris Guccione
Australia Robert Smeets
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 3–0 Feb 2008 Brasil Open, Brazil International Clay Brazil André Sá Spain Albert Montañés
Spain Santiago Ventura
4–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Win 4–0 May 2008 Hypo Group Tennis International, Austria International Clay Brazil André Sá Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [13–11]
Loss 4–1 Jun 2008 Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom International Grass Brazil André Sá Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 5–1 Aug 2008 New Haven Open, United States International Hard Brazil André Sá India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
7–5, 6–2
Loss 5–2 Mar 2009 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard Brazil André Sá United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 4–6
Win 6–2 May 2009 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay Brazil André Sá Romania Andrei Pavel
Romania Horia Tecău
6–7(9–11), 6–2, [10–7]
Loss 6–3 Jun 2009 Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom (2) 250 Series Grass Brazil André Sá South Africa Wesley Moodie
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
Loss 6–4 Jul 2009 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay Slovakia Filip Polášek Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley
6–3, 6–3
Loss 6–5 Jan 2010 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard Brazil Bruno Soares New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Romania Horia Tecău
7–5, 6–4
Win 7–5 May 2010 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France 250 Series Clay Brazil Bruno Soares India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
1–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 7–6 Aug 2010 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Brazil Bruno Soares Sweden Johan Brunström
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [9–11]
Loss 7–7 Sep 2010 Open de Moselle, France 250 Series Hard (i) Brazil Bruno Soares Jamaica Dustin Brown
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
3–6, 3–6
Win 8–7 Feb 2011 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay Brazil Bruno Soares Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 9–7 Feb 2011 Brasil Open, Brazil (2) 250 Series Clay Brazil Bruno Soares Spain Pablo Andújar
Spain Daniel Gimeno Traver
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 9–8 Feb 2011 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay Brazil Bruno Soares Romania Victor Hănescu
Romania Horia Tecău
1–6, 3–6
Loss 9–9 Sep 2011 Open de Moselle, France 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil André Sá
4–6, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 9–10 Oct 2011 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i) Brazil Bruno Soares India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
1–6, 3–6
Loss 9–11 Feb 2012 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, United States 500 Series Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 10–11 Oct 2012 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i) Brazil Bruno Soares Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(4–7), 7–5, [10–6]
Win 11–11 Jan 2013 Brisbane International, Australia (2) 250 Series Hard Spain Tommy Robredo United States Eric Butorac
Australia Paul Hanley
4–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Loss 11–12 Jul 2013 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Win 12–12 Oct 2013 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]
Win 13–12 Jan 2014 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard Austria Julian Knowle Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 13–13 Feb 2014 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay Spain David Marrero Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
4–6, 2–6
Loss 13–14 Apr 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 13–15 Aug 2014 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 3–6
Loss 13–16 Oct 2014 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Poland Michał Przysiężny
3–6, 7–6(7–3), [5–10]
Loss 13–17 Nov 2014 ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–5), 2–6, [7–10]
Win 14–17 Mar 2015 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Mexico Santiago González
6–7(2–7), 7–5, [3–10]
Win 15–17 Jun 2015 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Loss 15–18 Aug 2015 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 2–6
Win 16–18 Oct 2015 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard (i) South Africa Raven Klaasen Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–7]
Win 17–18 Oct 2015 Shanghai Masters, China (2) Masters 1000 Hard South Africa Raven Klaasen Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–3
Win 18–18 Oct 2015 Vienna Open, Austria 500 Series Hard (i) Poland Łukasz Kubot United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–6]
Win 19–18 Nov 2015 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Jack Sock
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 19–19 Jun 2016 Nottingham Open, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass Croatia Ivan Dodig United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Canada Daniel Nestor
5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Win 20–19 Aug 2016 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–4, 6–4
Win 21–19 Aug 2016 Cincinnati Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), [10–6]
Win 22–19 Oct 2016 Vienna Open, Austria (2) 500 Series Hard (i) Poland Łukasz Kubot Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
4–6, 6–3, [13–11]
Loss 22–20 Mar 2017 Indian Wells Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [8–10]
Win 23–20 Apr 2017 Miami Open, United States Masters 1000 Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot United States Nicholas Monroe
United States Jack Sock
7–5, 6–3
Win 24–20 May 2017 Madrid Open, Spain Masters 1000 Clay Poland Łukasz Kubot France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–5, 6–3
Win 25–20 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass Poland Łukasz Kubot South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
6–3, 6–4
Win 26–20 Jun 2017 Halle Open, Germany 500 Series Grass Poland Łukasz Kubot Germany Alexander Zverev
Germany Mischa Zverev
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 27–20 Jul 2017 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass Poland Łukasz Kubot Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavić
5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 13–11
Loss 27–21 Aug 2017 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Loss 27–22 Oct 2017 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6
Win 28–22 Nov 2017 Paris Masters, France (2) Masters 1000 Hard (i) Poland Łukasz Kubot Croatia Ivan Dodig
Spain Marcel Granollers
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [10–6]
Loss 28–23 Nov 2017 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i) Poland Łukasz Kubot Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6
Win 29–23 Jan 2018 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
Serbia Viktor Troicki
6–3, 6–4
Win 30–23 Jun 2018 Halle Open, Germany (2) 500 Series Grass Poland Łukasz Kubot Germany Alexander Zverev
Germany Mischa Zverev
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 30–24 Sep 2018 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot United States Mike Bryan
United States Jack Sock
3–6, 1–6
Win 31–24 Oct 2018 China Open, China 500 Series Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavić
6–1, 6–4
Win 32–24 Oct 2018 Shanghai Masters, China (3) Masters 1000 Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–4, 6–2

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R SF 3R 3R QF 0 / 11 14–11
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 1R QF 2R QF 3R 3R W SF 2R 3R 1 / 12 26–11
Wimbledon A A A A SF 3R 2R 2R 2R QF F QF QF 3R W 2R 1 / 11 32–10
US Open A A A A QF 3R 2R 3R 2R 3R SF SF 1R 1R 2R 0 / 11 20–11
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 8–3 5–3 3–4 6–4 3–4 8–4 11–4 11–4 13–3 8–4 10–3 6–3 2 / 45 92–43
Year-end Championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify SF F SF RR F 0 / 5 12–9
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R A QF QF SF 1R F 1R 0 / 10 12–10
Miami A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R SF 2R W 1R 1 / 11 13–10
Monte Carlo A A A A A 2R 1R A A 2R 1R F SF SF QF 2R 0 / 9 10–9
Madrid A A A A A 2R 2R A 2R QF 1R 1R 2R SF W QF 1 / 10 10–9
Rome A A A A A 1R 2R A A A A QF QF 2R QF QF 0 / 7 5–7
Canada A A A A A A 2R 1R A 2R QF F 2R W 2R 1 / 8 9–7
Cincinnati A A A A A A 2R 1R A SF 1R 2R SF W SF 1 / 8 12–7
Shanghai Not Held A A A SF W QF W 2R F 2 / 6 15–4
Paris A A A A A QF 1R 1R QF SF SF 2R W SF W 2 / 10 18–8
Hamburg A A A A A 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–7 4–8 0–5 3–4 14–7 9–7 11–9 19–7 15–7 22–6 2–5 8 / 79 105–72
National Representation
Olympics NH A Not Held 2R Not Held QF Not Held QF Not Held 0 / 3 5–3
Davis Cup A A A A A PO PO PO PO PO 1R PO 1R PO PO Z1 0 / 2 15–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 0 / 5 20–7
Career Statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 4 / 5 1 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 5 1 / 2 2 / 3 1 / 6 6 / 7 3 / 4 6 / 10 2 / 2 30 / 53
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 18–11 42–23 32–30 29–30 38–27 44–27 34–26 44–25 54–17 44–26 52–18 24–13 456–274
Year-end Ranking 430 186 147 116 34 19 36 39 27 20 6 6 1 8 1 62%

Mixed doubles[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R QF SF 1R 1R 2R 1R QF A A A 0 / 8 8–8
French Open A 2R F A QF A SF A A A A A 0 / 4 6–4
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R SF 1R 2R 3R A A A A A 0 / 7 8–7
US Open A 2R 1R A A A QF A A 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 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 22 25–22
National Representation
Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 1–1

References[edit]

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Awards
Preceded by
United Kingdom Jamie Murray &
Brazil Bruno Soares
ATP Doubles Team of the Year
(with Poland Łukasz Kubot)

2017
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Incumbent
Preceded by
United Kingdom Jamie Murray &
Brazil Bruno Soares
ITF Men's Doubles World Champion
(with Poland Łukasz Kubot)

2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Isaquias Queiroz
Brazilian Sportsmen of the Year
2017
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