Thiago Seyboth Wild

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Thiago Seyboth Wild
Thiago Seyboth Wild.jpg
Seyboth Wild at the 2018 Rio Open
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 20)
Marechal Cândido Rondon, Brazil
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2018
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachJoão Zwetsch[1]
Prize moneyUS$ 307,554
Singles
Career record7–7 (50.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 106 (14 September 2020)
Current rankingNo. 106 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2020)
French OpenQ1 (2020)
US Open1R (2020)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2017)
Doubles
Career record0–2 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 393 (10 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 498 (14 September 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open Junior2R (2018)
French Open JuniorSF (2018)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2017)
US Open JuniorSF (2017)
Last updated on: 14 September 2020.

Thiago Seyboth Wild (Brazilian Portuguese: [tʃiˈaɡu ˈzajbɨtʃ ˈviwdʒ];[2] born 10 March 2000) is a Brazilian tennis player. He won 2018 US Open junior singles title. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of No. 106 on September 14, 2020 and a career high ITF junior ranking of No. 8 on January 22, 2018. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 393 achieved on February 10, 2020.

Seyboth Wild made his ATP main draw debut at the 2018 Brasil Open after receiving a wildcard into the singles main draw.

He won his first Challenger title at Guayaquil defeating Bolivian Hugo Dellien on November 3, 2019.

At just 19 years old, he won his first ATP Tour title in Santiago defeating Norwegian Casper Ruud on 1 March 2020. By winning this title he became the youngest Brazilian ever to win an ATP title. He also became the first player on the ATP Tour born in or beyond the year 2000 to win a non-exhibition ATP title.

Career[edit]

2018: Junior Grand Slam title[edit]

Wild became the second Brazilian to win a junior Grand Slam (US Open) on September 9, joining Tiago Fernandes. He also made the junior semifinal at the Roland Garros, and at the doubles of US Open and French Open.

2019: First Challenger title[edit]

In November 2019, at the age of 19, he won his first Challenger in Guayaquil, entering the top 300 in the world for the first time. With the title, he jumped to the 235th place in the world ranking, and became the third best tennis player in Brazil at the moment, behind only Thiago Monteiro and João Menezes.

2020: Wildcards and first ATP 250 title[edit]

In February 2020, he received wildcard to participate in the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro, where he defeated the Spaniard top 100 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in three sets (5–7, 7–6 (7–3) and 7–5) in the first round, in the longest match in the history of the tournament (3 hours and 49 minutes). In the next round, he faced world number 32 Borna Ćorić, losing in the third set tiebreak. With this result, he entered the world top 200 for the first time on February 24, moving to 182nd position in the ranking.

In the following week, invited as a wildcard to the ATP 250 in Santiago, the Wild had his best campaign: he defeated Facundo Bagnis, Juan Ignacio Londero (world No. 63) and in the quarterfinals, the top seed of the tournament, and champion of the Rio Open, the Chilean Cristian Garín, ranking No. 18, who retired after losing the first set in a tiebreak. In the semifinals he defeated Renzo Olivo in straight sets becoming the youngest Brazilian to reach a final at this level, surpassing the achievements of former world number 1 Gustavo Kuerten, then aged 20, and of Jaime Oncins and Thomaz Bellucci, at 21 years old. He also became the first Brazilian to compete in an ATP level final since Bellucci was runner-up in Houston in April 2017. In the final, he defeated Norwegian Casper Ruud (ranked No. 38 and champion of the Argentina Open two weeks before), in three sets, becoming champion at 19 years old, surpassing Kuerten, who won his first ATP title at the age of 20. Wild is also the youngest tennis player to win a title in the Latin American clay court since Rafael Nadal won Acapulco in 2005, at the age of 18. Wild climbed up 69 positions, reaching a career high ATP singles ranking of No. 113, becoming the second-highest ranked tennis player in Brazil.[3][4]

In March, Seyboth Wild became the first professional tennis player to announce a diagnosis of COVID-19.[5] He was investigated for an alleged breach of quarantine prior to receiving the test results.[6]

After the season was paralyzed for a few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in September, Wild goes to the strong Challenger in Aix-en-Provence, France, with the participation of four top 100 players and a prize of 125 points to the champion (the biggest among Challengers), and reaches the final. [7]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[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 (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2020 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay Norway Casper Ruud 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (1–1)
ITF Futures (3–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2017 Turkey F39, Antalya Futures Clay Spain Jordi Samper-Montaña 6–0, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2017 Turkey F42, Antalya Futures Clay Italy Riccardo Bonadio 6–4, 6–4
Win 2–1 Apr 2018 Brazil F1, São José do Rio Preto Futures Clay Argentina Camilo Ugo Carabelli 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Loss 2–2 May 2018 Brazil F4, Curitiba Futures Clay Brazil João Lucas Reis da Silva 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 2–6
Win 3–2 Jun 2019 France M25, Montauban Futures Clay France Hugo Gaston 6–4, 6–2
Win 4–2 Nov 2019 Guayaquil, Ecuador Challenger Clay Bolivia Hugo Dellien 6–4, 6–0
Loss 4–3 Sep 2020 Aix-en-Provence, France Challenger Clay Germany Oscar Otte 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 4–6

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures (3–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2017 Turkey F42, Antalya Futures Clay Ecuador Diego Hidalgo Turkey Koray Kırcı
Japan Takashi Saito
6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 May 2018 Brazil F3, Brasília Futures Clay Argentina Tomás Martín Etcheverry Brazil Oscar José Gutierrez
Brazil Igor Marcondes
6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]
Loss 2–1 Jun 2019 France M25, Montauban Futures Clay France Dan Added Colombia Alejandro Gomez
United States Junior Alexander Ore
2–6, 2–6
Win 3–1 Jul 2019 France M25, Ajaccio Futures Hard France Yanais Laurent Germany Fabian Fallert
Germany Hendrik Jebens
6–4, 1–6, [10–8]
Loss 3–2 Nov 2019 Guayaquil, Ecuador Challenger Clay Brazil Pedro Sakamoto Uruguay Ariel Behar
Ecuador Gonzalo Escobar
6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2018 US Open Hard Italy Lorenzo Musetti 6–1, 2–6, 6–2

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