Danilo Marcelino

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

Danilo Marcelino
Country (sports)Brazil Brazil
ResidenceSão Paulo, Brazil
Born (1966-03-08) 8 March 1966 (age 55)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1986
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$419,467
Singles
Career record29–57
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 91 (7 October 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open1R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1991)
Doubles
Career record40–56
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 73 (17 July 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open1R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
US Open3R (1990)

CareerEdit

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 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1989 Rome, Italy Clay   Mauro Menezes   Jim Courier
  Pete Sampras
4–6, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

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

Doubles: (6)Edit

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

ReferencesEdit