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João Cunha e Silva (also known as João Cunha-Silva; born 27 November 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Portugal. He won two doubles titles during his career on the ATP Tour. He reached his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 72 in March 1989.

João Cunha e Silva
Country (sports) Portugal
ResidenceLisbon, Portugal
Born (1967-11-27) 27 November 1967 (age 51)
Lisbon, Portugal
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro1987
Prize moneyUS$ 735,607
Career record37–85 (30%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 108 (15 April 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1989, 1991, 1993)
French Open1R (1991)
Wimbledon2R (1993)
US Open2R (1993)
Career record45–81 (36%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 72 (13 March 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1989, 1991, 1993, 1998)
French Open1R (1989, 1995)
Wimbledon1R (1997)
US Open1R (1993)
Mixed doubles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1989)

Cunha e Silva holds several records for the Portugal Davis Cup team, including most singles wins, most total wins, most ties played, and most years played.

He is currently coaching Tour player Frederico Gil at the CETO - Clube Escola de Ténis de Oeiras (Oeiras Tennis School Club) as well as Joao Domingues.


Career finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (2–2)Edit

Grand Slam Tournaments (0/0)
ATP Tour World Championships (0/0)
ATP Masters Series (0/0)
ATP International Series Gold (0/0)
ATP International Series (2/2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1/1)
Clay (1/1)
Grass (0/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. Mar 1989 Nancy, France Hard (i)   Eduardo Masso   Udo Riglewski
  Tobias Svantesson
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 1. Oct 1992 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Mike Bauer   Mark Koevermans
  Tobias Svantesson
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. Mar 1995 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Emanuel Couto   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–4, 6–1
Winner 2. Mar 1997 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Nuno Marques   Karim Alami
  Hicham Arazi
7–6, 6–2



  1. ^ "Frederico Gil distinguido pela ITF por 20 participações na Taça Davis [Frederico Gil honored by ITF for 20 Davis Cup participations]". Record (in Portuguese). 3 March 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.

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