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Thiago Alves (tennis)

Thiago Hernandez Alves (Brazilian Portuguese: [tʃiˈaɡu ˈawvis]; born May 22, 1982) is a retired professional tennis player who competes mainly on the ITF Tour. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 88, achieved in July 2009.

Thiago Alves
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Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceFlorianópolis, Brazil
Born (1982-05-22) May 22, 1982 (age 37)
São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 739,459
Singles
Career record7–27 (ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 88 (July 13, 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2007)
French Open1R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon2R (2009)
US Open2R (2006, 2008)
Doubles
Career record0–2 (ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 151 (October 30, 2006)
Team competitions
Davis Cup1R (2013)
Last updated on: 22 June 2018.

Tennis careerEdit

In Grand SlamsEdit

He has made four Grand Slam main draw appearances, qualifying into the U.S. Open in both 2006 and 2008, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2009. In 2006, he beat No. 359 Mariano Zabaleta in the first round before losing to No. 22 Fernando Verdasco in the 2nd round.

2007 Win Over MoyaEdit

At the 2007 Brasil Open, Alves, roared on by his home crowd, scored a famous victory over No. 4 seed and former French Open champion Carlos Moyà. However, he fell to Juan Mónaco in the second round

2008Edit

Alves lost to Roger Federer in the second round of the US Open in three sets.

2009Edit

In the first round of the Johannesburg, SA Tennis Open he lost heavily to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He also lost in the first round of the 2009 French Open to Jérémy Chardy.

At Wimbledon he played in the first round as a lucky loser and defeated Andrei Pavel. He faced 8th seed Gilles Simon in the second round and won the first set but went on to lose.

Titles (10)Edit

Singles (7)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6)
Grass (0)
Clay (1)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. August 15, 2005 Manta, Ecuador Hard   Lesley Joseph 6–4, 6–1
2. October 10, 2005 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Marcos Daniel 1–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–2
3. July 31, 2006 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard   André Sá 6–3, 0–6, 6–4
4. August 14, 2006 Manta, Ecuador Hard   Brian Dabul 6–2, 6–2
5. December 31, 2007 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Carlos Berlocq 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
6. January 8, 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Gastão Elias 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1)
7. March 18, 2012 Guadalajara, Mexico Hard   Paolo Lorenzi 6–3, 7–6(6–4)

Doubles (3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3)
Grass (0)
Clay (0)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. January 2, 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Flávio Saretta   Lucas Engel
  André Ghem
7–6(12–10), 6–3
2. March 13, 2006 Salinas, Ecuador Hard   Júlio Silva   André Ghem
  Alexandre Simoni
7–6(7–5), 6–4
3. August 8, 2010 Segovia, Spain Hard   Franco Ferreiro   Brian Battistone
  Harsh Mankad
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]

Runners-up (17)Edit

Singles (10)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (10)
Finals by Surface
Hard (8)
Grass (0)
Clay (2)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponen Score
1. July 18, 2005 Tarzana, USA Hard   Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 6–3, 6–2
2. January 2, 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Flávio Saretta 7–6(7–2), 6–3
3. September 25, 2006 Gramado, Brazil Hard   Franco Ferreiro 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–5 ret.
4. August 4, 2008 Segovia, Spain Hard   Sergiy Stakhovsky 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
5. September 29, 2008 Aracaju, Brazil Clay   Paul Capdeville 7–5, 6–4
6. July 12, 2009 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard   Karol Beck 6–4, 6–3
7. August 8, 2009 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard   Horacio Zeballos 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
8. May 8, 2010 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Conor Niland 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
9. August 21, 2010 Salvador, Brazil Hard   Ricardo Mello 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
10. September 16, 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay   João Souza 6–2, 6–4

Doubles (7)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (7)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. April 10, 2006 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay   Júlio Silva   Máximo González
  Sergio Roitman
6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2. March 5, 2007 Salinas, Ecuador Hard   Franco Ferreiro   Scott Lipsky
  David Martin
7–5, 7–6(11–9)
3. September 29, 2008 Aracaju, Brazil Clay   João Souza   Juan-Martín Aranguren
  Franco Ferreiro
6–4, 6–4
4. November 3, 2008 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay   Ricardo Hocevar   Sebastián Decoud
  Santiago Giraldo
6–4, 6–4
5. October 4, 2009 Naples, Italy Clay   Augusto Laranja   Guido Andreozzi
  Marcel Felder
6–3, 6–3
6. May 12, 2012 Rio Quente, Brazil Hard   Lukáš Rosol   Ivan Dodig
  Fred Gil
6–1, 6–3
7. September 22, 2013 Campinas, Brazil Clay   Thiago Monteiro   Guido Andreozzi
  Máximo González
6–4, 6–4

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