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Thomaz Koch (born 11 May 1945), is a left-handed former tennis player from Brazil, who was a quarter-finalist at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. National Championships.

Thomaz Koch
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Country (sports)Brazil Brazil
ResidencePorto Alegre, Brazil
Born (1945-05-11) 11 May 1945 (age 74)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired1985
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record154–132
Career titles14
Highest rankingNo. 12 (1967, World's Top 20)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1968)
WimbledonQF (1967)
US OpenQF (1963)
Doubles
Career record111–99 (Open era)
Career titles3 (Open era)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1971)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1975)
WimbledonQF (1971)

He won at least 14 singles titles (3 in the Open era) and 3 Open era doubles titles.[1] Whilst Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24 (achieved on December 20, 1974), he ranked inside the Top 20 in the 1960s before the invention of the ATP rankings, peaking at World No. 12.[2]

He won two Gold medals in the men's tennis competition at the 1967 Pan American Games. He also won the Wimbledon Plate twice.

Career finalsEdit

Open era singles (3–2)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1969 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Mark Cox 8–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Win 2. 1969 Washington, U.S. Hard   Arthur Ashe 7–5, 9–7, 4–6, 2–6, 6–4
Win 3. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Manuel Orantes 7–6, 6–1, 6–3
Loss 1. 1976 Khartoum, Sudan Hard   Mike Estep 4–6, 7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2. 1976 Nuremberg, Germany Carpet   Frew McMillan 6–2, 3–6, 4–6

Open era doubles (3–8)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1968 Barcelona, Spain Clay   José Mandarino   Carlos Fernández
  Patricio Rodríguez
2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Loss 2. 1969 London/Queen's Club, UK Grass   Ove Nils Bengtson   Owen Davidson
  Dennis Ralston
6–8, 3–6
Loss 3. 1971 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet   Clark Graebner   Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Manuel Orantes
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Win 1. 1971 Macon, U.S. Hard   Clark Graebner   Željko Franulović
  Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
Loss 4. 1971 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i)   Clark Graebner   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Win 2. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay   José Edison Mandarino   Gerald Battrick
  Peter Curtis
6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 5. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet   Clark Graebner   Tom Edlefsen
  Cliff Richey
4–6, 3–6
Loss 6. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Roy Emerson   José Higueras
  Manuel Orantes
5–7, 6–0, 1–6, 8–9
Win 3. 1975 Istanbul, Turkey Outdoor   Colin Dibley   Colin Dowdeswell
  John Feaver
6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 7. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet   Jose Schmidt   Givaldo Barbosa
  João Soares
6–7, 1–2, RET.
Loss 8. 1983 Bahia, Brazil Hard   Ricardo Cano   Givaldo Barbosa
  João Soares

Mixed doubles: (1)Edit

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1975 French Open Clay   Fiorella Bonicelli   Jaime Fillol
  Pam Teeguarden
6–4, 7–6

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