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Ricardo Mello

Ricardo Mello

Brazilian tennis player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Brazilian tennis player
Countries Brazil
Occupations Tennis player
Gender male
Birth December 21, 1980 (Campinas)
Residence Campinas
Stats
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg
The details
Biography

Ricardo Mello (born 21 December 1980) is a Brazilian retired tennis player. His preference is for clay courts. He has had the occasional win in hard court tournaments. His best singles rank was no. 50 in 2005. He has won a singles tournament (Delray Beach in 2001) and reached the semifinals 3 times at the Brasil Open. Plays most of his tennis in Challenger tournaments, where he has won fifteen singles titles and three doubles titles.

Early days

Ricardo was born in Campinas, Brazil and started to play tennis at the age of 3. At 15, he drew a wildcard into a tournament in his hometown. He lost to veteran and French Open winner Gustavo Kuerten. However, he gained his first ATP career points. In 1999, Ricardo won his first Futures events in Uruguay and Paraguay.

Sponsorship

The current sponsor for his clothes, shoes and racquets is Babolat.

2004

Mello won his lone ATP title at Delray Beach in 2004, defeating Vincent Spadea in the final.

2006

At the Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships, Mello played top seed Andy Murray. Murray was in control of the first set, winning 6–1, but Mello won the second set 6–1. Mello took the third and final to a tiebreak, after having three set points. He lost in the tiebreak 5–7.

At the RCA Championships in Indianapolis, Mello faced Jean-René Lisnard in the first round and won in straight sets. In the second round, he faced 14th seed Vincent Spadea and lost.

ATP career titles

Singles: 1 (1–0)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 September 2004 Delray Beach, USA Hard United States Vincent Spadea 7–6(7–2), 6–3

Grand Slam performance timeline

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 2–5
French Open 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q2 Q2 Q1 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
US Open 3R 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 4–5
Win–Loss 2–3 2–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 1–2 0 / 17 7–17
Year End Ranking 70 112 133 251 199 151 76 85
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References
https://www.atpworldtour.com/en/players/-/M708/overview
https://www.daviscup.com/en/players/player.aspx?id=800204641
https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=30017880
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q45010#P2641
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q45010#P536
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q45010#P599
Early days Sponsorship 2004 2006 ATP career titles Grand Slam performance timeline
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