| Guaruja, Brazil|
| 4 January 1989 (age 26)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1989-01-04) |
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
0–1 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Fernando Romboli de Souza (born 4 January 1989 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional tennis player. Romboli competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour, both in singles and doubles. He reached his highest ATP singles ranking, No. 236, on 20 June 2011, and his highest ATP doubles ranking, No. 153, on 19 March 2012. He is coached by former Argentinian doubles player Pablo Albano. He played in his first (and so far only) ATP World Tour match on 9 February 2010, losing to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in straight sets, 6–4 6–2.
In 2011 Romboli began his season at the Brazil Futures 1, losing in the second round to Ricardo Hocevar 4–6, 6–4, 1–6. He then participated in the Sao Paulo Challengers tournament, again losing in the round of 16, 6–3, 1–6, 1–6 to Thomas Fabbiano. Participating in the Seguros Bolivar Open Bucaramanga next, he had to enter the draw through the Qualifiers. Despite this setback, he easily beat his two qualifier opponents in straight sets to cement his spot in the main draw. He then produced the best tournament of his career, winning every match he played, dropping only three sets, and recording his first Challenger Circuit title. He then got a wildcard to enter his first ATP World Tour event, the Brasil Open, where he lost his first round match in straight sets.
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