|Country (sports) Brazil|
Role Tennis player
Lose date July 6, 2013
Name Marcelo Melo
Turned pro 1998
|Prize money $3,009,249|
Weight 87 kg
Residence Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 2.03 m
Siblings Daniel Melo
|Born September 23, 1983 (age 32)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1983-09-23) |
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career record 1–0 (ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0 0 Challengers, 2 Futures
Similar People Ivan Dodig, Bruno Soares, Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan, Raven Klaasen
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Marcelo Pinheiro Davi de Melo (born September 23, 1983) is a Brazilian tennis player. He is the younger brother of Daniel Melo and grew up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He stands at a height of 2.03 m (6 ft. 8 in.).
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- Lukasz Kubot Marcelo Melo Capture 2018 US Open Finals Spot
- 2015 First Grand Slam title and World No1
- 2017 Wimbledon mens doubles champion
Primarily a doubles specialist, his career-high doubles ranking is World No. 1, which he achieved in November 2015, the best Brazilian doubles player position of all time. He is the first Brazilian male ever to win a French Open doubles title (in 2015, playing alongside Croatian Ivan Dodig) and a Wimbledon doubles title (in 2017, alongside Polish Łukasz Kubot).
Alongside regular teammate André Sá, he reached the men's doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 2007 and the quarterfinal at the 2007 US Open. In 2009, he reached the mixed doubles final at the French Open with American Vania King, becoming the seventh Brazilian to reach the final of a Grand Slam and the first since Gustavo Kuerten. Melo has won 7 Masters 1000 titles and reached the doubles final on the ATP World Tour Finals. He has also reached at least the semifinals of all four Grand Slams, winning his first title in Roland Garros and his second in Wimbledon.
Lukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo Capture 2018 US Open Finals Spot
After playing with different Brazilian partners in doubles, including André Sá, Melo went through a relatively successful period of his career, reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon doubles, with some matches lasting four hours. Melo and Sá reached the quarterfinals of the US Open. Also, in 2007, they won the tournament title of ATP 250 Estoril.
Melo underwent an anti-doping test in 2007, which was positive. He had taken medication containing banned substances for a headache, and Melo was suspended for two months. He returned to competition in November 2007, and at the first opportunity won the Buenos Aires Challenger without André Sá, who also was not in Adelaide triumph, the first week of 2008, when Melo played with the Argentine Martín García.
In 2008, Melo partnered with André Sá and had a good campaign, winning three ATPs together—Costa do Sauípe, Poertschach and New Haven. They came to play in the Masters Cup, in which the top eight doubles in the world compete, but they ended the year ranked No. 9 in the Champions Race; this was because Melo was injured in Wimbledon and took time to recover, and Melo and Sá had not made any major campaign in the Masters Series and Grand Slams. Melo and Sá later went on to play as reserves in the Masters Cup. They also participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In 2009, Melo and Sá won one ATP and reached the final of two other competitions. In Roland Garros, Melo reached the final of the Mixed Doubles with American player Vania King, losing the final by two sets to one. This was the first time since 2001 that a Brazilian reached the final of a Grand Slam. In ATP 500 Hamburg, a tournament that had once been a Masters Series, Melo and his partner the Slovak Filip Polášek finished as the runners-up. At the end of the year, Melo announced the end of his partnership with André Sá and his new partnership with Bruno Soares.
In 2010, Melo and Soares reached the final of the ATP 250 Auckland at the beginning of the year. After that, they did not play well until May, when Melo won the title of the ATP 250 Nice. At Roland Garros, they defeated the brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan—the world's top doubles players—and reached the quarterfinal. They subsequently reached the semifinals of ATP 500 Hamburg, the final of the ATP 250 Gstaad, the third round of the US Open, the final of the ATP 250 Metz, and the semifinals of the ATP 500 Tokyo and ATP 250 Stockholm.
In 2011, Melo and Soares won two consecutive titles in the ATP 250 Chile and Brazil, and were runners-up in the ATP 500 Acapulco. They reached the semifinals of the ATP 250 Nice and Eastbourne, and Melo reached the Newport semifinal with André Sá. In August, Melo and Soares competed in the semifinals of the ATP 500 Washington. In September, playing with Lukáš Dlouhý, Melo reached the final of the ATP 250 Metz. In October, with Soares, he reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 Valencia and the Japan Open Tennis Championships, and later the final of the ATP 250 Stockholm. In November, Melo and Soares reached the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 Paris. At the end of the year, Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares ended their partnership.
In 2012, playing with Ivan Dodig, Melo was the runner-up at ATP 500 Memphis and reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He was also a quarterfinalist at the Masters 1000 Madrid with Marin Čilić. Melo participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics with Bruno Soares; they reached the quarterfinals after defeating the duo Berdych and Stepanek by 24–22 in the last set.
In the second half of 2012, Melo was a semifinalist in the Masters 1000 Cincinnati, and reached the third round of the US Open playing with Dodig. In October, partnered with Cilic, Melo was a semifinalist in the Masters 1000 Shanghai. With this, Melo reached the best rank in his career for a second time, reaching the 18th position worldwide. Playing with Soares, Melo won his 10th ATP doubles title in the ATP 250 Stockholm, reaching the 17th position worldwide. In the Masters 1000 Paris, Melo reached the semifinals, partnered with Cilic.
In 2013, Melo won the ATP 250 Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open, along with Tommy Robredo; this was his 11th ATP title. In February, Melo defeated the Bryan brothers in the US partnered with Bruno Soares in the Davis Cup. In March, Melo reached the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 Indian Wells with Dodig, and in May he reached the third round of Roland Garros. At Wimbledon 2013, Melo performed the best campaign of his career, reaching the final of the tournament. With this, Melo attained his best career ranking, reaching 14th position.
In the US Open 2013, he reached the semifinals for the first time in his career and again broke his personal record, reaching 11th position. Melo won his first Masters 1000 title in October; playing with Dodig, they won Masters 1000 Shanghai, defeating Roger Federer and also the Bryan brothers. Melo became for the first time a world top 10 player, reaching the 8th position of the ATP rankings. He also reached the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Paris, first reaching the world doubles top 5.
In 2014, Melo's best results were the semifinal of the US Open, the final of the ATP World Finals, the final of the Masters 1000 Monte Carlo and Canada, the final of the ATP 500 in Rio and Tokyo, and the title of the ATP 250 Auckland. Remained in the top 10 world doubles throughout the year.
2015: First Grand Slam title and World No.1
In 2015, Melo had a great first half of the year by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time. Melo won the Acapulco tournament, and reaching the semifinals of the first 3 Masters 1000 of the year: Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo. In June, he won his maiden doubles Grand Slam of his career, winning Roland Garros alongside Ivan Dodig by defeating the Bryan brothers in the final. At Wimbledon, Melo reached the Quarter Finals.
In Cincinnati, Melo reached his 4th Masters 1000 level semi-final of the year. In October, Melo won back-to-back-to-back tournaments, first in Tokyo, followed by the Shanghai Masters (with Raven Klaasen). In Vienna, playing alongside Łukasz Kubot, Melo guaranteed his place at the top of the ATP Doubles Ranking by advancing to the semi-final. Melo and Kubot went on to win the tournament.
After 22 weeks in ATP No.1 Doubles Ranking, Melo was surpassed by Jamie Murray on April 4. Melo returned to ATP No.1 Doubles Ranking on May 9 and he stayed until on June 6, 2016. Melo alongside Ivan Dodig won two Masters 1000 doubles tournaments (Toronto and Cincinnati). In October, Melo partnered with Łukasz Kubot defeated Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin to win the Vienna Open Doubles Title.
2017: Wimbledon men's doubles champion
In March Melo with his doubles partner Łukasz Kubot reached the doubles final at Indian Wells Masters. Eighth seeded Melo and Kubot reached the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals after breezing past tricky wild card duo, Nick Kyrgios and Nenad Zimonjić. The Brazilian-Polish pair then defeated fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares to reach the final against the 6th seeds, South Africa's Raven Klaasen and his American doubles partner, Rajeev Ram. At the 2017 Miami Open Melo and Kubot dropped only three sets en route to the final, defeating Marcus Daniell & Marcelo Demoliner, Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău, Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares in QF and Daniel Nestor & Brian Baker in SF to reach their second straight ATP Masters 1000 final. In the final the sixth-seeded Melo & Kubot defeated American duo Nick Monroe and Jack Sock in straight sets. They made it all the way together at an ATP event for the first time this season. It was their first ever Masters 1000 title won as a team as well.
At Wimbledon, coming from back-to-back grass-court titles at ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Halle, no. 4 seeds Melo and Kubot faced four 5-set matches to claim the men's doubles crown (Melo's second major title), defeating no. 16 seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić in the final.