Antonio Prieto (tennis)
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Antonio Prieto Tennis
Antonio Prieto
Full nameAntonio Prieto
Country (sports) Brazil
Born (1973-09-07) 7 September 1973 (age 47)
Curitiba, Brazil
Turned pro1997
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$92,509
Career record0-0
Doubles
Career record12-21
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 95 (10 July 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
French Open1R (2000)
Wimbledon2R (2000)
US Open1R (2000)

Antonio Prieto (born 7 September 1973) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil.

Biography

Born in Curitiba, Prieto went to college in the United States, at Florida State University from 1994 to 1997. While studying for a business degree he played varsity tennis as the No. 1 singles player.[1]

Prieto, who specialised in doubles, turned professional in 1997. He won an ATP Tour doubles title with countryman Gustavo Kuerten at the 2000 Chevrolet Cup, in Santiago, Chile.[2] From the 2000 French Open to the 2001 Australian Open, Prieto appeared in the men's doubles main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments in succession. He made the second round once, at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships with Israel's Eyal Ran.[3]

He now runs Prieto Tennis, a tennis academy in Ecoville, Brazil.[4]

ATP Tour career finals

Doubles: 1 (1-0)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 2000 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten South Africa Lan Bale
South Africa Piet Norval
6-2, 6-4

Challenger titles

Doubles: (4)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1999 Gramado, Brazil Hard Brazil Alexandre Simoni Paraguay Paulo Carvallo
Brazil Ricardo Schlachter
6-1, 6-4
2. 1999 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard Brazil Daniel Melo United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Martin Lee
6-2, 3-6, 7-5
3. 1999 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Cristiano Testa Spain Germán Puentes
Spain Álex López Morón
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. 2001 Ribeirao Preto, Brazil Clay Brazil Adriano Ferreira Argentina Sergio Roitman
Argentina Andrés Schneiter
6-1, 6-7, 6-4

References

  1. ^ "Woodbridge Will Play For St. Jude's Crown". Orlando Sentinel. 23 February 1997. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Puerta no pudo sonreír". La Nación (in Portuguese). 6 March 2000. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon". Jewish Post. Indianapolis. 12 July 2000. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Academia - Prieto Tennis" (in Portuguese). prietotennis.com.br. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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