Thomaz Koch
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Thomaz Koch

Thomaz Koch
Thomaz Koch.jpg
Koch in 2018
Country (sports)Brazil Brazil
ResidencePorto Alegre, Brazil
Born (1945-05-11) 11 May 1945 (age 75)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Turned pro1968 (amateur 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)

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

He won at least 14 singles titles (three in the Open era) and three doubles titles.[1] While Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was 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 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, in 1969 and 1975.

Career finals

Open era singles (3-2)

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

Open era doubles (3-8)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1968 Barcelona, Spain Clay Brazil José Mandarino Brazil Carlos Fernades
Chile Patricio Rodríguez
2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6
Loss 2. 1969 London/Queen's Club, UK Grass Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson Australia Owen Davidson
United States Dennis Ralston
6-8, 3-6
Loss 3. 1971 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet United States Clark Graebner Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
3-6, 6-4, 6-7
Win 1. 1971 Macon, U.S. Hard United States Clark Graebner Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ?eljko Franulovi?
Czechoslovakia Jan Kode?
6-3, 7-6
Loss 4. 1971 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) United States Clark Graebner Romania Ilie N?stase
Romania Ion ?iriac
4-6, 6-4, 5-7
Win 2. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Brazil José Edison Mandarino United Kingdom Gerald Battrick
United Kingdom Peter Curtis
6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 5. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet United States Clark Graebner United States Tom Edlefsen
United States Cliff Richey
4-6, 3-6
Loss 6. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Roy Emerson Spain José Higueras
Spain Manuel Orantes
5-7, 6-0, 1-6, 8-9
Win 3. 1975 Istanbul, Turkey Outdoor Australia Colin Dibley Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
United Kingdom John Feaver
6-2, 6-2, 6-2
Loss 7. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet Brazil José Schmidt Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil João Soares
6-7, 1-2, RET.
Loss 8. 1983 Bahia, Brazil Hard Argentina Ricardo Cano Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil João Soares

Mixed doubles: (1)

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1975 French Open Clay Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Pam Teeguarden
6-4, 7-6

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