Ricardo Mello
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Ricardo Mello
Ricardo Mello
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Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceCampinas, Brazil
Born (1980-12-21) 21 December 1980 (age 40)
Campinas, Brazil
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2013
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,484,044
Singles
Career record60-94 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
15 Challenger, 6 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 50 (25 July 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2005, 2012)
French Open1R (2004, 2005, 2010, 2011)
Wimbledon2R (2011)
US Open3R (2004)
Doubles
Career record11-25 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 118 (11 July 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2012)
French Open2R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2005, 2011)
Last updated on: 29 April 2021.

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 won one singles tournament (Delray Beach in 2004) and reached the semifinals three times at the Brasil Open. He played most of his tennis in Challenger tournaments, where he won 15 singles titles and three doubles titles.

Career

Early days

Ricardo was born in Campinas, Brazil and started to play tennis at the age of three. At 15, he drew a wild card 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.

2004

Mello won his lone ATP title at Delray Beach, 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 match 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.

Sponsorship

The sponsor for his clothes, shoes and racquets was Babolat.

ATP Tour Career Finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2004 Delray Beach, United States 250 Series Hard United States Vincent Spadea 7-6(7-2), 6-3


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 30 (21-9)

Legend
ATP Challenger (15-8)
ITF Futures (6-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (14-7)
Clay (7-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Aug 1999 Uruguay F2, Jose-Ignacio Futures Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel 6-7, 7-5, 6-3
Win 2-0 Oct 1999 Paraguay F3, Asuncion Futures Clay Hungary Gergely Kisgyorgy 7-5, 6-1
Win 3-0 Jun 2000 Mexico F3, Merida Futures Hard Argentina Ignacio Hirigoyen 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Win 4-0 Sep 2000 Brazil F1, Vitoria Futures Clay Brazil Julio Silva 6-4, 6-3
Loss 4-1 Feb 2001 USA F4, Corpus Christi Futures Hard South Africa Damien Roberts 4-6, 2-6
Win 5-1 Apr 2001 Brazil F2, Teresopolis Futures Clay Argentina Rodrigo Cerdera 6-2, 6-4
Win 6-1 May 2001 USA F11, Vero Beach Futures Clay France Thomas Dupre 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Win 7-1 Jul 2001 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Alexandre Simoni 7-6(8-6), 4-6, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 7-2 Dec 2001 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Challenger Hard Denmark Kristian Pless 1-6, 1-6
Loss 7-3 Mar 2002 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Hard Peru Ivan Miranda 3-6, 4-6
Win 8-3 Jul 2002 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Challenger Hard Germany Maximilian Abel 7-6(7-2), 6-3
Win 9-3 Aug 2002 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Alexandre Simoni 6-3, 6-3
Loss 9-4 Oct 2003 Quito, Ecuador Challenger Clay Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti 3-6, 7-6(10-8), 3-6
Win 10-4 Nov 2003 Puebla, Mexico Challenger Hard Germany Markus Hantschk 7-6(7-5), 6-4
Loss 10-5 Aug 2004 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarevic 4-6, 7-5, 4-6
Win 11-5 Aug 2004 Gramado, Brazil Challenger Hard Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarevic 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Win 12-5 Jan 2005 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-0)
Win 13-5 Apr 2006 Florianopolis, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Diego Junqueira 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(7-4)
Win 14-5 Jul 2006 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Challenger Hard Germany Ivo Klec 6-3, 6-4
Loss 14-6 Mar 2008 Leon, Mexico Challenger Hard Mexico Bruno Echagaray 0-6, 6-3, 6-7(6-8)
Loss 14-7 Jul 2008 Manta, Ecuador Challenger Hard Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti 2-6, 4-6
Win 15-7 Jan 2009 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Chile Paul Capdeville 6-2, 6-4
Win 16-7 Aug 2009 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6(7-2), 6-4
Win 17-7 Jan 2010 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Argentina Eduardo Schwank 6-3, 6-1
Loss 17-8 Apr 2010 Curitiba, Brazil Challenger Clay Germany Dominik Meffert 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 2-6
Loss 17-9 Aug 2010 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Challenger Hard South Africa Izak Van Der Merwe 6-7(6-8), 3-6
Win 18-9 Aug 2010 Salvador, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Thiago Alves 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Win 19-9 Jan 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Rafael Camilo 6-2, 6-1
Win 20-9 Oct 2011 Recife, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Rogerio Dutra Silva 7-6(7-5), 6-3
Win 21-9 Oct 2011 Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Eduardo Schwank 6-4, 6-2


Doubles: 16 (3-13)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-12)
ITF Futures (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-6)
Clay (2-7)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2001 Brazil F3, Sao Paulo Futures Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel Argentina Diego Veronelli
Brazil Adriano Ferreira
3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 2001 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Ricardo Schlachter Mexico Alejandro Hernandez
Brazil Andre Sa
7-6(8-6), 6-7(5-7), 5-7
Loss 0-3 Sep 2001 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel Brazil Adriano Ferreira
Argentina Edgardo Massa
walkover
Loss 0-4 Jun 2002 Andorra Challenger, Andorra Challenger Hard Chile Hermes Gamonal South Africa Shaun Rudman
South Africa Wesley Moodie
2-6, 1-6
Loss 0-5 Jun 2003 Andorra Challenger, Andorra Challenger Hard Brazil Alexandre Simoni South Africa Rik De Voest
Finland Tuomas Ketola
4-6, 6-3, 4-6
Win 1-5 Oct 2003 Quito, Ecuador Challenger Clay Brazil Alexandre Simoni Brazil Ricardo Schlachter
United States Hugo Armando
6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-6 Jul 2004 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Henrique Mello Mexico Alejandro Hernandez
Brazil Andre Sa
4-6, 4-6
Win 2-6 Jul 2004 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Challenger Hard Peru Ivan Miranda Mexico Alejandro Hernandez
Brazil Andre Sa
6-3, 6-4
Loss 2-7 Jul 2005 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Brazil Carlos Berlocq Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
Romania Gabriel Trifu
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 2-8 May 2006 Tunica Resorts, United States Challenger Clay United States Hugo Armando United States Jeff Morrison
United States Bobby Reynolds
6-3, 6-7)5-7), [9-11]
Loss 2-9 Oct 2007 Quito, Ecuador Challenger Clay United States Hugo Armando Argentina Brian Dabul
Brazil Marcos Daniel
6-4, 5-7, [7-10]
Loss 2-10 Sep 2008 Quito, Ecuador Challenger Clay Brazil Caio Zampieri Argentina Leonardo Mayer
United States Hugo Armando
5-7, 2-6
Loss 2-11 Jul 2009 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel Argentina Sebastian Prieto
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
4-6, 5-7
Loss 2-12 Aug 2009 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Caio Zampieri Brazil Rodrigo Guidolin
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
4-6, 2-6
Win 3-12 Nov 2001 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay Brazil Franco Ferreiro Argentina Diego Junqueira
Spain David Marrero
6-3, 6-3
Loss 3-13 Aug 2010 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Caio Zampieri Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil Andre Sa
6-7(5-7), 3-6


Grand Slam performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A A Q2 1R 2R 1R A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 5 2-5 29%
French Open A Q2 Q1 1R 1R Q1 Q1 A Q1 1R 1R A 0 / 4 0-4 0%
Wimbledon A Q2 Q2 Q1 1R A Q2 Q2 Q1 1R 2R A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
US Open Q3 Q2 Q3 3R 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 4-5 44%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 2-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 1-4 1-2 0 / 17 7-17 29%
Year-end ranking 133 144 128 71 111 134 257 198 151 76 85 286
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q1 1R A A A Q2 2R 2R Q1 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Miami Open A Q1 Q1 2R 2R Q2 2R A 1R 1R 1R Q1 0 / 6 3-6 33%
Madrid A A A Q1 Q1 A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Toronto/Montreal A A A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Cincinnati A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-4 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 / 11 6-11 35%

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