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|Residence||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
February 27, 1982|
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
|Height||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||U$ 2,605,021|
|Highest ranking||No. 221 (March 22, 2004)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||Q2 (2004)|
|US Open||Q1 (2004)|
|Career record||286–180 (61.37%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (October 7, 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 16 (May 25, 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012)|
|French Open||SF (2008, 2013)|
|Wimbledon||QF (2009, 2014)|
|US Open||F (2013)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2013)|
|Olympic Games||QF (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2015)|
|French Open||SF (2014)|
|US Open||W (2012, 2014)|
|Last updated on: May 25, 2015.|
Bruno Fraga Soares (born February 27, 1982, in Belo Horizonte) is a professional tennis player from Brazil. His highest singles ranking on the ATP Tour is World No. 221, which he reached in March 2004. Primarily a doubles specialist, his career-high doubles ranking is World No. 3, which he achieved in October 2013. He and his partner Dušan Vemić reached the semifinals of the 2008 French Open, losing to eventual champions Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna. In the 2012 US Open, Soares won the mixed doubles title with Ekaterina Makarova. He was the third Brazilian tennis player to achieve this, after Maria Bueno and Thomaz Koch.
- 1 International career
- 2 Significant finals
- 3 ATP career finals
- 4 Doubles performance timeline
- 5 References
- 6 External links
In early 2008, Soares won the São Paulo Challenger for the second time, rising in the doubles rankings and gaining the opportunity to compete in the main tournament circuit, the ATP tours. In 2008, Soares made a great campaign. Playing without a permanent partner, he reached the semifinals of Roland Garros and the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open. In addition, he won his first ATP doubles title in Nottingham, a grass tournament before Wimbledon.
In November 29, he married Bruna Alvim.
In 2009, Soares partnered with Kevin Ullyett from Zimbabwe, a high level doubles player who had won 32 titles and remained ranked among the top 10 for several years. They reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and Roland Garros, the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Rome and Madrid, the final of the ATP New Haven, and won his second ATP doubles title in Stockholm. At the end of the year, with the retirement of Ullyett, Soares announced a new partnership with Marcelo Melo.
In 2010, Melo and Soares reached the final of the ATP 250 Auckland at the beginning of the year. In May, they won the title of the ATP 250 Nice. In Roland Garros, Soares defeated the brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan—the world's top doubles players—and reached the quarterfinals. Subsequently, Soares and Melo reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 Hamburg, the final of the ATP 250 Gstaad, the third round of the U.S. Open, the final of the ATP 250 Metz, and the semifinals of the ATP 500 Tokyo and the ATP 250 Stockholm.
In 2011 at the South American Clay tournaments—a series of four ATP tournaments in Latin America—Melo and Soares won two consecutive titles in the ATP 250 of Chile and Brazil, and were runners-up at the ATP 500 Acapulco. In April, Soares was runner-up of the Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, playing alongside Juan Ignacio Chela. He competed in the semifinals of the ATPs 250s in Nice and Eastbourne. In August, the Melo and Soares arrived at the semifinals of the ATP 500 Washington. In October, with Soares and Melo reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 Valencia and Tokyo, and the final of the ATP 250 Stockholm. Partnered with Nicolas Almagro he was a quarterfinalist in the Masters 1000 Shanghai. In November, Soares and Melo were quarterfinalists in the Masters 1000 Paris. At the end of the year, Melo and Soares ended their partnership.
In 2012, Soares partnered with Eric Butorac and went to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and won his 6th ATP doubles title in the ATP 250 Brazil. He also reached the third round at Roland Garros.
At the U.S. Open in 2012, along with Peya, Soares reached the quarterfinals of the Men's doubles. In that tournament, partnered with Ekaterina Makarova, Soares won the biggest title of his career by becoming champion of Mixed doubles. In the first round they defeated the seeded number 2 couple Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond. In the second phase they defeated Bob Bryan and Kim Clijsters. Since the Gustavo Kuerten triple crown at Roland Garros 2001, a Brazilian had not won a Grand Slam professional title. Soares / Makarova won $150,000 as a prize for the title.
After the mixed doubles title at the U.S. Open, Soares took an impressive winning streak, winning the doubles match of the Davis Cup in Brazil against Russia and won four titles in five consecutive tournaments played. He won the ATP 250 Kuala Lumpur and the ATP 500 Tokyo, both playing with Peya; they played the Masters 1000 Shanghai but lost in the second round. Partnered with Melo he won the ATP 250 Stockholm, and the ATP 500 Valencia playing with Peya. In the Masters 1000 Paris, Soares and Peya were quarterfinalists.
2013 was the best year in the Soares' career. In January, he won the ATP 250 Auckland, alongside Scottish Colin Fleming. In February, partnered with Melo he defeated Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan at the Davis Cup in the United States. In the same month, he and Peya won the ATP 250 Brasil—Soares' third win in that tournament— and reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 in Memphis and Acapulco.
In March, Soares reached the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Indian Wells. In April, he won the ATP 500 Barcelona. In May,for the second time in his career, he was runner-up of a Masters 1000 in Madrid, losing only to the world leaders the Bryan brothers. At this point, Soares approached the top 10 doubles, staying at 11th place. In Roland Garros, Soares and Peya reached the semifinals of the tournament. With that, Soares entered the top 10, ranking 6th for doubles. Soares equaled Carlos Kirmayr's number 6 in the world in 1983 as the second-best doubles tennis player in Brazil's history.
In preparation for Wimbledon, Soares was runner-up in the ATP 250 Queens and champion of the ATP 250 Eastbourne, reaching its 200th victory. At Wimbledon, Soares was knocked out in the third round of the men's doubles. In mixed doubles, Soares reached the final of the tournament for the first time, partnered with the American Lisa Raymond. He was runner-up at the ATP 500 Hamburg in July. In August, Soares and Peya won a Masters 1000 title for the first time at the Masters 1000 Canada. With that, Soares arrived at the best doubles ranking of his career, number 4 in the world, equaling Cássio Motta as the best Brazilian doubles player of all time.
At the U.S. Open, Soares "retired" James Blake in the first round of the men's doubles. In mixed doubles, Soares reached the semifinals partnered with Anabel Medina Garrigues. In men's doubles—for the first time in his career—Soares reached a Grand Slam final. However, Peya suffered a muscle strain near the end of the semifinals game against Melo and Dodig. In the U.S.Open final, Soares could not play well because of the problem, and in the second set, Peya almost abandoned the game. Soares and Peya eventually lost the final by 2 sets to 0. With these results, Soares qualified in anticipation for the ATP Finals for the first time in his career.
On October 7, 2013, Soares became the No. 3 doubles player in the world; his best position of his career and the best position in the history of Brazilian tennis—surpassing Cassio Motta, who was No. 4 doubles in 1983. At the end of October, Soares and Peya became two-time champions of the ATP 500 Valencia, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||2013||US Open||Hard||23x15px Alexander Peya||Template:Country data IND Leander Paes
23x15px Radek Štěpánek
Mixed doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Winner||2012||US Open||Hard||23x15px Ekaterina Makarova||23x15px Květa Peschke
23x15px Marcin Matkowski
|6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]|
|Runner-up||2013||Wimbledon||Grass||23x15px Lisa Raymond||23x15px Kristina Mladenovic
23x15px Daniel Nestor
|7–5, 2–6, 6–8|
|Winner||2014||US Open||Hard||Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza||23x15px Abigail Spears
23x15px Santiago González
|6–1, 2–6, [11–9]|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Runner-up||2011||Monte Carlo||Clay||23x15px Juan Ignacio Chela||23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
|Runner-up||2013||Madrid||Clay||23x15px Alexander Peya||23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
|Winner||2013||Montreal||Hard||23x15px Alexander Peya||23x15px Andy Murray
23x15px Colin Fleming
|Runner-up||2013||Paris||Hard (i)||23x15px Alexander Peya||23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
|Runner-up||2014||Indian Wells||Hard||23x15px Alexander Peya||23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
|Winner||2014||Toronto||Hard||23x15px Alexander Peya||23x15px Ivan Dodig
23x15px Marcelo Melo
ATP career finals
Doubles: 38 (19 titles, 19 runners-up)
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||1R||QF||2R||3R||2R||0 / 7||9–7|
|French Open||A||A||A||SF||QF||QF||2R||3R||SF||2R||0 / 7||18-7|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||QF||2R||2R||2R||3R||QF||0 / 7||11–7|
|US Open||A||A||A||QF||2R||3R||2R||QF||F||QF||0 / 7||18–7|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||7–3||9–4||6–4||3–4||9–4||12–3||9–4||1–1||0 / 28||56–28|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||SF||F||1R||0 / 7||7–7|
|Miami||A||A||A||A||QF||1R||1R||1R||1R||QF||SF||0 / 7||7–7|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||F||1R||2R||QF||0 / 6||5–6|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||SF||2R||A||A||2R||2R||0 / 4||3–4|
|Madrid (Stuttgart)||A||A||A||A||SF||1R||2R||A||F||QF||0 / 5||7–5|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||2R||A||2R||A||W||W||2 / 4||9–2|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||2R||A||2R||2R||QF||QF||0 / 5||4–5|
|Shanghai||Not Held||2R||A||c||2R||A||QF||0 / 4||3–4|
|Paris||A||A||A||QF||2R||A||QF||QF||F||2R||0 / 4||4–4|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||A||A||NM1||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||7–9||0–5||11–8||1–5||10–5||14–8||3–1||2 / 43||44–39|
|Year End Ranking||241||1637||192||23||22||35||19||19||3||10|
Mixed doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||1R||A||QF||2R||QF||0 / 5||5–5|
|French Open||A||QF||2R||QF||1R||QF||SF||0 / 5||10–6|
|Wimbledon||1R||2R||3R||1R||2R||F||QF||0 / 6||10–7|
|US Open||A||1R||1R||QF||W||SF||W||2 / 6||15–4|
|Win–Loss||0–1||3–4||3–4||4–3||8–3||10–4||12–3||2 / 21||40–22|
- "Soares, Makarova take US Open mixed doubles title". The Times Of India. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- "History of the Bruno Soares games at the ATP site". ATP. 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- "Soares and Melo finally win game with length record, and pass to the quarter-finals". Globoesporte (in português). August 1, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- "Soares and Melo stop in front of the French, and say goodbye to London". Globoesporte (in português). August 2, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- Soares and Makarova in the Mixed Doubles final
- Soares and Marakova are US Open champions
- US Open 2012 Prize Money
- Bruno Soares confirms favoritism and is champion in Auckland doubles
- Inspired alongside Peya, Soares gives a show in the tiebreaker and conquers triple crown in São Paulo
- 'Follow the dance': Bruno Soares celebrates runner-up in Madrid and rise in the rankings
- With peya, Soares lose to Bryan brothers in Paris, but will enter the top 10
- Besides peya, Soares surpasses British and won title and his 200th win
- Bruno goes to the mixed doubles final, and seeks second Slam
- Soares and Peya finishes runner-up at NY doubles
- Soares became the world number 3 and hits Cassio Motta mark: "An honor"
- Soares and peya put an end to starvation against Bryan brothers, and win the ATP Valencia
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