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Thomaz Koch

For other people with a similar name, see Thomas Koch (disambiguation).
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Thomaz Koch
Country Brazil
Residence Porto Alegre, Brazil
Born (1945-05-11) May 11, 1945 (age 70)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1962)</td></tr>
Retired 1985</td></tr>
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)</td></tr>
Singles
Career record 129–119 (Open era)</td></tr>
Career titles 14</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 12 (1967, World's Top 20)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1968)</td></tr>
Wimbledon QF (1967)</td></tr>
US Open QF (1963)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 111–99 (Open era)</td></tr>
Career titles 3 (Open era)</td></tr>
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1975)</td></tr>

Last updated on: November 8, 2012.</td></tr></table>

Thomaz Koch
Medal record
Men's Tennis
Competitor for 23x15px Brazil
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg Men's Singles
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg Men's Doubles

Thomaz Koch (born May 11, 1945 in Porto Alegre), is a left-handed 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 (3 in the Open era) and 3 Open era doubles titles.[1] Whilst Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was World 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 World 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.

Career highlights

Open era singles finals (3-2)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1969 Caracas, Venezuela Clay 23x15px Mark Cox 8–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1969 Washington, U.S. Hard 23x15px Arthur Ashe 7–5, 9–7, 4–6, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay 23x15px Manuel Orantes 7–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1976 Khartoum, Sudan Hard 23x15px Mike Estep 4–6, 7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1976 Nuremberg, Germany Carpet 23x15px Frew McMillan 6–2, 3–6, 4–6

Open era doubles finals (3-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1968 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px José Mandarino 23x15px Carlos Fernández
23x15px Patricio Rodríguez
2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1969 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass 23x15px Ove Nils Bengtson 23x15px Owen Davidson
23x15px Dennis Ralston
6–8, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Clark Graebner 23x15px Juan Gisbert, Sr.
23x15px Manuel Orantes
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 1. 1971 Macon, U.S. Hard 23x15px Clark Graebner 23x15px Željko Franulović
23x15px Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Clark Graebner 23x15px Ilie Năstase
23x15px Ion Țiriac
4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay 23x15px Edison Mandarino 23x15px Gerald Battrick
23x15px Peter Curtis
6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet 23x15px Clark Graebner 23x15px Tom Edlefsen
23x15px Cliff Richey
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 23x15px Roy Emerson 23x15px José Higueras
23x15px Manuel Orantes
5–7, 6–0, 1–6, 8–9
Winner 3. 1975 Istanbul, Turkey Outdoor 23x15px Colin Dibley 23x15px Colin Dowdeswell
23x15px John Feaver
6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet 23x15px Jose Schmidt 23x15px Givaldo Barbosa
23x15px João Soares
6–7, 1–2, RET.
Runner-up 8. 1983 Bahia, Brazil Hard 23x15px Ricardo Cano 23x15px Givaldo Barbosa
23x15px João Soares

Mixed doubles: (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1975 French Open 23x15px Fiorella Bonicelli 23x15px Jaime Fillol
23x15px Pam Teeguarden
6–4, 7–6

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