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Bruno Soares

Bruno Soares
Country (sports)  Brazil
Residence Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Born (1982-02-27) February 27, 1982
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money U$ 2,753,824
Singles
Career record 2–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 221 (March 22, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open Q2 (2004)
Wimbledon Q1 (2004)
US Open Q1 (2004)
Doubles
Career record 302–191 (61.26%)
Career titles 20
Highest ranking No. 3 (October 7, 2013)
Current ranking No. 21 (October 12, 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2012)
French Open SF (2008, 2013)
Wimbledon QF (2009, 2014, 2015)
US Open F (2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2013)
Olympic Games QF (2012)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2015)
French Open SF (2014)
Wimbledon F (2013)
US Open W (2012, 2014)
Last updated on: October 13, 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.[1] He was the third Brazilian tennis player to achieve this, after Maria Bueno and Thomaz Koch.

Contents

  • International career 1
    • 2008 1.1
    • 2009 1.2
    • 2010 1.3
    • 2011 1.4
    • 2012 1.5
    • 2013 1.6
  • Significant finals 2
    • Grand Slam finals 2.1
      • Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up) 2.1.1
      • Mixed doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up) 2.1.2
    • Masters 1000 finals 2.2
      • Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up) 2.2.1
  • ATP career finals 3
    • Doubles: 40 (20 titles, 20 runners-up) 3.1
  • Doubles performance timeline 4
    • Mixed doubles performance timeline 4.1
  • References 5
  • External links 6

International career

2008

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.[2]

In November 29, he married Bruna Alvim.

2009

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.[2]

2010

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.[2]

2011

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.[2]

2012

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.

On July, he ended his partnership with Butorac and began a new partnership with Alexander Peya. In the first tournament of the new partnership, they were runners-up of the ATP 250 Bastad.[2]

Participating at London 2012 with Marcelo Melo, Soares reached the quarterfinals after defeating the duo Berdych / Stepanek by 24–22 in the last set.[3][4]

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.[5] Since the Gustavo Kuerten triple crown at Roland Garros 2001, a Brazilian had not won a Grand Slam professional title.[6] Soares / Makarova won $150,000 as a prize for the title.[7]

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.[2]

2013

Soares at the French Open 2013
Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya

2013 was the best year in the Soares' career. In January, he won the ATP 250 Auckland,[8] 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—[9] and reached the semifinals of the ATP 500 in Memphis and Acapulco.[2]

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.[2][10] 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.[11]

In preparation for Wimbledon, Soares was runner-up in the ATP 250 Queens and champion of the ATP 250 Eastbourne, reaching its 200th victory.[12] 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.[13] 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.[2]

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.[14] 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.[15] At the end of October, Soares and Peya became two-time champions of the ATP 500 Valencia, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final.[16]

2015

October confirmed will pair up with Britain's Jamie Murray in coming season.[17]

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2013 US Open Hard Alexander Peya Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
1–6, 3–6

Mixed doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 US Open Hard Ekaterina Makarova Květa Peschke
Marcin Matkowski
6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]
Runner-up 2013 Wimbledon Grass Lisa Raymond Kristina Mladenovic
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 2–6, 6–8
Winner 2014 US Open Hard Sania Mirza Abigail Spears
Santiago González
6–1, 2–6, [11–9]

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 Monte Carlo Clay Juan Ignacio Chela Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2013 Madrid Clay Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
2–6, 3–6
Winner 2013 Montreal Hard Alexander Peya Andy Murray
Colin Fleming
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2013 Paris Hard (i) Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2014 Indian Wells Hard Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2014 Toronto Hard Alexander Peya Ivan Dodig
Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–3

ATP career finals

Doubles: 40 (20 titles, 20 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–4)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (5–3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (13–12)
Finals by Surface
Hard (10–10)
Clay (7–7)
Grass (3–3)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by Location
Outdoors (12–18)
Indoors (8–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. June 16, 2008 Nottingham Open, Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Kevin Ullyett Jeff Coetzee
Jamie Murray
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 1. August 10, 2008 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States Hard Kevin Ullyett Marc Gicquel
Robert Lindstedt
6–7(6–8), 3–6
Runner-up 2. August 29, 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States Hard Kevin Ullyett Julian Knowle
Jürgen Melzer
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 2. October 25, 2009 If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Kevin Ullyett Simon Aspelin
Paul Hanley
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 3. January 11, 2010 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Marcelo Melo Marcus Daniell
Horia Tecău
5–7, 4–6
Winner 3. May 22, 2010 Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France Clay Marcelo Melo Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
1–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. August 1, 2010 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Marcelo Melo Johan Brunström
Jarkko Nieminen
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [9–11]
Runner-up 5. September 26, 2010 Open de Moselle, Metz, France Hard Marcelo Melo Dustin Brown
Rogier Wassen
3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. February 5, 2011 Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile Clay Marcelo Melo Łukasz Kubot
Oliver Marach
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 5. February 12, 2011 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Marcelo Melo Pablo Andújar
Daniel Gimeno-Traver
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 6. February 26, 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Marcelo Melo Victor Hănescu
Horia Tecău
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. April 17, 2011 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Juan Ignacio Chela Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. October 23, 2011 If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Marcelo Melo Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
1–6, 3–6
Winner 6. February 19, 2012 Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil Clay (i) Eric Butorac Michal Mertiňák
André Sá
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 9. July 15, 2012 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Alexander Peya Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecău
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 7. September 30, 2012 Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Alexander Peya Colin Fleming
Ross Hutchins
5–7, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 8. October 7, 2012 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Alexander Peya Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 9. October 21, 2012 If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Marcelo Melo Robert Lindstedt
Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(4–7), 7–5, [10–6]
Winner 10. October 28, 2012 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Alexander Peya David Marrero
Fernando Verdasco
6–3, 6–2
Winner 11. January 12, 2013 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Colin Fleming Johan Brunström
Frederik Nielsen
7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–2)
Winner 12. February 17, 2013 Brazil Open, São Paulo, Brazil Clay (i) Alexander Peya František Čermák
Michal Mertiňák
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 13. April 28, 2013 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain Clay Alexander Peya Robert Lindstedt
Daniel Nestor
5–7, 7–6(9–7), [10–4]
Runner-up 10. May 12, 2013 Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. June 16, 2013 AEGON Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–4, 5–7, [3–10]
Winner 14. June 21, 2013 AEGON International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Alexander Peya Colin Fleming
Jonathan Marray
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 12. July 21, 2013 International German Open, Hamburg, Germany Clay Alexander Peya Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 15. August 11, 2013 Rogers Cup, Montreal, Canada Hard Alexander Peya Andy Murray
Colin Fleming
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 13. September 7, 2013 US Open, New York, United States Hard Alexander Peya Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
1–6, 3–6
Winner 16. October 27, 2013 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–3), 6–7(1–7), [13–11]
Runner-up 14. November 3, 2013 BNP Paribas Masters, Paris, France Hard (i) Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. January 3, 2014 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Alexander Peya Tomáš Berdych
Jan Hájek
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. January 11, 2014 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Alexander Peya Julian Knowle
Marcelo Melo
6–4, 3–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 17. March 16, 2014 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, United States Hard Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
4–6, 3–6
Winner 17. June 15, 2014 Aegon Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass Alexander Peya Jamie Murray
John Peers
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–4]
Runner-up 18. June 21, 2014 Aegon International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Alexander Peya Treat Huey
Dominic Inglot
5–7, 7–5, [8–10]
Runner-up 19. July 20, 2014 International German Open, Hamburg, Germany Clay Alexander Peya Marin Draganja
Florin Mergea
4–6, 5–7
Winner 18. August 10, 2014 Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada Hard Alexander Peya Ivan Dodig
Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–3
Winner 19. May 3, 2015 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Alexander Peya Alexander Zverev
Mischa Zverev
4–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 20. June 14, 2015 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Grass Alexander Peya Rohan Bopanna
Florin Mergea
5–7, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 20. November 1, 2015 Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Alexander Peya Jamie Murray
John Peers
7–5, 7–5

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
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 QF 0 / 8 21-8
Wimbledon A A A 1R QF 2R 2R 2R 3R QF QF 0 / 8 14–8
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 7–3 0 / 30 59–30
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 QF 0 / 7 8–7
Rome A A A A SF 2R A A 2R 2R 2R 0 / 5 3–5
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A A SF 1R 2R A F QF 1R 0 / 6 7–6
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 4–5 2 / 49 52–47
Year End Ranking 241 1637 192 23 22 35 19 19 3 10

Mixed doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R A QF 2R QF SF 0 / 6 8–6
French Open A QF 2R QF 1R QF SF 1R 0 / 7 10–7
Wimbledon 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R F QF 0 / 7 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 3–1 2 / 26 43–24

References

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  5. ^ Soares and Makarova in the Mixed Doubles final
  6. ^ Soares and Marakova are US Open champions
  7. ^ US Open 2012 Prize Money
  8. ^ Bruno Soares confirms favoritism and is champion in Auckland doubles
  9. ^ Inspired alongside Peya, Soares gives a show in the tiebreaker and conquers triple crown in São Paulo
  10. ^ 'Follow the dance': Bruno Soares celebrates runner-up in Madrid and rise in the rankings
  11. ^ With peya, Soares lose to Bryan brothers in Paris, but will enter the top 10
  12. ^ Besides peya, Soares surpasses British and won title and his 200th win
  13. ^ Bruno goes to the mixed doubles final, and seeks second Slam
  14. ^ Soares and Peya finishes runner-up at NY doubles
  15. ^ Soares became the world number 3 and hits Cassio Motta mark: "An honor"
  16. ^ Soares and peya put an end to starvation against Bryan brothers, and win the ATP Valencia
  17. ^

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