João Soares (tennis)

João Soares (born April 25, 1951[1] in Limeira) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil.[2]

Soares found most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career, he won three doubles titles. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of no. 49 in 1980.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1979 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Marcos Hocevar   Tomáš Šmíd
  Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 5–7
Loss 2. 1980 Santiago, Chile Clay   Carlos Kirmayr   Belus Prajoux
  Ricardo Ycaza
6–4, 6–7, 4–6
Win 1. 1981 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Marcos Hocevar   Jaime Fillol
  Álvaro Fillol
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Win 2. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet   Givaldo Barbosa   Thomaz Koch
  José Schmidt
7–6, 2–1, ret.
Win 3. 1983 Bahia, Brazil Hard   Givaldo Barbosa   Ricardo Cano
  Thomaz Koch
Loss 3. 1984 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Givaldo Barbosa   Heinz Günthardt
  Markus Günthardt
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 4. 1985 Stuttgart Outdoor, West Germany Clay   Andy Kohlberg   Ivan Lendl
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 4–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joao Soares | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  2. ^ Abril, Editora (1984-05-18). Placar Magazine (in Portuguese). Editora Abril.

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