Ricardo Mello

Intro Brazilian tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Brazil
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 December 1980, Campinas, Brazil
Star sign Sagittarius
Residence Campinas, Brazil
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

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 2001) 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.


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.


Mello won his lone ATP title at Delray Beach, defeating Vincent Spadea in the final.


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 set 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.


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

ATP career titles

Singles: 1

Titles by Surface
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–0)
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 13 September 2004 Delray Beach, United States Hard Vincent Spadea 7–6, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timeline

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 2–5
French Open 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q2 Q2 Q1 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
US Open 3R 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 4–5
Win–Loss 2–3 2–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 1–2 0 / 17 7–17
Year-end ranking 70 112 133 251 199 151 76 85

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