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Ricardo Mello will retire at the Brasil Open

It was announced now that the brazilian Ricardo Mello has earned a wildcard for the main draw of the Brasil Open and that this is gonna be the last tournament of his career.

The 32 years old Brazilian turned pro in 1999 and has one ATP title in Delray Beach in 2004.

He said he is tired of the routine of training and that playing professional tennis has become a tiring activity rather than a pleasure one.

Mello was semifinalist of the Brasil Open in 2005 when he lost to Rafael Nadal, and in 2010/2011 when he lost to Ferrero and Dolgopolov.

He also has 15 challenger titles.

Full article in portuguese: http://www.dgwcomunicacao.com.br/sit...rar-a-carreira

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Re: Ricardo Mello will retire at the Brasil Open

Would be nice if he could end his career avenging his 2005 loss against Rafa there.
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Good hardcourt player actually.

Federer / Haas / Safin / Gaudio / Kuerten / Youzhny / Nadal / Gonzalez / Ljubicic / Hewitt / Soderling / Wawrinka / Coria / Nalbandian / Kohlschreiber
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Re: Ricardo Mello will retire at the Brasil Open

Mello facts:

Turned pro in 1999
Record in ATP: 60-93
Career High Ranking: 50th
Prize Money Won: 1,479,000$
Height: 175 cm

Played with Babolat.

Record in Davis Cup: 8-7

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Re: Ricardo Mello will retire at the Brasil Open

I miss watching Mello Yellow.

Best Wishes for him after his tennis career.
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Shame, but haven't seen him in forever anyway
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Nice fella who achieved a lot more than many noticed. Ricardo deserves a good send-off and a happy retirement!
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Re: Ricardo Mello will retire at the Brasil Open

All Mello Challenger titles



2011 Sao Paulo Challenger (H); Recife Challenger (H); Sao Jose do Rio Preto Challenger (CL);
2010 Sao Paulo Challenger (H); Salvador Challenger (H);
2009 Sao Paulo Challenger (H); Brasilia Challenger (H);
2006 Florianopolis 2 Challenger (CL); Campos do Jordao Challenger (H);
2005 Sao Paulo Challenger (H);
2004 Gramado Challenger (H); Delray Beach (H);
2003 Puebla Challenger (H);
2002 Campos do Jordao Challenger (H); Belo Horizonte Challenger (H);
2001 Campos do Jordao Challenger (H)

His year end rankings

2012 283 220
2011 85 595
2010 76 403
2009 151 287
2008 199 370
2007 251 224
2006 133 268
2005 112 172
2004 70 222
2003 138 266
2002 134 312
2001 149 297
2000 309 1186

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Bad for the game

Hope he enjoys post tennis life.

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Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

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Enjoyable player to watch who will be missed. I hope he has a good last tournament.

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