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Old 01-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default 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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Old 01-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Would be nice if he could end his career avenging his 2005 loss against Rafa there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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Good hardcourt player actually.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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I miss watching Mello Yellow.

Best Wishes for him after his tennis career.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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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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Who now?
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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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Enjoyable player to watch who will be missed. I hope he has a good last tournament.
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