Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Portuguese, English, and Spanish
Coaching Career Highlights
- Coached a number of top players including Marcelo Rios, Gabriela Sabatini, Fernando Meligeni, Nicolas Pereira, Andre Sa, Hernan Gumy, Javier Frana and Alexandre Simoni.
- Successes include a French Open semifinal (Meligeni), an Australian Open semifinal (Sabatini) and quarterfinal (Rios) and several ATP titles in singles and doubles. Captain of the Brazilian Davis Cup Team and Brazilian National Coach for the Sydney Olympic Games.
- Speaks three languages, in addition to basic Italian and French.
- A graduate of University of South Carolina with a degree in Marketing and Systems Analysis.
- Likes to sing and play guitar, enjoys cart racing and likes to spend time on the beach at Angra dos Reis.
- Married to Daniela with daughter Julia and son Lucca.