Nuno Borges
Nuno Borges
Nuno Borges
Nuno Borges
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Speaks both Portuguese and English.
    • Only child to mother, Virginia, and father, Paolo, who is a former Portuguese national champion in volleyball.
    • Began playing tennis at age 6 with his family at a club in their hometown of Maia. Also liked to swim, but dedicated more time to tennis.
    • Played college tennis at Mississippi State University for 4 years (2016-19), earning a degree in kinesiology and reaching 2019 NCAA singles final.
    • Favourite tournament is Estoril.
    • Idol growing up was Roger Federer: "Roger has been my one and only since the early days. Just learning how to be a professional, competing and playing matches, you really value what he does on court. How you stay calm and positive during crazy points."
    • Best advice received: "My coach Rui Machado told me that you don't win when you want to, you win when you're able to do it. It sounds better in Portuguese: Não é quando queres, é quando consegues. Sometimes you can feel great in a match, the conditions are great and everything is aligned for you to win, but somehow you don't. And when you least expect it, you're able to do it."
    • Favourite sports team is Portuguese football club FC Porto.
    • Enjoys listening to Coldplay.
    • Biggest passion outside tennis is sightseeing and travel.
    • Perfect day without tennis is relaxing at home and going to the nearby zoo in Maia.
    • Diagnosed as partially deaf in left ear.
    • Underwent left wrist surgery in 2019.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY 2024)

    • Became the 2nd Portuguese man to break inside Top 50 in PIF ATP Rankings history (since 1973), reaching career-high No. 46 in February 2024.
    • Defeated No. 13 Dimitrov for biggest win of career to reach 1st Grand Slam 4R at 2024 Australian Open, becoming the first Portuguese in fourth round in tournament’s history.
    • Captured the Challenger title in Phoenix before winning a first-round qualifying match at 2023 ATP Masters 1000 Miami within 24 hours.
    • Advanced to 10 Challenger finals, winning titles at 2021 Antalya-3, 2022 Barletta, 2023 Monterrey, 2023-24 Phoenix and 2023 Maia in his hometown.
    • Five-time All-American during 4-year college career at Mississippi State University, posting 31-match win streak that ended in his last match (l. to Jubb in 2019 NCAA singles final).


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