Gastao Elias Bio

  • Nickname is “PePe”
  • Started playing tennis aged four with his father
  • Speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish
  • Father, Gastao, is a businessman and former motocross sportsman; mother, Dolores, works with her husband; one sister, Beatriz
  • Resides in Bradenton, Florida, and also in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Favourite surface is hard and shot is forehand
  • Favourite tournament is Estoril
  • Idols growing up were James Blake and Roger Federer
  • Hobbies include playing video games and football, plus surfing
  • When he was younger, he wanted to be “an ice hockey play, I have no idea why”
  • Favourite teams include Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool and Real Madrid
  • Physical trainer is Cassiano Costa (since 2009).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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