Joao Souza Bio


  • Full name is Jo„o Olavo Soares de Souza
  • Nicknamed, 'Feij„o' (which means 'bean' in English)
  • "Because of my colour and I like beans"
  • Father, Milton Soares de Souza Junior, and mother, Maria AngÍla Lima
  • Started playing tennis aged†nine in Mogi das Cruzes, at the Clube de Campo Mogi das Cruzes after watching his dad and sister Maria Clara play
  • Moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2005 and since then trains with Ricardo Acioly, former Davis Cup captain and Fernando Meligeni's coach
  • Plays with two-handed backhand
  • Favourite surface is clay courts
  • Idol growing up was Gustavo Kuerten
  • Has a weird ability to count letters in a sentence. In a Davis Cup tie, players would challenge his ability on a daily basis and he never missed one
  • Likes to listen to music, surf the internet and relax on the beach.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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