Andujar in, Robredo out at Sao Paolo

SAO PAULO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain advanced but former world No. 5 Tommy Robredo fell Monday in opening-round play at the Brazil Open.

Sweeting opens U.S. Clay defense with win

HOUSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Sweeting began his defense of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships with a first-round win over Ricardo Mello Tuesday.

Volandri upsets Montanes at Brazil Open

SAO PAULO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Filippo Volandri of Italy beat seventh-seeded Albert Montanes in straight sets Monday in the first round of the Brazil Open.
Djokovic wins first-rounder in rout

Djokovic wins first-rounder in rout

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic opened defense of his Australian Open title with a dominant straight-set victory Tuesday.

Dimitrov, Cuevas breeze to Clay Court wins

HOUSTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Bulgarian teen Grigor Dimitrov and Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay advanced with wins Monday in first-round play at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
Del Potro leads 1st-round winners in Miami

Del Potro leads 1st-round winners in Miami

MIAMI, March 23 (UPI) -- Juan Martin del Potro was among the first-round winners Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open, winning for the 10th time in his last 11 matches.
Almagro to play for title in Brazil

Almagro to play for title in Brazil

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nicolas Almagro overcame a slow start Friday to defeat Juan Ignacio Chela and earn a spot in the championship match of the Brazil Open.

Blake advances at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- James Blake and David Nalbandian both won in straight sets Friday, advancing to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Ferrero reaches Brazilian semifinals

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero coasted into the semifinals of the Brazil Open Friday, rolling past qualifier Carlos Berlocq in straight sets.
Montanes heads to second round in Brazil

Montanes heads to second round in Brazil

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain won his opening match Monday in the Brasil Open, topping Simon Greul of Germany in straight sets.

Mello wins at rainy Miami tourney

MIAMI, March 22 (UPI) -- Brazil's Ricardo Mello topped Czech Jan Hernych Wednesday in the opening round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami and will next face second-seed Rafael Nadal.

Mello beats Spadea to win in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Brazilian Ricardo Mello upset top-seeded American Vince Spadea in straight sets Sunday to win the International Tennis Championships.

Spadea, Mello in Delray Beach final

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- American Vince Spadea and Brazilian Ricardo Mello won in straight sets Saturday to advance to the title match at the International Tennis Championships.

Ancic reaches semifinals

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic of Croatia moved into the semifinals Friday at the International Tennis Championships.

Fish ousted in second round

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Brazilian Ricardo Mello upset Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish Wednesday night in the second round of the International Tennis Championships.
Ricardo Mello

Ricardo Mello is a Brazilian tennis player. His preference is for the clay court. He has had the occasional win in hard court tournaments. His best singles rank was 50th in 2005. He has won a singles tournament on the pro tour and plays most of his tennis in Challenger tournaments, where he has won eleven single titles and three double titles.

Ricardo was born in the city of Campinas, Brazil and it was there at the age of 3 he started to play tennis. At the age of 15 he drew a wildcard into a tournament in his hometown. He lost this tournament to veteran and French Open winner Gustavo Kuerten. However he gained his first ATP career points. In 1999 Ricardo won his first futures in Uruguay and Paraguay.

The current sponsor for his clothes, shoes and racquets is Babolat.

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