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Thomaz Koch

Thomaz Koch
Country Brazil
Residence Porto Alegre, Brazil
Born (1945-05-11) May 11, 1945
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired 1985
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 129–119 (Open era)
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 12 (1967, World's Top 20)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1968)
Wimbledon QF (1967)
US Open QF (1963)
Career record 111–99 (Open era)
Career titles 3 (Open era)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1975)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1966, 1971)
Last updated on: November 8, 2012.
Thomaz Koch
Medal record
Men's Tennis
Competitor for  Brazil
Pan American Games
Gold 1967 Winnipeg Men's Singles
Gold 1967 Winnipeg Men's Doubles

Thomaz Koch (born May 11, 1945 in Porto Alegre), is a left-handed former tennis player from Brazil, who was a quarter-finalist at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. National Championships.

He won at least 14 singles titles (3 in the Open era) and 3 Open era doubles titles.[1] Whilst Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24 (achieved on December 20, 1974), he ranked inside the Top 20 in the 1960s before the invention of the ATP rankings, peaking at World No. 12.[2]

He won two Gold medals in the men's tennis competition at the 1967 Pan American Games.


  • Career highlights 1
    • Open era singles finals (3-2) 1.1
    • Open era doubles finals (3-8) 1.2
    • Mixed doubles: (1) 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Career highlights

Open era singles finals (3-2)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1969 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Mark Cox 8–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1969 Washington, U.S. Hard Arthur Ashe 7–5, 9–7, 4–6, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Manuel Orantes 7–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1976 Khartoum, Sudan Hard Mike Estep 4–6, 7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1976 Nuremberg, Germany Carpet Frew McMillan 6–2, 3–6, 4–6

Open era doubles finals (3-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1968 Barcelona, Spain Clay José Mandarino Carlos Fernández
Patricio Rodríguez
2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1969 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass Ove Nils Bengtson Owen Davidson
Dennis Ralston
6–8, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet Clark Graebner Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Manuel Orantes
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 1. 1971 Macon, U.S. Hard Clark Graebner Željko Franulović
Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) Clark Graebner Ilie Năstase
Ion Țiriac
4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 1971 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Edison Mandarino Gerald Battrick
Peter Curtis
6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet Clark Graebner Tom Edlefsen
Cliff Richey
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Roy Emerson José Higueras
Manuel Orantes
5–7, 6–0, 1–6, 8–9
Winner 3. 1975 Istanbul, Turkey Outdoor Colin Dibley Colin Dowdeswell
John Feaver
6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet Jose Schmidt Givaldo Barbosa
João Soares
6–7, 1–2, RET.
Runner-up 8. 1983 Bahia, Brazil Hard Ricardo Cano Givaldo Barbosa
João Soares

Mixed doubles: (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1975 French Open Fiorella Bonicelli Jaime Fillol
Pam Teeguarden
6–4, 7–6


  1. ^ Tennis Archives
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