Gustavo Kuerten – Biography of Gustavo Kuerten

Gustavo Kuerten was born on September 10, 1976 in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

He is a Brazilian tennis player, who was nicknamed “Guga”. He has been number one in the World Ranking according to the ATP, and also managed to win the French Open 3 times. Due to repeated injuries to his back, he had to stop playing professional tennis and turned to his favorite sport, windsurfing.

Among his greatest achievements, he won the Roland Garros 3 times. His first tournament in France was achieved in 1997, when he defeated Spanish Sergi Bruguera in the final in straight sets, 6-3 6-4 and 6-2.
His second Roland Garros was won 3 years later, in 2000, defeating the Swedish Magnus Norman 6-2 6-3 2-6 7-6 in the final.
His last French Open he won in 2001, beating Spanish Alex Corretja 6-7 7-5 6-2 and 6-0 in the final.

He won a total of 28 titles of which he won 20 as singles (3 Grand Slam, 1 Tennis Masters Cup, 5 ATP Masters Series and 11 ATP Tour) and 8 as a doubles player of which all were as ATP Tour.