Joao Fonseca is an upcoming Brazilin tennis wonderkid who is making a name for himself in the tennis world, find out more about him, his age, height and college
The teenage sensation recently took to the court at the Nitto ATP Finals to practice alongside some of his favorite players.
Who is tennis player Joao Fonseca, bio, age, height, school, college, ranking, stats, career earnings
Write this: give him 1 year to enter the top 100. He will not going to Virginia College, he'll climb in the pro tour before that day. pic.twitter.com/Lm73tKv6at
— João Pinto 🎾 (@joaopintoatp) November 21, 2023
João Fonseca is so good. pic.twitter.com/YDmuGjgp9H
— MOHAMED🇵🇸 (@M_asr_10) November 21, 2023
Joao Fonseca recently had a practice session in Turin with world no. 2 Carlos Alcaraz and world no. 4 Jannik Sinner.
Notably, Alcaraz was left impressed with Joao’s shotmaking skills. A video of the practice session showed Jannik Sinner taking part in an increasingly intense practice session with Joao. The practice session reportedly took place during the morning before the Nitto ATP Finals, which began around the evening of November 12.
Joao Fonseca bio
Joao Fonseca is an upcoming Brazilian tennis player who was born on August 21, 2006, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has a career-high ATP singles ranking of 826, which he achieved on January 16, 2023. Moreover, he has a career-high ATP doubles ranking of 806, which he achieved on November 21, 2022. He plays as a right-handed (two-handed backhand) player, and he is currently coached by Guilherme Teixeira and has committed to play college tennis at UVA.
Age and height
Joao Fonseca is currently 17 years old and stands at a height of 1.85 m.
Joao Fonseca career
Fonseca is an upcoming Brazilian teenage tennis star who has proven his skills and talent on the junior circuit before going pro. Notably, the 17-year-old is currently the world no. 1 in the ITF Junior rankings, and he is currently looking to join the senior level by next year. Joao is also the winner of the 2023 US Open in juniors. He won the title after defeating the USA’s Learner Tien with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final.
Prior to his victory, Joao Fonseca reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Roland Garros, as well as Wimbledon. During an interview with ITF, Joao Fonseca shared about his tennis journey so far. He stated:
I started playing tennis when I was four years old. When I was nine or 10, I started playing tournaments in Brazil, while by 12 I was among the top five players in Brazil and often getting to semi-finals. Until the age of 12 it was always tennis and soccer, but from then I chose tennis.”
Joao also shared how he considers Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev as his favourite players. He calls his own game style “aggressive” and shared how he prefers to finish points off instead of running. Joao further added that he is now looking forward to going pro so as to avoid having no pressure, which will make him play loose.
Joao Fonseca has a total career earnings of around $28,208 from prize money so far.
Joao Fonseca has an Instagram account with the handle @joaoffonseca, with over 61.4K followers.