|September 10, 1976|
|Place of Birth|
Gustavo Kuerten (Portuguese pronunciation: ; born 10 September 1976), nicknamed Guga, is a retired World No. 1 tennis player from Brazil. He won the French Open singles title three times (1997, 2000, and 2001), and was the Tennis Masters Cup champion in 2000. Kuerten suffered many problems with injuries which resulted in his non-attendances at many tournaments between 2002 and 2005. After a few failed attempted comebacks, he retired from top-level tennis in May 2008. During his career he won 20 singles and 8 doubles titles.
He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2016, he was asked to be the torch bearer for the Rio Olympics.
As a junior player in South America, Guga won many of the most important tournaments in the region. He often played in an age group above his.
After two years as a professional, Kuerten rose to the position of No. 2 player in Brazil, behind Fernando Meligeni, and he had his then highest point by helping the Brazil Davis Cup team defeat Austria in 1996 and reach the competition's first division, the World Group.
|Height||6 ft 3 in / 190 cm|
|Weight||185 lb / 84 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Hair Color||Light brown|
|Race / ethnicity||Middle eastern|