As of Monday, November 2, Freedoms star Marcelo Melo is officially the new no. 1 doubles player in the world!
Melo won the 2014 Mylan WTT Male MVP Award in his first season with the Freedoms and led Philly to a second consecutive playoff berth in 2015. He has leaped to the forefront of the tennis world in 2015 with a variety of notable achievements, including:
- First player other than Bob and Mike Bryan to hold the world no. 1 ATP doubles ranking since September 3, 2012
- First Brazilian to attain an ATP no. 1 ranking since 3-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten in December 2000
- Has won 5 doubles titles in 2015 with three different partners
- Winner of the 2015 French Open Men’s Doubles championship (with Ivan Dodig), defeating the Bryan Brothers in the Final