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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals The O2, London | NOV 13-20
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Peya & Soares: Did You Know?

Full name is Bruno Fraga Soares...Speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English...Comes from a tennis-playing family...Started playing tennis aged five...Father, Malthus, is a civil engineer. Mother, Maisa, is retired. Brother, Marcelo, works in a bank, and sister, Juliana, works for Federal police...He is married...Educated at Colegio Pitagoras, Belo Horizonte...Goal in tennis is "just to be the best player I can be. I will push myself to be the best possible and I will be happy with that"...During convalescence from knee injury in 2007, opened two fitness centres in Belo Horizonte...Inspired to focus on doubles career because "I wanted to play ATP and Grand Slam tournaments. I saw Melo and Sa competing and doing well. I knew I wouldn't be alone as the only Brazilian [on tour]"...Considers favourite surface is hard...Favourite shot is forehand...Favourite tournament is Miami...Idol growing up was Pete Sampras...Hobbies include: football, poker and enjoying time with family...Supports Cruzeiro football club and Ronaldo is one of his favourite players...Made his Davis Cup debut for Brazil in 2005...Wife, Bruna (married November 29, 2008)...Physical trainer is Chriszogno Bastos Filho.

Alexander Peya: His father, Adalbert, is the director of the Austrian Social Insurance Authority for Business...Mother, Elisabeth, is a housewife...Has one older brother, Christoph, who is a financial analyst...Both were very interesting in sports, and he considers Christoph his best friend...Began playing tennis at age 5...Also played soccer until 12-years-old before concentrating on tennis...Spent two years at Vienna Tennis Federation...At age 15, attended a sports school and practiced in Sudstadt and was sponsored by the Austrian Tennis Federation...At 17, went back to Vienna Tennis Federation...At 19, returned to Austrian Tennis Federation to take advantage of special treatment for sportsmen in military program...Worked at that time with Gunther Bresnik and Joakim Nystrom...Began working with Moshamer again in 2002...Idolized Boris Becker and Thomas Muster...Prefers fasters surfaces like grass, carpet and hard courts...Favourite shots are his volley and backhand...If he weren't a tennis player, he'd play soccer...Coached by Michael Oberleitner since 2009 when in Vienna and Scott Davidoff on the tour since 2012...Physical trainer, Markus Forsthuber...Wife, Natascha; son, Noah (born June 14, 2012).

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