JĂșlio Silva

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After losing 63 62 to Capdeville in the 50,000 Challenger tournament played at the "Clube Paineiras do Morumby", Júlio Silva exclusively revealed to e-tennis.Me he was leaving tennis. "My career after 13 years has just finished" he said. "I started as a ballboy in Jundiaí, I', very happy for what tennis brought in my life. I want to thank all the peole that helped me through the years, friends and colleagues... I close my career with many incredible memories. I'm really happy".

Júlio Silva, 33, has a future in tennis however. Since last month he's head coach at the Pro Tennis Academy in Araçatuba: "I'm living there, I'm working with two players and hopefully I'll travel with them in some Futures".

He reached his best ranking at No.144 in 2009 (No.132 in the doubles ranking). He represented Brasil in the Davis Cup and played two Slams: Roland Garros in 2006 and Us Open in 2010. Besides, he won 12 Challenger titles, 4 in singles and 8 in doubles.