17-year-old Brazilian is sixth in PIF ATP Live Race To Jeddah

Can Joao Fonseca add grass-court success to his breakout year on the ATP Tour?

The #NextGenATP Brazilian will next week compete as a wild card at the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle, the tournament announced Friday. It will be the 17-year-old’s first tour-level appearance on grass.

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Fonseca began the year outside the Top 700 of the PIF ATP Rankings, but is currently at a career-high No. 224 after a strong six months. He has racked up an 11-7 record on the ATP Challenger Tour in 2024, while his 5-5 ATP Tour record this season includes quarter-final runs as a wild card in Rio de Janeiro and Bucharest.

Currently sixth in the PIF ATP Live Race To Jeddah, Fonseca will hope to take advantage of another wild card opportunity at tour-level on the lawns of Halle. He has already notched a grass-court milestone this month: Nine days ago, Fonseca beat former World No. 14 Kyle Edmund in his first ATP Challenger Tour match on the surface in Surbiton. This week, the Brazilian is into the second round at another Challenger event in Nottingham.

World No. 1 Jannik Sinner and No. 4 Alexander Zverev lead the field at the Terra Wortmann Open, where main-draw action runs from 17-23 June. The defending champion is Alexander Bublik.