|Residence||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Born||11 May 1945|
Porto Alegre, Brazil
|Turned pro||1968 (amateur tour from 1962)|
|Plays||Left-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 12 (1967, World's Top 20)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||QF (1968)|
|US Open||QF (1963)|
|Career record||111–99 (Open era)|
|Career titles||3 (Open era)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1975)|
Thomaz Koch (born 11 May 1945), is a left-handed former tennis player from Brazil, who was a quarter-finalist at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. National Championships.
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He won at least 14 singles titles (3 in the Open era) and 3 Open era doubles titles.Whilst Koch's career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24 (achieved on December 20, 1974), he ranked inside the Top 20 in the 1960s before the invention of the ATP rankings, peaking at World No. 12.
He won two Gold medals in the men's tennis competition at the 1967 Pan American Games. He also won the Wimbledon Plate twice.
The fifth Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from July 23 to August 6, 1967.
|Win||1.||1969||Caracas, Venezuela||Hard||8–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4|
|Win||2.||1969||Washington, U.S.||Hard||7–5, 9–7, 4–6, 2–6, 6–4|
|Win||3.||1971||Caracas, Venezuela||Hard||7–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|Loss||1.||1976||Khartoum, Sudan||Hard||4–6, 7–6, 4–6, 3–6|
|Loss||2.||1976||Nuremberg, Germany||Carpet||6–2, 3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||1.||1968||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 4–6|
|Loss||2.||1969||London/Queen's Club, UK||Grass||6–8, 3–6|
|Loss||3.||1971||Salisbury, U.S.||Carpet||3–6, 6–4, 6–7|
|Win||1.||1971||Macon, U.S.||Hard||6–3, 7–6|
|Loss||4.||1971||Hampton, U.S.||Hard (i)||4–6, 6–4, 5–7|
|Win||2.||1971||Caracas, Venezuela||Clay||6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 7–6|
|Loss||5.||1972||Washington, D.C., U.S.||Carpet||4–6, 3–6|
|Loss||6.||1974||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||5–7, 6–0, 1–6, 8–9|
|Win||3.||1975||Istanbul, Turkey||Outdoor||6–2, 6–2, 6–2|
|Loss||7.||1982||Itaparica, Brazil||Carpet||6–7, 1–2, RET.|
|Win||1975||French Open||Clay||6–4, 7–6|
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