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Gus Fernandes

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Gus Fernandes, birth name Gustavo Lobo Fernandes, was born in Curitiba, Brazil on January 18, 1974. He has dual citizenship, Brazilian and American since 2005 when he became a naturalized American citizen. Father Ernesto da Silva Fernandes and Mother Maria Elizabeth Lobo Fernandes Gus moved to America in 1993 at the age of 18 years old and enrolled at Louisiana State University where he was part of the LSU Fighting Tigers Tennis team from 1993 until 1997 reaching the number 5 position in the NCAA Rankings in 1995. He is considered a LSU Tennis great and one of the most passionate LSU student athlete of all times. Gus now resides in Naperville, Illinois and continues to contribute and donate to the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Athletic Department He reached the professional world ranking of number 1071 [1]. Sky diving accident cut his tennis professional career short. Gus turned his passion and knowledge into business. He is the president of Fernandes Companies Holdings, Inc. FCH is the parent company for Fernandes Tennis Institute, Inc, Fernandes Tennis Academy, Inc, Gus Fernandes LLC, Fernandes Event Management, Inc. He married his wife Nicole Duffy from Kenosha, WI in a small ceremony in Naples, FL in 2014. His step daughter Rachel Duffy attends the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL and his son Anderson Fernandes attends Naperville North High School[2]

Gus Fernandes is a published author. His books are:

  • Think to Win - Mental Toughness for Tennis game[3]
  • 30- Love - The Life of a Young Tennis Player[4]


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  1. "Gustavo Fernandes | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. https://naperville203.org/Domain/28
  3. Fernandes, Gus (9 June 2015). Think to Win : Mental Toughness for Tennis Game. ISBN 978-1329175563. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. 30-Love - the Life of a Young Tennis Player. 10 July 2015. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. fernandes, gus. "GUS FERNANDES". Eola Tennis Academy.
  6. "2015 LSU Men's Tennis Guide". Issuu.
  7. "2015 LSU Men's Tennis Guide". Issuu.
  8. Stories, Local. "Meet Gus Fernandes of Eola Tennis Academy - Voyage Chicago | Chicago City Guide". voyagechicago.com.
  9. "GUS FERNANDES". Eola Tennis Academy.
  10. Chamberlain, Gene. "Streamwood's Christopher Veltkamp gives tennis foes the third degree". chicagotribune.com.
  11. "Rhabit". www.rhabit.com.
  12. "LSU Athletics Graduates (1990-2021)". LSU. July 11, 2019.
  13. https://sportscreate.com/2020/10/gus-fernandes-shares-his-story-into-the-making-of-eola-tennis-academy/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. https://www.aurora-il.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_09022020-2375. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. Fernandes, Gus (9 June 2015). Think To Win. ISBN 978-1329175563. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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