Gonçalo Oliveira in the round of 16 of the Shanghai tournament

Portuguese tennis player Gonçalo Oliveira, 16th seed, qualified today for the eighth final of the Shanghai tournament, beating Frenchman Tak-Khunn Wang in the second round of the Chinese challenger circuit.

Gonçalo Oliveira, 254th in the world ranking, imposed himself in three sets on a tennis player positioned almost 100 places lower in the ATP hierarchy, where he occupies the 345th place, by the 6-7 (3-7) ), 6-3 and 6-4, after a 2:40 hour ‘marathon’ showdown.

The Portuguese tennis player, who made his debut in the Chinese hard-floor tournament today as he was exempt from the opening round, will face Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the world’s first pre-designated number 85 player in the eighth finals.

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