Tennis player Gonçalo Oliveira said today he was proud to be one of the top 100 in the ATP peer ranking, becoming the seventh Portuguese to achieve this achievement.
“Fortunately, I have achieved good results, which allowed me to enter the top 100. I am happy to achieve this goal. It is always a personal pride for any player to be part of the ‘top 100’,” said the Porto player. today in the 99th position of the world hierarchy in the variant of pairs.
Despite having already achieved one of the objectives of the season, which was to “take a place in the top 125 of the ‘ranking’ to continue to compete in the variant of pairs,” Oliveira assumes as a priority the competition of singles in the Challenger category ‘.
“I will continue to try to reconcile the two sides, although, with the changes in the circuit, few players have that possibility. I want to continue playing for singles and for this, I have to keep on playing for the pairs on the ‘Challenger Tour, he explained.
In addition to being one of the players that most tournaments compete worldwide, for “liking to travel and being on the circuit”, in the company of the father and coach, Abílio Oliveira, the young man of 24 years assumes the ambition to “play on the ATP Tour “.
“The sooner the better,” said Gonçalo Oliveira, the seventh Portuguese to join the top 100 of the peer ranking after João Sousa, Nuno Marques, Bernardo Mota, Emanuel Couto, João Cunha e Silva, and Leonardo Tavares.