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João Sousa and Pedro Sousa take a position in the world ranking

The Portuguese João Sousa and Pedro Sousa today rose to a position in the world ranking of tennis for the 40th and 99th places, respectively, in a hierarchy led by Serbian Novak Djokovic.

After reaching the second round of the tournament in Buenos Aires, João Sousa re-entered the singles’ top 40 – he is 33 in pairs – while Pedro Sousa, who last week became the sixth Portuguese among the top 100, has risen one position and occupies the best place ever (99th).

João Domingues went down two places, for the 216th, Gastão Elias had a more pronounced ‘fall’ to 262nd place, while Gonçalo Oliveira remained in 290th place.

The top of the ranking remains virtually unchanged, with Djokovic in the first place, ahead of Spanish Rafael Nadal and German Alexander Zverev, second and third-ranked, respectively.

In the top 10, Swiss Roger Federer dropped to seventh place in exchange for Japan’s Kei Nishikori, who reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam tournament. The winner of the Dutch tournament, Frenchman Gaël Monfils, who will be in the 2019 edition of the Estoril Open, rose to 23rd place.

At the top of the women’s ranking, there were more changes, although Japan’s Naomi Osaka remained in first place, now ahead of Romania’s Simona Halep, a finalist in Qatar, and Sloane Stephens of the United States, second and third, while the Czech Petra Kvitova ‘fell’ to fourth place.

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