Portuguese tennis player João Sousa, fifth in the series, qualified today for the second round of Gstaad’s ATP 250 tournament, beating Belgian Steve Darcis on his debut in Switzerland.
João Sousa, 49th in the world ranking, imposed himself in two sets to a tennis player ranked 149 places lower in the ATP hierarchy, where he occupies the 198th position, by double 6-4, after one hour and a minute of confrontation.
The 30-year-old Portuguese tennis player won the match with relative ease, without suffering any break in service and breaking the Belgian’s twice (once in each part), closing the match to the second match point he had.
In the second round of the Gstaad tournament, which corresponds to the eighth-finals, the Portuguese will face the 265th-ranked Italian Gian Marco Moroni from the qualifying round, who now beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo, 167th. world tennis player, by double 6-2.