João Sousa

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João Sousa
Joao Sousa RG13 (9).JPG
João Sousa playing at Roland Garros 2013
Country  Portugal
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1989-03-30) 30 March 1989 (age 25)
Guimarães, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $911,821
Singles
Career record 37–35[1] (51%)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 38 (31 March 2014)
Current ranking No. 38 (31 March 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon Q3 (2013)
US Open 3R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 5–14 (26%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 254 (10 September 2012)
Current ranking No. 381 (17 March 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
Wimbledon Q1 (2013)
Last updated on: 12 April 2014.

João Sousa (born 30 March 1989, in Guimarães) is a Portuguese professional tennis player who competes on the ATP World Tour. In September 2012, he climbed to World No. 107 in the ATP singles rankings, becoming the number-one Portuguese tennis player for the first time. In the following month, he rose to World No. 99, becoming the fourth Portuguese player to enter the top 100. Sousa's victory at the 2013 Proton Malaysian Open made him the first player from his country to win an ATP World Tour singles tournament.[2] He rose to a career-high singles ranking of World No. 38 in 31 March 2014. He is the first and only Portuguese to enter the ATP top 50 making him the highest ranked Portuguese tennis player of all time. His coach is former player Frederico Marques and they train at the BTT Tennis Academy in Barcelona.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 29 September 2013 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) France Julien Benneteau 2–6, 7–5, 6–4

Other Career finals[edit]

Challengers and futures[edit]

Singles: 18 (12–6)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (5–2)
Futures (7–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (8–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 31 May 2009 Spain F18, Gran Canaria, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Gutiérrez-Ferrol 1–6, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 1. 21 June 2009 Spain F21, La Palma, Spain Carpet Italy Andrea Falgheri 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 19 July 2009 France F12, Saint Gervais, France Clay Spain Adrián Menéndez 1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 8 November 2009 Spain F37, Vilafranca, Spain Clay Spain Pedro Clar-Rosselló 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 23 May 2010 Spain F17, Valldoreix, Spain Clay Russia Ivan Nedelko 6–0, 6–3
Winner 3. 29 May 2010 Spain F18, Tenerife, Spain Hard Germany David Thurner 7–5, 6–4
Winner 4. 5 June 2010 Spain F19, Lanzarote, Spain Hard Switzerland Michael Lammer 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 3 October 2010 Spain F35, Martos, Spain Hard Spain Adrián Menéndez 7–5, 7–6(7–6)
Winner 5. 8 May 2011 Spain F14, Balaguer, Spain Clay Japan Taro Daniel 6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 15 May 2011 Spain F15, Lleida, Spain Clay Spain Roberto Carballes 6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. 5 June 2011 Fürth, Germany Clay Germany Jan-Lennard Struff 6–2, 0–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 23 October 2011 Spain F38, Sabadell, Spain Clay Germany Marcel Zimmermann 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 9. 15 April 2012 Mersin, Turkey Clay Spain Javier Martí 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
Winner 10. 29 July 2012 Tampere, Finland Clay France Éric Prodon 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 5. 2 September 2012 Como, Italy Clay Austria Andreas Haider-Maurer 3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 9 June 2013 Fürth, Germany Clay United States Wayne Odesnik 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 14 July 2013 San Benedetto, Italy Clay Slovakia Andrej Martin 4–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 28 July 2013 Guimarães, Portugal Hard Romania Marius Copil 6–3, 6–0

Doubles (11–3)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (2–1)
Futures (9–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (6–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 February 2008 Spain F4, Murcia, Spain Clay Spain Bartolomé Salvá-Vidal Greece Alex Jakupovic
Spain Carles Poch
6–7(5–7), 6–1, [10–2]
Runner-up 1. 25 May 2008 Spain F20, Valldoreix, Spain Clay Portugal Frederico Marques Spain Pedro Clar
Spain Carlos Rexach-Itoiz
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 10 August 2008 Spain F30, Bakio, Spain Hard Spain Georgi Roumenov Spain Agustin Boje
Spain Andoni Vivanco
7–6(7–6), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 3. 14 August 2009 Spain F28, Irun, Spain Clay Spain Georgi Roumenov Portugal Gonçalo Falcão
Israel Saar Steele
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 27 September 2009 Portugal F5, Espinho, Portugal Clay Portugal Gonçalo Falcão Spain Jordi Marse-Vidri
Australia Allen Perel
7–5, 6–3
Winner 5. 28 May 2010 Spain F18, Tenerife, Spain Hard Spain Georgi Roumenov Spain Agustin Boje-Ordonez
Spain Marcelo Palacios-Siegenthale
6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 4 June 2010 Spain F19, Lanzarote, Spain Hard Spain Georgi Roumenov Switzerland Michael Lammer
France Luduvic Walter
7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner 7. 11 June 2010 Spain F20, Tenerife, Spain Carpet Spain Georgi Roumenov Spain Carlos Gomez-Herrera
Spain Roberto Ortega-Olmedo
7–6(7–2), 6–2
Winner 8. 1 August 2010 Tampere, Finland Clay Portugal Leonardo Tavares Latvia Andis Juška
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Winner 9. 10 October 2010 Spain F36, Córdoba, Spain Hard Spain Israel Vior Spain Ivan Arenas
Spain Enrique Lopez-Perez
7–6(7–6), 4–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 2. 7 October 2011 Córdoba, Spain Hard Spain Gerard Granollers Spain Miguel Ángel López Jaén
Spain Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. 23 October 2011 Spain F38, Sabadell, Spain Clay Canada Steven Diez Spain Miguel Ángel López Jaén
Spain Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 11. 9 June 2012 Fürth, Germany Clay Spain Arnau Brugués-Davi Australia Rameez Junaid
India Purav Raja
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
Runner-up 3. 14 July 2013 San Benedetto, Italy Clay Italy Alessandro Giannessi France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Maxime Teixeira
4–6, 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 Q3 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
French Open A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q2 Q3 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A A Q2 Q1 3R 0 / 1 2–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–3 0–1 0 / 5 4–5
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A Q1 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Miami A A A A A 1R 3R 0 / 2 2–2
Monte Carlo A A A A A A 1R 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A A A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 N/A
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 N/A 3–3
Career statistics
Tournaments Played 1 0 0 1 2 12 11 Career total: 27
ATP Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Career total: 1
ATP Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Career total: 1
Statistics by surface
Hard Win–Loss 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 13–10 6–8 N/A 22–21
Clay Win–Loss 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–4 3–4 3–3 N/A 15–14
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 0–0
Overall Win–Loss 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 5–5 16–14 9–11 N/A 37–35
Win (%) 50% 100% 50% 50% 50% 53% 45% Career Win (%): 51%
Year-End Ranking 592 443 243 192 99 47 $911,821

Davis Cup[edit]

Sousa has played for the Portugal Davis Cup team since 2008. His singles record is 10–6 and his doubles record is 2–3 (12–9 overall).

Participations (21)[edit]

Singles (16)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2008 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
QF 18–20 July 2008 Cyprus Cyprus Clay Eleftherios Christou Win 6–3, 6–3
SF 19–21 September 2008 Ukraine Ukraine Hard Illya Marchenko Loss 3–6, 3–6
2009 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
1R 6–8 March 2009 Cyprus Cyprus Hard Philippos Tsangaridis Win 6–3, 6–1
PO 10–12 July 2009 Algeria Algeria Clay Sid-Ali Akkal Win 6–3, 6–0
2010 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
QF 9–11 July 2010 Cyprus Cyprus Clay Eleftherios Christou Win 6–1, 6–0
SF 17–19 September 2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Damir Džumhur Loss 6–4, 4–6, 1–6
2011 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
1R 4–6 March 2011 Slovakia Slovakia Clay Martin Kližan Win 6–2, 4–1, ret
2R 8–10 July 2011 Switzerland Switzerland Hard Marco Chiudinelli Loss 3–6, 4–6
2012 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
2R 6–8 April 2012 Israel Israel Hard Andy Ram Win 7–5, 6–0
2R PO 14–16 September 2012 Slovakia Slovakia Hard Lukas Lacko Win 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Martin Kližan Loss 2–6, 5–7, 7–6(11–9), 1–6
2013 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
1R 1–3 February 2013 Benin Benin Clay Loic Didavi Win 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
3R 13–15 September 2013 Moldova Moldova Hard Maxim Dubarenco Win 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–1, 6–4
Radu Albot Loss 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
2014 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
1R 31 January – 2 February 2014 Slovenia Slovenia Hard Janež Semrajč Win 6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
Blaž Kavčič Loss 5–7, 5–7, 2–6

Doubles (5)[edit]

Edition Round Date Partnering Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
2012 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
2R 6–8 April 2012 Gastão Elias Israel Israel Clay Andy Ram
Jonathan Erlich
Loss 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
2R PO 14–16 September 2012 Gastão Elias Slovakia Slovakia Hard Michal Mertiňák
Filip Polášek
Loss 5–7, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 3–6
2013 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
1R 1–3 February 2013 Pedro Sousa Benin Benin Clay Alexis Klegou
Loic Didavi
Win 6–2, 6–1, 6–1
3R 13–15 September 2013 Gastão Elias Moldova Moldova Hard Andrei Ciumac
Roman Borvanov
Win 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
2014 Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
1R 31 January –2 February 2014 Gastão Elias Slovenia Slovenia Hard Blaž Kavčič
Grega Žemlja
Loss 3–6, 5–7, 6–7(5–7)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official ATP records are incomplete as they do not count one Davis Cup win against Cyprus in 2008.
  2. ^ "First Time Winner Spotlight: Joao Sousa". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

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