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A BOLA - Pedro Sousa and Joao Sousa climb the tennis (ATP) rating

A BOLA – Pedro Sousa and Joao Sousa climb the tennis (ATP) rating

Germany’s Alexander Zverev climbed to third in the world tennis rankings, which was updated on Monday, showing a slight rise for Portugal’s Pedro Sousa and Joao Sousa among the world’s top 150 players.

After surrendering in the semi-finals of the Masters 1000 in Paris, to Russian Daniil Medvedev, the 24-year-old German tennis player outperformed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the world hierarchy and regained third place on the podium, the position he had occupied for the first time in November 2017.

While the leadership still belongs to Serbian Novak Djokovic, who on Sunday won the 1,000th Masters title of his career, in the final that Medvedev won, in second place in the ATP rankings, Spaniard Rafael Nadal continues his downward trend.

This Monday, he slipped to sixth place, making way for Russia’s Andrey Rublev in the “Top 5”, while Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz advanced to ninth, and pushed Italy’s Yannick Sener to 10th.

In terms of the Portuguese, Pedro Sousa remained the Portuguese number one, moving up three places in the table, to appear at 138th, while Joao Sousa went up four places and, this week, finished 146th.

Among the top 300 representatives in the ATP rankings, there are five other national representatives, Frederico Silva, at number 222, Gastão Elias, at number 227, João Dominguez, at number six, Nuno Borges, at number 256, and Gonzalo Oliveira, in Position 287.

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