João Sousa climbs 13 places in the ranking after ‘eighths’ in Wimbledon

The Portuguese tennis player João Sousa has now climbed 13 places in the ATP world ranking to 56th place after reaching the last 16 of the Wimbledon tournament.

Juan Sousa, who won his best Grand Slam performance at Wimbledon, lost to Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, number two in the world in three sets, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-2.

The world ranking continues to be led by Serbian Novak Djokovic, who won the London tournament on Sunday, against Roger Federer, followed by Rafael Nadal, while the Swiss is third and approached the Spaniard, who is 485 points away.

Results at the main turf tournament in the world also allowed the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to climb to the semi-finals of the tournament, defeated by Djokovic, and progressed to nine places in the standings, taking 13th place.

Between the Portuguese, Pedro Sousa and João Domingues ‘dropped’ two positions each, for the 109th and 172nd places, respectively, while Gonçalo Oliveira and Gonçalo dropped five positions and occupy the 262nd and 345th. Frederico Silva maintained the 296th place.

In women, the lead remains at the hands of Australian Ashleigh Barty, despite her elimination in the last 16 of the British Grand Slam, with the front trio remaining unchanged, with Japan and Czech Karolina Pliskova in the immediate places.

Wimbledon champion Romanian Simona Halep climbed from seventh to fourth, and the defeated finalist, Serena Williams, from 10th to ninth.

Angelique Kerber, the Australian and United States champion in 2016, and Wimbledon in 2018, who slipped eight positions to 13th in the world rankings after the second-place snub round at Wimbledon.

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