Portuguese tennis player João Sousa entered 2020 with a place in the ATP ranking, which is 59th, in a table in which Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer maintain the top positions.
In a year that began with the new competition, the ATP Cup, in three Australian cities, and the Auckland women’s tournament, the men’s world standings had only two changes in the ‘top 10’, an exchange between Gael Monfils and Roberto Bautista Agut. .
French tennis player Monfils climbed to ninth place, while Bautista Agut dropped to 10th with 2,335 points from Belgian David Goffin, 11th.
Still in relation to the Portuguese, Pedro Sousa climbed one position and is 139th, João Domingues progressed two and is in 171st place, and Frederico Silva had the best record, with a rise of five places to 197th.
Gonçalo Oliveira is further away and is in 271st place after rising one position.
In females, the highlight is the entry of Romanian Simona Halep, Wimbledon champion last year and Roland Garros in 2019, in the ‘top 3’, with the player changing position with the Japanese Naomi Osaka, who fell to the fourth post.
Halep, once a female leader in the women’s ranking, is third behind Australian Ashleigh Barty and Czech Karolina Pliskova, first and second respectively.
In men this week the ATP Cup continues and the main tournament will be played in Doha, while in women the Auckland, Brisbane and Shenzhen tournaments will take place.