The Portuguese tennis player João Domingues will play on Friday the Estoril Open quarter-finals with Stefanos Tsitispas, an opponent that his Brazilian coach Larri Passos considers to be "no Djokovic or Nadal."
"John needs to believe that he can win. I think every one of them has a 50 percent chance of winning. He has to come in very tactically and believe, because Tsitsipas is neither Djokovic nor Nadal, "he told the Lusa news agency.
The quarter-final against the young Greek, who is in 10th place in the ATP hierarchy, is scheduled for Friday in the central court, starting at 13:00, and Passos ensures that the player of Oliveira of Azeméis, ranked 214 in the world ranking, is prepared to try the unprecedented qualification for the semi-finals at the Estoril Tennis Club.
"At the end of today's practice I asked him how he felt right. He said he was fine and spurting well. I questioned about the left and he replied that he was very good and managed to change the direction well. It gave me five positive aspects in less than 10 seconds, which is a great sign. Now you just have to believe, "said the coach who led Gustavo Kuerten to the top of the world ranking after his victory against André Agassi at the Masters Cup in Lisbon in 2000.
Larri Passos joined this week's technical team of the national number three, made up of André Podalka, João Antunes and Danyal Sualehe and the physical trainer João Peralta.