João Sousa wins and is in the second round of the qualifying & # 039; of the Paris Masters

João Sousa wins and is in the second round of the qualifying & # 039; of the Paris Masters


The Portuguese tennis player João Sousa today passed the second qualifying round of the Masters 1000 in Paris, beating the Frenchman Gregoire Barrere, 143rd in the world, who received a wild card.

Sousa, 48th in the ATP ranking and fifth favorite in qualifying, needed three sets to move on after losing the first to 7-6 (7-2) and winning the next two 6-0 and 6-2.

In an hour and 45 minute match, João Sousa even had a ball to close the first set, but he eventually lost the point and allowed Barrere to break the service.

The top-ranked Portuguese tennis player in the ATP hierarchy will face the American Tennys Sandgren (61st) in the second qualifying round, the last to precede the main frame of the Paris Masters.



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