8 years. Since October 11 of 2004. Leonardo Tavares (429º) and Diogo Rocha (648º) were the 2 portuguese best ranked.
So there was a short transition period between the retirement of Nuno Marques and the appearance of Fred and Rui.
Anyway he DID it! This is a new and symbolic step for a change in portuguese tennis. Hope it means more and good things for us! I think both of them (specially Gastão) can improve what Machado and Gil has done for national tennis.
About this tournament, RRH vs. Gastão will be the real final, IMO. Maybe Elias can take advantadge of the fact that the spaniard always needed 3 sets to win. Portuguese VAMOS LÁ to Elias!