Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza
There hasn't been an update in this thread for a while so now is a perfect time for an update on the career of Feijao. Feijao made it up to #101 in 2010 before finishing the season at #111, winning a challenger and making the finals of another during the second half of the season. 2011 was a breakthrough season for Joao, as he made it to the semifinals of Kitzbuhel in late July after qualifying, beating Andujar in the SF before losing to Haase in the finals. Along with that result, he made the QF of Bucharest, qualified for the US Open, won a challenger in Santos, Brazil and made the finals of another in Zagreb, Croatia. He got into the top 100 for the first time at a career-high #84 in 2011 before finishing #104 and making the Australian Open directly for his first ever direct-MD acceptance in a grandslam.
In 2012, Feijao has a 4-9 record. He made the QF in Vina Del Mar in late January, defeating Volandri and Fernando Gonzalez in his home event, before losing to Chela in a tough 3-set match. After this, however, he hasn't been winning much, so hopefully he can begin to turn around his season soon. He lost in the first round of the Barranquilla challenger this week 6-1 6-7(5) 4-6 to Bagnis and defends his Santos challenger title in a couple weeks, so he needs some more points to ensure his position in the French Open MD. His next scheduled tournament is in Houston the week after next; hope he can manage to make a good run there!