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04-12-2012 01:09 PM
Filo V.
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

Feijao is fortunately secure to make the French Open direct, but he is still struggling for form.

In Davis Cup vs Colombia in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, he lost his live singles rubber 3-6 4-6 4-6 to Giraldo. However Brazil advanced 4-1 into the World Group playoff stage as Bellucci won his two matches, and Feijao won his dead rubber 4-6 6-3 6-4 over Farah.

In Houston R1, Feijao lost 3-6 4-6 to Anderson, holding serve 4/9 times in the match. Next week, his Santos points will be dropping, so hopefully Feijao can find some form soon. He isn't on the entry list of Santos but expect him to take a WC into the event next week.
03-29-2012 05:04 AM
Filo V.
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!
05-20-2010 10:46 PM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

lost to schukin in 3

looked like a solid performance overall, had some chances in the first set but couldn't convert
05-19-2010 01:08 PM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

good that he came through, but he needs to step it up now.

he survived a tough r1 in Bogotį and won it all, maybe he can do it again
05-19-2010 08:40 AM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

almost lost to amritraj
05-17-2010 08:22 PM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

plays prakash amritraj in rg qualis

probably the best draw available for r1

schukin & gil waiting in r2 & r3 which looks like a bad draw
05-08-2010 10:50 AM
Ad Wim
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

Another disappointing loss in first round of Madrid qualis. It looks like European clay is not suiting him...
05-03-2010 08:37 PM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

Originally Posted by Ad Wim View Post
Joao tried to qualify for Munich, but lost 62 62 to Marc Lopez
it was estoril

consistency needed for joao
05-02-2010 09:12 PM
Ad Wim
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

Joao tried to qualify for Munich, but lost 62 62 to Marc Lopez
04-13-2010 01:05 PM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza


I'm really happy for Joćo. We all believed this day would come. Now, Feijćo will believe more in himself and try other goals.

ATP updated Souza's ranking today.

Now he's ATP 121!

I'm happy for him too, because he is going to play singles only wednesday in Pereira Challenger. He must be exhausted right now. I hope tomorrow he'd be all right. His draw is amazing in Pereira to get at least a semifinal.
04-13-2010 03:13 AM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

nice week for is time of play Atps....
04-13-2010 01:04 AM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

Extremely happy for him, this was to come so long ago and it's nice that it happened.

04-12-2010 09:41 PM
Ad Wim
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

Strange match, but great win! Just a few more good results and he gets top 100. If it happens coming week he might gain direct access to RG, but that too much to hope for I guess.
04-12-2010 09:10 PM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

feijao won 4-6 6-4 6-1

match was moved indoors at 4-6 5-4

has beaten the 2 top columbians on his way to the title

ranked 121 now
04-12-2010 01:25 PM
Re: Joćo "Feijćo" Souza

Huge win against Giraldo.

C'mon, Jćo! This title is possible. Tough, but possible!

As Caio said, make it happen!
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