So far it hasn't been the best year for Joćo. Last year he started 2014 good and lost almost all his matches at the end of the year. In 2015:
-In Auckland he got kicked out in the first round against Steve Johnson
-Then came the Australian Open which wasn't too bad. He beat Jordan Thomson and a weakened Klizan and lost naturally against Murray.
-After that was his best tournament so far. He beat Lokoli, Kamke and Kohlschreiber and lost in the semies against Janowicz.
-Then on indoor hard in Rotterdam he got kicked out in the first round against Simon.
-Marseille wasn't also a success, losing in R1 against Thiem.
-Dubai he won an easy match against McGee and lost again against Murray.
-In the Davis Cup he did his job and won against an unknown Moroccan dude and also won his doubles match.
-Indian Wells I didn't expect him to lose but he got kicked out in R1 by Dodig.
He has played a lot on hard courts so far this year but the results aren't great. If he wants to stay in the top50 permanently, he has to work hard (which he can) on all his negative aspects. Let's see what the rest of the year will bring...
Team Portugal: JOĆO SOUSA / Gastćo Elias / Rui Machado / Kiko Silva / Frederico Gil