Sousa to face Federer in Italian Open

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport · 15-05-2019 13:00:00 · 0 Comments
Sousa to face Federer in Italian Open

The Portuguese tennis player João Sousa on Tuesday beat US Frances Tiafoe in the debut of Italian Open and is to face Switzerland's Roger Federer in the second round of the tournament on clay court.

Sousa, 72nd placed in the world ranking ATP, won in three sets against 34th placed Tiafoe by 6-3, 6-7 (3-7) and 7-6 (7-4), after three hours and one minute.

Sousa, 30, is to face Federer, world No. 3 and the third seed in Rome’s tournament.

Federer beat Sousa in 2016 in the semi-finals in Halle, Germany, by 6-7 (8-10), 6-4 and 6-2.

The round of 32 between the two players is to take place on Wednesday.


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