The player, who had been surpassed by Pedro Sousa in the world hierarchy, rose ten positions in the rankings this week up to 137th position, while Sousa is in 146th place.

Following his loss in the final in Helsinki against Slovakian Alex Molcan, by 6-3 and 6-2, João Sousa ended his season as the best Portuguese player on the ATP Tour, which continues to be led by Serbia's Novak Djokovic, followed by Russian Daniil Medvedev and German Alexander Zverev.