Sousa improved his score, after reaching Masters 1000 Madrid doubles semi-finals, almost one year after becoming the best-ranked Portuguese player ever in this variant – the previous record was 58th place by Nuno Marques in April 1997.

In singles, Sousa was eliminated in the first round in Madrid, but even so he climbed three places to 72nd in the singles ranking.

At the top of the ranking, Servia’s Novak Djokovic is first place, with Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Switzerland’s Roger Federer, second and third places, respectively.

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