Francisco Rocha has broken through a ceiling in his career by taking advantage of the summer to compete in international tournaments during the break for North American college tennis. The Portuguese 22-year-old, who does not have an ATP ranking, reached the quarterfinals of an ITF World Tour event for the first time in his career.
Henrique Rocha’s older brother, Luiz, defeated Jules Marie, the seventh seed from France in the $25,000 tournament at Idanha-a-Nova, in three sets (4-6, 7-5, 6-2). (630th). A Pole named Filip Peliwo, ranked 434th in the world, is up next.
So, Francisco Rocha is in the quarterfinals alongside Pedro Arajo and Duarte Vale, and Miguel Gomes still has one more chance to advance to the top 8 in Idanha-a-Nova on Thursday.