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He became the second Portuguese player to reach the top-100 of both ATP rankings, after Nuno Marques.
He won his singles rubber and partnered with Frederico Ferreira Silva to win the doubles rubber and close the tie in Portugal's favour.He won his first singles match over Maxim Dubarenco and the doubles match with Gastão Elias.Sousa beat Frenchman Julien Benneteau in three sets in the final after saving one match point, becoming the first Portuguese player to win an ATP World Tour singles tournament. The previous record holder was Rui Machado, who was world No. Later in January, Sousa joined the Portugal Davis Cup team to face Slovenia for the Europe/Africa Group I 1st Round.Portugal won the tie 5–0 and progressed to the second round.In September, Sousa joined Portugal's Davis Cup team to face Moldova in the semifinals of Europe/Africa Zone Group II.