Another day of meetings at Winston-Salem recorded on fileThe framework of qualifying for the round of 16 of the tournament will be determined on cement North Carolina (USA).
Mission accomplished for Pablo Carreno Busta and Carlos Alcaraz. He defeated the top seed in the Korean Championship Sunwoo Kwon (No. 74 in the standings) with a difficulty 6-3 3-6, 6-4 in one hour and 58 minutes of the match and in the next match he will watch with German Dominic Kupfer, executioner Marco Cecchinato in the second round. The talented Alcaraz (#54 in the standings) defeated Australian Alexei Popyrin (#71 ATP) in a very tight match for 6-7 (9), 6-1, 7-6 (1) in 2 hours and 22 minutes into the match. , who deserves to reach the second round where he will face Marton Fucsvoics’ steel. The Hungarian (No. 42 in the world) beat Japan’s Yusuke Watanuki (No. 255 in the standings) 7-5, 6-1.
Nothing to do instead for Marin Cilic and Andy Murray. The Croatian (the 36th in the world) surrendered to Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (the 63rd in the world) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 after two hours and 50 minutes of the match. A very difficult match in which the Belarusian player’s excellent physical preparation made the difference. He will face Ivashka in the next match German Jan-Lennard Struve (No. 52 in the world), who clearly defeated Gianluca Mager 6-2, 6-2. A game with no history in which the power of the Teutons was devastating. Also in two sets Murray (No. 114 in the world) surrendered to the American Francis Tiafoe (No. 51 for ATP) for 7-6 (4) 6-3. Tiafoe will play against Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (No. 93 in the world), who came out victorious in the match with Eduardo Nava (7-5, 6-1).
A surprising defeat also for Kazakh Alexander Bublik (No. 37 of the standings) vs. Finn Emil Rossovoori (No. 76): 6-2 7-6 (5) The score is in favor of the Finn, who will challenge in the second round Benoit’s husband (#49 ATP), who won the French derby against Gilles Simon (#103 in the standings) 6-3, 6-3. Also of note is the victory of Briton Daniel Evans (No. 27 of the standings) against Frenchman Lucas Pouille (No. 133 of the standings) for 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 and a fantastic eighth final with Richard Gasquet (Book No. 14).
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