The Russian new leader of the standings eliminates the Belgian 6-3 6-2 and reaches the second round. The Australian surprisingly takes out the second seed for 5-7 6-2 6-4
He wins and convinces Daniil Medvedev at the tournament in Halle, where he made his debut as a coolest player in the world. The Russian favorite of the event took just an hour and four minutes to get rid of the Belgian David Goffin, with a score of 6-3 6-2, reaching the second round of the German ATP 500 for the first time. “It was a great match – said Medvedev after the victory – David is a complicated player to face but playing last week also helped me. It’s always an advantage when you have more games on your legs than your opponent ”.
The leader of the ranking is in fact a veteran of the final lost on Sunday in Hertogenbosch against the Dutch surprise Tim Van Rijthoven; from Halle for him the hunt for the first title of the season starts again, after having given up most of the red for a hernia operation. “That on clay seems like a very long part of the season for me, I struggle a lot especially from a mental point of view and I always feel a bit exhausted after Roland Garros. I’ve played a few tournaments this year so I’m on the fresher grass than in the past ”. In the second round for the 26-year-old from Moscow there will be the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka.
The most dangerous loose cannon of the Nick Kyrgios circuit (65 Atp) is confirmed, surprisingly eliminating the seeded n.2 of the Stefanos Tsitsipas event. On his favorite surface, the Australian on the board with a Wild Card, has made himself the author of a brilliant comeback closed in three sets with the score of 5-7 6-2 6-4, at the end of two hours and 5 minutes of game. “Stefanos is one of the best players on the circuit at the moment, he will win many Grand Slams. I don’t know if I can say the same about me”, words of esteem that go hand in hand with a pinch of self-irony from Kyrgios’ words at the end of the race. “I am happy to be able to produce tennis of this level despite the few tournaments I play. This is proof that I work hard even when I am not competing. I am excited to move forward, I want to continue beating the best in the world.” For Nick this is the third victory of the season against a Top 10 and the 24th in his career. In the next round, on the occasion of the quarter-finals, the clash with the Spanish Pablo Carreno Busta, winner of the comparison with the no.41 of the ranking, Sebastian Korda (6-4 0-6 6-3), is booked. Finally, Hubert Hurkacz (seeded 5 of the tournament) advances among the other big names competing in Halle, who only needed two sets to dismiss the practice of the French Ugo Humbert for 7-6 (5) 6-3. In the quarterfinals for the Pole there will be one between the Top 10 Felix Auger Aliassime and the American Mackenzie McDonald (53 Atp).
June 15, 2022 (change June 15, 2022 | 18:48)
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