Tsitsipas, in the Astana quarters with Bautista, Rublev and Mannarino


the greek Stefanos Tsitsipasthird favourite, completed the day’s contest at Astana with a victory over the Italian Luca Nadi in two tiebreakers, 7-6(2) and 7-6(3)to access the quarterfinals as previously achieved by Spaniard Roberto Bautista, Russian Andrey Rublev, fifth seed, and Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

The quartet was already among the top eight in the competition that saw the Serb’s first victory Novak Djokovic who defeated the Chilean Cristian Garín by a resounding 6-1 and 6-1. In the second leg of the event, he will face Dutchman Botic Van de Zandschulp.

Meanwhile, in the quarters Chillies who in one hour and 47 minutes defeated the Italian Luca Nardi (7-6(2) and 7-6(3)). The Greek, this year’s champion in Mallorca and the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo as well as the finalist in the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and Rome and the Rotterdam tournament, is waiting for a rival. It will come down to a showdown between the winner of the showdown, Kazakh Alexander Bublik and Polish Hubert Hurkacz, the seventh favorite.

Robert Baptist, by defeating the Russian Pavel Kotov, who on Tuesday also eliminated the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich, entered the quarterfinals of the Astana tournament. Bautista (n.21 ATP), who had never faced Kotov (n.103) before, defeated the Russian 6-1, 7-6 (5), in just one hour and 36 minutes.

He conceded in the quarterfinals and avenged Davidovich’s loss, and is now waiting for the winner of the duel between Russian Daniil Medvedev, now a strong favorite in the tournament after falling on Tuesday to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (world No. 1), and the Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori.

Andrew Rublevfifth seed, defeated Chinese Zhinzhen Zhang (6-3 and 6-2) and will face Adrian Mannarino in the quarterfinals, who came from Belgium, David Goffin, executioner of Carlos Alcaraz, 3-6, 6-1 and 7 -5 .

The Croatian also reached the second round Marin Cilic who defeated German Oscar Otte 5-7, 7-6(4) and 6-2 and sent Russian Karen Khachanov.

Novak Djokovicformer world number one and currently seventh, had no problem easily defeating the Chilean Cristian Garín, by doubles 6-1, in just sixty-two minutes, and agreed to the second round of the Astana tennis tournament .

Djokovic had a very affordable match, having beaten Garín (n.81) in the previous three, as well, without giving up a set. This time, moreover, is the most conclusive of all.

And it is that Djokovic received Garín only two games (third game in the first set, second in the second), he was not allowed to have any break balls, and won 68 percent of the points played (54 of 79 ).

In the second round, Djokovic will face Dutch Botic Van De Zandschulp (n.34), whom he has never seen on the courts.

Source: La Verdad


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