No one can stop Alexander Davidovich. After defeating Novak Djokovic in the second round, the tennis player from Malaga advanced to the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo on Thursday. after beating Belgian David Goffin (6-4, 6-1) on the fast track.
Davidovich came out on the court full of energy and immediately showed his dominance. After going up to 4-1, he experienced his delicate moment, when he allowed Goffin to take back the break and level the game at 4.
It is a mirage. Six consecutive games allowed Djokovic’s executioner to close out the first set 6-4 and start the second with a 4-0 that will end in certainty.
The Belgian managed to dominate the fifth game, but it didn’t change the man from Malaga, who closed the match without a problem with a resounding 6-1.
Davidovich, number 46 in the ATP rankings, equivalent to last year’s recordwhen he had to retire in the quarterfinals against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was later champion.
His rival in the quarterfinals was American Taylor Fritz, who ended the adventure of his compatriot Sebastian Kordaexecutioner by Carlos Alcaraz after winning 7-6 (4) and 7-5.
Fritz, the only player to beat Rafa Nadal this season, in the Indian Wells Masters 1000 final, the second title of his career, has remained stronger and more stable than his rival, especially in serving.
In another match of the morning session, Grigor Dimitrov stunned Casper Ruud and won 6-3 and 7-5 to access the quarterfinals, where he will face the winner of the bout between Hubert Hurkacz and Albert Ramos.
Ruud’s skill on clay is not enough compared to the talent of one who became, five years ago, the third best player in the world. Ruud, a finalist two weeks ago in Miami, was overtaken by Carlos Alcaraz, He couldn’t find a way to condition Dimitrov’s game, which he was able to beat last year at the San Diego tournament.
Results of the day
round of 16
Alexander Davidovich David Goffin 6-4, 6-1
Taylor Fritz d. Sebastian Korda 7-6 (7/4), 7-5
Grigor Dimitrov defeated Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-5
Source: La Verdad
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