Surprise in Los Cabos: De Minaur falls in his debut against Michelsen


The 19-year-old American Alex Michelsen79th in the world ranking, gave the surprise in the round of 16 of the Los Cabos Tennis Open (Mexico)after defeating the Australian 6-4, 6-1 this Wednesday Alex de Minaur, third favorite.

De Minaurwho came to the contest after reaching the final at the ATP 500 in Rotterdam, showed an unknown face; He was erratic on serve and missed 80 percent of the five break chances he had.

Michelsen won 71 percent of first serve points and after a decisive break in the tenth game of the first set, she swept her rival, the ninth-ranked racket in the world, in the second set.

De Minaur make many unforced errors and he found himself lacking in reflexes in front of a young man who was sure In the quarterfinals he will face Australian Jordan Thompson40th in the ranking, winner 7-6(5), 6-3 of American Emilio Nava.

This Wednesday, in the stage of 16 best The two main favorites of the championship, the German Alexander Zverev and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, won comfortably.

Zverev, ranked sixth in the world rankings, defeated Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 6-0, in a match that went one way. Both are completely dominated by Chillieseleventh player on the tour, winning by identical scores 6-3, 6-0 from Australian Aleksandar Vukic.

The German tennis player will face the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in the quarterfinals, winner 6-4, 6-2 of the British Daniel Evans and Tsistipas will face the American Aleksandar Kovacevic, winner 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 of the Australian Rinky Hijikata.

Another candidate for the title, the Norwegian Casper Ruddfourth favorite, had almost a night of practiceby eliminating American Marcos Girón 6-1, 6-0, without the tools to respond to the serve of the twelfth ranked tennis player in the world.

Ruud will play in the last eight against Portuguese Nuno Borges, who defeated Australian Max Purcell 6-3, 6-3.

The Los Cabos Tennis Open, one of the major ATP 250 tournaments, takes place on a hard court with a prize pool of more than one million dollars.

Source: La Verdad


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