Medvedev and Hurkacz, firm in their implementation in Halle

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Medvedev and Hurkacz, firm in their implementation in Halle

Two of the players who played a leading role in the tournament Hallethe Russian Daniel Medvedevthird seed, and the Polish Hubert Hurkaczfifth, had a strong start to the grass season, with convincing wins in their respective first round matches.

Medvedev ended the resistance of the Portuguese Nuno Borges. The Russian had to save a set point in the first set. Finalist in 2022 as he did in Bolduque the same year, he won 7-6(4) and 6-4. The fifth player in the world, whose only merit on grass is victory at the Mallorca tournament in 2021, knocked out a rival who has never beaten a player in the top ten of the ATP ranking.

Daniil Medvedev will face the Chinese in the second round Zhizhen Zhang, who defeated the Austrian Sebasitan Ofner in an exhibition of both serves. The oriental team won 7-6(8), 6-7(3) and 6-4. He achieved twenty-three ‘aces’. The European lost but had twenty-one straight serves in his statistics.

The Pole also had no choice but to relax Hurkacz, winner of Halle in 2022. He knocked out Italian Flavio Cobolli based on the reliability of his serve. It took an hour and a half to win 7-5 and 7-6(2) with nineteen aces. The Pole awaits a rival who will play the winner of the match between Brazilian Joao Fonseca and Australian James Duckworth.

Furthermore, the Hungarian Fabian Marozsan He eliminated the Russian Roman Safiullin 7-5, 4-6 and 6-1 and will be appointed as the opponent in the second leg of the tournament of the world number one, the Italian Jannik Sinner if he wins his match with the Dutch Tallon. Griekspoor.

Italian too Lorenzo Sonegowho won against Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in a match without a break of serve, which was resolved in tiebreakers, by 7-6(6) and 7-6(5), will face the second favorite, the Roland Garros finalist , Alexander Zverev if he succeeds in the duel against the Germans against Oscar Otto.

The Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime retired due to hip pain and gave way to German Dominik Koepfer, who is on track (6-4, 4-3) and will play the winner of the match between Frenchman Arthur Fils and Czech Tomas Machac.

Source: La Verdad

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