Hugo Grenier extended the idyll of French tennis with El Espinar


Hugo Grenier extended the idyll of French tennis with the Open Castile and Leon after winning this Sunday in the final of the tournament held at El Espinar stationbeat in two sleeves Constant Lestienne (6-4 and 7-5)winner of the Challengers of Pozoblanco and Málaga, who in this final was seen below his opponent physically and in terms of play.

Despite the almost 30 degrees temperature in El Espinar, Lestienne started the match a little cold, making many unforced errors.

And Grenier, despite giving a sense of superiority on the court, was unable to take advantage of his compatriot’s poor start to the match, leaving as many as seven break points unsettled.

Passing games raised the level of play of the contenders, and Lestienne first hit a break in the eighth game, serving to win the first set and take the ball for 6/4.

But Grenier saved the best for last, and with great power on his forehands, he pressured his rival until he made a mistake, adding four consecutive games that turned the score around, putting it 7/5 in his favor , with his opponent protesting to the referee judge for a direct serve by his rival that clearly lost.

The second set was decided on fast track. Constant Lestienne began to suffer from cramping problems in his right shoulder, and his rival did not miss the opportunity to put himself at 4/0 and put the direct way to the title.

After medical time managed to reduce the spasms, Lestienne wanted to shorten the points and take chances looking for a comeback, even overcoming three match points and cutting one of the two breaks behind him. But the distance on the scoreboard was huge, and Hugo Grenier finally got the rest of the game he needed to win the thirty-sixth edition of the Open Castilla y León.

Source: La Verdad


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