Published on April 18, 2022 at 8:45 p.m. – up to date on April 18, 2022 at 10:02 p.m.
Seeded n°5 in Belgrade, Cristian Garin was eliminated from the begin by the younger Dane Holger Rune. Richard Gasquet, in the meantime, missed his entry into the operating with a heavy defeat against Miomir Kecmanovic.
Richard Gasquet is having an advanced begin to the clay court docket season. Eliminated in the quarter-finals in Marrakech then absent in Monte-Carlo for lack of getting obtained an invite from the organizers, the Biterrois could have made an categorical passage on the facet of Belgrade. Opposed to the seeded quantity 7 Miomir Kecmanovic, Richard Gasquet was dominated in two dry runs. The first was one-sided in favor of the Serb, who was solely anxious on his first service recreation, throughout which he needed to erase two break factors. Just earlier than, the thirty eighth in the world took the dedication of the Habs earlier than repeating this twice after which ending the spherical with a shutout. The second set began with break possibilities for every of the two gamers however solely Miomir Kecmanovic managed to transform one and take the lead. The solely alert for the Serb was in the eighth recreation, when Richard Gasquet had two break factors, all missed. In the course of, Miomir Kecmanovic sealed the destiny of the assembly with a white break (6-0, 6-3 in 1h14 ‘). The Serb will discover Dominic Thiem or John Millman in the spherical of 16.
Garin falls from above
Already a high seed eliminated at the Belgrade match! Cristian Garin, fifth finest participant current in the Serbian desk and thirty first participant in the world, fell from the begin against Holger Rune, 72nd. As he turns 19 subsequent week, the Dane, who beat Aslan Karatsev final week in Monte-Carlo, received 6-3, 6-1 in 1h24. Yet damaged from the begin of the match, Rune reacted fairly impressively, successful 5 video games in a row, then the set. In the second, he had no problem both, with three breaks and a victory on his fourth match level. Next opponent: Dusan Lajovic or Taro Daniel. Seeded quantity 6, Fabio Fognini defeated his compatriot Marco Cecchinato in three units (6-7, 6-2, 6-2 in 2h42 ‘) and can face Aljaz Bedene, who defeated Mikhail Kukushkin (7-6, 4-6, 63 in 2h40′).
Perfect begin in Belgrade for @holgerrune2003! 👏
The 18-yr-outdated removes fifth seed Cristian Garin 6-3 6-1 in simply 84 minutes.
— TennisTV (@TennisTV) April 18, 2022
BELGRADE (Serbia, ATP 250, out of doors clay, €597,900)
Defending champion: Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
Djokovic (SER, n°1) – Bye
Medjedovic (SER, WC) – Djere (SER)
Thiem (AUT) – Millman (AUS)
Kecmanovic (SER, n°7) beats Gasquet (FRA) : 6-0, 6-3
Khachanov (RUS, n°3) – Bye
M.Ymer (SWE) – Safiulin (RUS, Q)
Monteiro (POR, Q) – J. Sousa (POR)
Goffin (BEL) – Krajinovic (SER, n°8)
Fognini (ITA, n°6) beats Cecchinato (ITA): 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2
Bedene (SLO) beats Kukushkin (KAZ, WC): 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3
Tabilo (CHI, WC) – Otte (GER)
Karatsev (RUS, n°4) – Bye
Rune (DAN) beats Garin (CHI, n°5): 6-3, 6-1
Lajovic (SER) – Daniel (JAP, Q)
Laaksonen (SUI) – Lehecka (RTC, Q)
Rublev (RUS, n°2) – Bye