Posted on April 26, 2021 at 3:47 p.m.
Seeded n ° 8 in Estoril, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina rallied the second spherical by defeating Pablo Andujar in three units. He may face Jérémy Chardy if the latter dominates Jaume Munar.
Eliminated from the begin final week in Barcelona by Alexander Bublik, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will see the second spherical of the Estoril event, the place he's the No. 8 seed. The Spaniard, forty eighth in the world, defeated his compatriot Pablo Andujar, eightieth, after 2h25 of play and after a match interrupted for an hour in the center of the second set attributable to the rain. He gained 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, in a match marked by 9 breaks. Davidovich Fokina obtained off to an important begin, main rapidly 5-1, then misplaced certainly one of his late breaks, however not two, and pocketed the first set. In the second, he was damaged from the begin (2-0), then after the lengthy interruption attributable to the rain at 3-1, he managed to equalize at 4-4, earlier than dropping his serve once more, and due to this fact the set. But he recovered completely in the final set, profitable 5 straight video games from 1-1 to win. He will face in the subsequent spherical Jérémy Chardy or Jaume Munar.
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ESTORIL (Portugal, ATP 250, clay, € 481,270)
Title holder (in 2019): Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
Shapovalov (CAN, WC, n ° 1) – Bye
Gijon (USA) – Moutet (FRA)
Simon (FRA) – Herbert (FRA)
Verdasco (ESP) – Ramos-Viñolas (ESP, n ° 7)
Humbert (FRA, n ° 3) – Bye
Cecchinato (ITA) – Harris (AFS, WC)
Chardy (FRA) – Munar (ESP, Q)
Davidovich Fokina (ESP, n ° 8) beats Andujar (ESP): 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Cilic (CRO, n ° 6) – Alcaraz (ESP, Q)
Borges (POR, Q) – Thompson (AUS)
Anderson (AFS) – Tiafoe (USA)
Nishikori (JAP, WC, n ° 4) – Bye
Bublik (KAZ, n ° 5) – Martinez (ESP, Q)
Norrie (GBR) – J. Sousa (POR, WC)
Londero (ARG) – Gasquet (FRA)
Garin (CHI, n ° 2) – Bye