Carlos Alcaras (20, Spain), world No. 2 in the men’s professional tennis (ATP) world ranking, won the match held for ‘2 days and 1 night’ and advanced to the round of 16 of the ATP Tour Rio Open.
Alcalas beat Matheus Alves (22, Brazil, world number 556) 2-0 (6-4 6) in the first round (Round of 32) of the ATP Tour 500 Series Rio Open singles held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 23rd (Korean time). -4) to win.
This match was held the day before. After winning the first set 6-4, Alkaras took a 5-3 lead in the second set and advanced to the quarterfinals. However, the match was canceled due to heavy rain and was eventually postponed.
In the match resumed on the 23rd, Alkaras finished the second set 6-4 and settled into the second round.
After the game, Alkaras confessed, “I had to start over after the game was stopped, but it was really hard.”
Alkaras, who won last year’s US Open, became the youngest player to reach the world No. 1 ranking. However, due to abdominal and hamstring injuries, he was unable to play on the court, and his participation in the Australian Open this year was also canceled.
Returning from the Argentine Open last week, he won the championship cup for the first time in five months. After the tournament, Alcaras, who moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, continued his winning streak and advanced to the round of 16.
Alcaras, the top seed, will compete with Fabio Fognini (35, Italy, 86th in the world) to advance to the quarterfinals.
Second seed Cameron Nori (28, Great Britain, World No. 13) defeated Thiago Monteiro (29, Brazil, World No. 83) 2-0 (7-5 7-5) in the round of 16 to reach the quarterfinals. rose to
Nori will play in the quarterfinals against Ugo Delien (30, Bolivia, 111th in the world).
Andy Murray (36, UK, world No. 70), who played in the round of 16 of the ATP Tour 250 Series Qatar ExxonMobil Open held in Doha, Qatar, defeated Alexander Zverev (26, Germany, World No. 16) 2-1 after a close match. (7-6 <7-5> 2-6 7-5) and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Danil Medvedev (27, Russia, world No. 8), who won last week’s Amlo Open in the Netherlands, also defeated Liam Brody (29, England, world No. 147) 2-0 (6-4 6-2) and advanced to the round of 16. did.
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