Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who is ranked 37th in the ATP rankings, defeated Dutchman Grexborough 6:4, 4:6, 6:2 and Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6:4, 2:6, 6:4 on the way to 1/8 finals. On the other hand, Hubert Hurkacz eliminated the Bolivian Hugo Delin 7:5, 6:4 and the Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6:3, 4:6, 6:4. And how was that in the direct confrontation between Ramos and Hurkacz, whose share was in the quarter-finals in Mont Carlo?
55 – These were the minutes for the first set. Let’s add: a very equal set. The Pole won the first match, but the Spaniard won the next. And so on for about an hour. Hurkacz tried to force Albert Ramos-Vinolas to run, but he was quite physically prepared and saved really tough balls. Pole service looked great, as he wrote eight aces in the first set, winning it 7:6 (2).
This is the Wroclaw player’s thirteenth victory in Group A in his last 15 matches.
In the second group, the dominance of the pole was undoubtedly. After 20 minutes, Hurkacz was leading 4:0. The Barcelona-born tennis player woke up for a moment and managed to win even two matches to finally lose 2:6.
Who will Hurkacz play with in the next round?
In the quarter-finals of the tournament in Monte Carlo, Hurkacz will play Grigor Dimitrov. Bulgaria is 29th in the ATP ranking. The match will take place on Friday.
The total prize money for the tournament is 5,802,475 euros. The favorites are: Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas. Last season, Tsitsipas defeated Russian Andrei Rublev in the final.
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