Friday, March 19, 2021 00:50 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, tennis news) Kei Nishikori lost 40 places to his opponent on the ATP rankings, while young talent Jannik Sinner was also eliminated by the player who received a “ticket” in the quarter-finals of Dubai Tennis Championships 2021.
Rublev defeats Fucsovics
Rublev sows Fucsovics again
In the latest quarterfinal match of the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021, No. 2 seed Andrey Rublev reunited with defeat at the Rotterdam Open final, Marton Fucsovics. Set opened, Fucsovics bravely fought but made the right mistake in the decisive game 12. Rublev took advantage of this opportunity to get a break point and won 7-5.
Rublev easily made it to the semi-finals
The more you hit, the more clearly the difference in level between the two players. Fucsovics no longer maintained the same inspiration as the beginning of the game, allowing Rublev to overwhelm in set 2. The Russian player took 2 breaks before closing the set with a score of 6-2.
Going into the semi-finals, Rublev will meet the “phenomenon” of the tournament, Aslan Karatsev.
Nishikori lost the shock of his juniors by 40 grades
Meeting Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of Dubai Tennis Championships 2021, the 81st ranked ATP player Lloyd Harris (40 steps behind Nishikori) was surprised when he won 5 consecutive games (2 break points) in the opening set. Even, Nishikori can only take back an honor game and accept the racket with a score of 1-6.
Lloyd Harris wins the Nishikori impression
Entering set 2, the Japanese player had a heavy response. He won four games in a row and despite his best efforts, Harris could not turn the tables. The 6-3 score in favor of Nishikori forced both of them to enter the third set to determine whether to win or lose.
In the decisive set, Harris’s youthful advantage spoke up (24 years old, 7 years younger than Nishikori). Nishikori helplessly watched his opponent take a break in game 8, and lost the decisive game 9.
Win 2-1 in the end (set scores: 6-1, 3-6, 6-3), Harris will meet 3rd seed Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals. This is an achievement that exceeded the expectations of the player who had to enter the tournament from the qualifiers.
Nishikori lost to Harris
The player received the “salvage ticket” to win against Sinner’s young talent
Also in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021, a surprise happened when seed number 16, Jannik Sinner stopped in front of the player due to the special rate, Aslan Karatsev.
Karatsev excellently defeated “tomorrow star” Jannik Sinner to reach the semi-finals
Set 1, Sinner struggled to win 7-5 in the tie-break series. However, in the next two sets, experience helped Karatsev gain the upper hand. The 27-year-old won 4 break points in these two sets, thereby overwhelmingly winning 6-3, 6-2 and reaching the semi-finals against No. 2 seed Andrey Rublev.
Sinner, ranked 32 at ATP, is one of the most promising talents in the village. When he was only 18 years old (2020), he was chosen by both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as a practice partner before the Australian Open.
Sinner’s performance at the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021 was also quite impressive, he defeated 4th seed Roberto Bautista Agut (round 3), so the defeat to Karatsev surprised professionals.
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