Saturday, February 27, 2021 05:19 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, Tennis news) Grand Slam winner Marin Cilic has just experienced a tough match when compared to a talented young opponent from Korea in the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open. Also at the tournament in Montpellier (France), former ATP Finals runner-up David Goffin is sublimating.
Cilic struggled to move on at the Singapore Open
After the Australian Open ended, the 2021 season continued to be exciting with many exciting tournaments taking place equally fiercely in many parts of the world. At the quarterfinals of the ATP 250 Singapore Open held last night (February 26), No. 3 seed Marin Cilic had a “fiery” encounter with No. 8 Kwon Soon-woo.
Former Grand Slam champion Marin Cilic (left) went through three strenuous sets against Kwon Soon-woo
In set 1, Cilic overwhelmed when he won consecutive break to win 6-2. But in the second set, the former US Open champion in 2014 played amazingly and lost 2-6 to a 23-year-old Korean opponent ranked 81 in the world.
Fortunately for Cilic that in set 3, he managed to break the last game Soon-woo served thanks to an impressive spot to return the serve along the wire, forcing the “strange wind” from the land of kimchi to make a mistake from a broken before. The Croatian star won 7-5. Struggling to overcome the young Korean tennis player after 3 sets, Cilic entered the semifinals of Singapore Open this year to face the “unknown” Australian Alexei Popyrin in the match scheduled to take place at 14pm this afternoon (February 27, Vietnam time).
The remaining semi-finals in this tournament will be a match between No. 6 seed Radu Albot (from Moldova) and No. 4 seed Alexander Bublik (from Kazakhstan) at around 3:20 pm on the same day.
David Goffin promoted the Open Sud de France
Also progressing to the final rounds was another ATP 250, the Open Sud de France.
In the indoor hard court tournament taking place in Montpellier (France), in the quarterfinals, No. 2 seed David Goffin successfully subjugated 7th seed Lorenzo Sonego after 2 sets with a score of 6-4 to go. continued. Notably, the Italian player Sonego was the winner of the current world number 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Vienna Open (Austria) nearly four months ago.
Sonego could not surprise Goffin like he won with Djokovic last year
Also in the quarterfinals of Open Sud de France, No. 1 seed Roberto Bautista Agut gently stepped forward after defeating 6th seed Ugo Humbert after 2 sets with a score of 6-3. In the semi-finals, the Spaniard Bautista Agut will meet Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) at 22:20 tonight (February 27, Vietnam time).
Humbert is defeated at the hands of the number 1 seed of this year’s Open Sud de France, Bautista Agut
Before that, at about 9pm on the same day, former ATP Finals 2017 runner-up Goffin will clash with Egor Gerasimov, a Belarusian who eliminated Andy Murray in the first round of the tournament taking place in Montpellier.
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