Andy Murray defeated Jannik Sinner in two sets. They also advanced to the 1/4 finals, incl. The Canadians preferred – Felix Auger-Aliassime and defending champion Denis Shapovalov.
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Andy Murray assures that he can still battle his younger opponents. On Wednesday, these words were confirmed on the ground. In the second round of the ATP Tour in Stockholm, the 34-year-old Briton turned out to be better than the leading player of the younger generation, 20-year-old Yannick Sener. After more than two hours of fighting, he defeated the Italian top seed 7:6 (4), 6:3.
“It was a very tough match,” Murray admitted, citing atptour.com. – He was hitting hard, so there were many long rallies and a lot of running around the field. But this is probably my biggest victory of the season. He indicated that I wanted to move forward.
Currently being 10th in the ATP Sinner rankings, Murray took his second win over his top 10 competitor of the year (on October 25 in Vienna, he defeated Hubert Hurkacz, 10th in the world). In the second round of the Stockholm Open, he will face Dunblane tennis player Tommy Ball. The American eliminates his compatriot Taylor Fritz with the “five” championship.
Defending the title Denis Shapovalov began a successful competition. The Canadian, the Stockholm Open champion two years ago (the tournament was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic), won 7:6 (1), 6:1 with qualifier Andrea Favasori. Another competitor to Shapovalov, marked by “two”, will be Arthur Rinderknech, who defeated Joseph Kovalik, the “lucky loser” in the elimination.
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Canadian favorite Felix Auger-Aliassime also advanced to the quarter-finals without dropping a set by defeating Filip Krajinovic 6:3, 6:4. In the quarter-finals, the second-best player of the tournament will play against Boutique van de Zandschulp. The Dutchman, after three hundred battles, turned out to be better than Marton Fukowicz, who had the number seven.
Fourth seed, Daniel Evans beat Alejandro Davidovich 7:6 (5), 6:2. He will face Britain’s Francis Tiafoe for promotion to the quarter-finals. The American, who has the “eight” mark, also dealt with the Spaniard on Wednesday – he defeated Pedro Martinez 6:4, 6:4.
Stockholm Open, Stockholm (Sweden)
ATP 250, hard court in the hall, total prize money of 635.7 thousand. euro
Wednesday 10 November
Second round of singles:
Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada, 2) – Filip Krajinovic (Serbia) 6:3, 6:4
Denis Shapovalov (Canada, 3) on Andrea Favasori (Italy, Q) 7-6 (1) 6-1.
Daniel Evans (UK 4) vs Alejandro Davidovic (Spain) 7-6 (5) 6-2
– Francis Tiafoe (USA, 8) vs Pedro Martinez (Spain) 6-4 6-4
Andy Murray (UK) beat Yannick Sener (Italy, 1) 7-6 (4) 6-3
Tommy Paul (USA) – Taylor Fritz (USA, 5) 6:4, 6:4
Botic van de Zandschulp (Netherlands) – Marton Fucsovics (Węgry, 7) 7:6 (7), 3:6, 7:5
Arthur Rinderknech (France) beat Josef Kovalik (Slovakia, Los Angeles) 6:4, 6:1
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