Both pairs are inexperienced and only play for a short time. Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner have only played their tenth game, and so far they have had their tally: five wins and four defeats. On the other hand, Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan) and Altuğ Celikbelik (Turkey) have only had two victories so far, in Dubai. But in the qualifying final, they unexpectedly eliminated the two British “1” ranked: Daniel Evans and Ken Skopsky.
Hurkacz finished the match with good services
The Polish-Italian duo started the 1/8 final match very well. He won the first twelve out of fourteen points and was leading 3-0. At 4:3, Hurkacz-Sinner lost his bid and the tiebreaker came a moment later. In it, the opponents had a set ball at 6:5, but Hurkacz and Sinner’s response was excellent – three straight points and a set.
The second match was also very close. In only the tenth match, the Polish-Italian duo managed to overtake their rivals after a few mistakes. A moment later, Publik-Celebelec had a chance to make up for the losses. At 30:40 Hubert Hurkacz sent twice well and the opponents threw the ball into the car twice.
Hurkacz-Sinner had 72 percent in this match. Effectiveness of the first send (55% discount only). In the quarter-finals they will face the winner of the match: John Pearce, Philip Polasek (Australia, Slovakia) – Saketh Menini, Ramkumar Ramanathan (both from India).
The top seed in this tournament are Croatia, Olympic champions and last year’s Wimbledon winners: Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. “2” featured Rajiv Ram Joe Salisbury (USA, Great Britain), and “3”: Gentlemen, Polasek.
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