Gasquet has not fallen into the trap
It was certainly the attraction number one of this first round of the Masters 1000 of Cincinnati in the United States. After a seven-month absence, Andy Murray, 324eme player in the world and a recipient of a wild card, was finally his big comeback single on the courts of ATP. In front of him, the French Richard Gasquet. The 56th best player in the world has finally had the last word, in two sets (6-4, 6-4), and 1h38 game. Input, the Scots made a breaker had to succeed to equalize pretty quickly, 1-2. Finally, Murray had a new lost the game, 3-3, and Gasquet has then the opportunity to conclude, on a white set (6-4). As in the first set Andy Murray has lost his first game. This time, the Scot has never managed to overcome its handicap, despite a total of two break balls at all obtained. Finally, his opponent French has not done pray to fold to this meeting, on his first ball of the match (6-4). No time for too much waffle for the Habs that will be another formidable opponent in the second round, in the person of the Austrian, Dominic Thiem. The head of series n°4, exempt from the first round, will make its entry in the running at this time.
Puglia provides the bulk
He takes it, finally ! This Monday, the French Lucas Pouille, 31th player in the world, won the first game of its american tour, the first round of the Masters 1000 of Cincinnati in the United States. In front of him, the American Denis Kudla. The 111eme player in the world, from the qualifications, he finished by making the arms in two sets (6-3, 7-6 (6)) and 1h41 game. But the French would have, however, been able to avoid a few scares, concluding earlier this meeting. In the second round, Puglia has taken the service of his opponent at the best of times, to 4-4, to then end up to be used for the gain of this meeting. In a never-ending game, the Habs failed to conclude a single of his three match balls, and he even eventually make the weapons at the end of the third ball break to him. Finally the two men were up in the tie-break. Again, Puglia is beautiful scares, after having had to save two new balls set. Finally, the protected, Amelie Mauresmo has proven to be patient to reverse the trend and finish by imposing, on his first ball of the match to the decisive game (6-7 (6)). In the second round, the 31th player in the world will be Italian Fabio Fognini, the Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
The ride Mannarino
He has not really had to force his talent. This Monday, on the occasion of the first round of the Masters 1000 of Cincinnati in the United States, the French Adrian Mannarino, 59eme player in the world, is very easily eliminated Chile’s Cristian Garin, 32nd best player in the world, in two sets (6-4, 6-1). The two players have equal game until the seventh game of the first round. At this time, the French saved a first-ball break against it, before finally coming to a bow on the second. Mannarino has not had time to procrastinate, since, in the process, he has quietly débreaké, before taking the service of his opponent a second time, at the time when he served to stay alive in this first set (6-4). The second round was really one-way, and the Chilean has made a point of honor to avoid the 6-0, winning finally a game, the third, after having given the first two (6-1). Adrian Mannarino could have a good shot to play in this tournament. While he was scheduled to meet Rafael Nadal in the second round, the Spaniard was finally declared forfeit. The Habs will be a lucky loser for the next opponent, namely the Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin.
Herbert has missed its chance
There was definitely the place. This Monday, the French Pierre-Hugues Herbert has been eliminated in the first round of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati (United States) by the local Sam Querrey (7-6 (2), 7-6 (1)) and 1h39 game. In the first round, Querrey was the first to lose his service, at 1-1, before scoring the equaliser in the aftermath. Despite a new ball to break to save at 3-3, the U.s. has bought the first two balls of the set to 5-4, and then a new one at 6-5. The two players have found themselves in a first decisive game, as the American was fairly easily won, on his first attempt (7-6 (2)). Everything is most certainly played in the ninth game of the second set when the French, who had a break ahead when it has taken the service of his opponent, to 1-2, on his second attempt, then received a ball set. Finally, Herbert has not been able to convert this opportunity and behind it is his opponent who has managed to obliterate his disability. It is then quite naturally that the two man are directed to a new tie-break. A decisive game finally widely over the American, who had no trouble to prevail on his first match ball (7-6 (1)).
Cilic is already taking the door
A small tour and then goes away. This Monday, in the first round of the Masters 1000 of Cincinnati in the United States, the Croatian Marin Cilic, 18th-best player in the world and seeded no. 14, is tilted against the Moldovan Radu Albot, 39eme player in the world, in two sets (6-4, 7-6 (6)) and 1h56 game. For the Croatian in the first round, everything is out of whack after his second game, he eventually gave in. In the stride, he would have been able to débreaker but he ended up spoiling her two opportunities. The Moldovan was then able to conclude, on his fourth ball of the set (4-6). In the second round, after having saved a new ball to break on his second serve, Marin Cilic wasted a total of four balls set, at 5-4 and then at 6-5. When the two men found themselves in a tie-break. The 18th best player in the world got two new balls set, 6-4, only to be then take by default, bowing on the first ball of the match to his opponent of the day (7-6 (6)). Marin Cilic takes therefore already in the door in this Masters 1000, while his opponent will then face either the Serbian Laslo Djere, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman. On his side, Cilic will come out of the Top 20 as of next Monday.
CINCINNATI (Usa, ATP Masters 1000, hard, 5 354 084€)
The title holder : Novak Djokovic (SER)
Djokovic (SER, n°1) – Bye
Querrey (USA, WC) bat Herbert (FRA) : 7-6 (2), 7-6 (1)
Carreno-Busta (ESP, Q) – Simon (FRA)
Isner (USA, n°13) bat Lajovic (SER) : 7-6(3), 1-6, 7-5
Fognini (ITA, n°10) – Shapovalov (CAN)
Pouille (FRA) bat Kudla (USA, Q) : 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Kyrgios (AUS) – Sonego (ITA)
Khachanov (RUS, n°8) – Bye
Federer (SUI, n°3) – Bye
Londero (ARG, WC) bat Berrettini (ITA) : 7-6 (3), 6-3
Dimitrov (BUL) – Wawrinka (SUI)
Rublev (RUS, Q) – Basilashvili (GEO, n°15)
Medvedev (RUS, n°9) – Edmund (GBR)
Verdasco (ESP) – Pair (ENG)
Struff (ALL) bat Karlovic (CRO, Q) : 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Tsitsipas (GRE, n°5) – Bye
A. Zverev (ALL, n°7) – Bye
Kecmanovic (SER, Q) bat Auger-Aliassime (CAN) : 6-3, 6-3
Gael Monfils (FRA) – Tiafoe (USA)
Hurkacz (POL) – Bautista Agut (ESP, n°11)
Albot (MDA) bat Cilic (CRO, n°14) : 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Djere (SER) – Schwartzman (ARG)
Gasquet (FRA) bat Murray (GBR, WC) : 6-4, 6-4
Thiem (AUT, n°4) – Bye
Nishikori (JAP, n°6) – Bye
Nishioka (JAP, Q) bat Thompson (AUS) : 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
De Minaur (AUS) bat Cecchinato (ITA) : 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2
Opelka (USA, WC) – Coric (CRO, n°12)
Goffin (BEL, n°16) – Fritz (USA)
Pella (ARG) bat Ruud (NOR, Q) : 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Mannarino (FRA) bat Garin (CHI) : 6-4, 6-1
Kukushkin (KAZ, LL) – Bye
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