After Van de Zandschulp handed over the first set, things looked good for the Dutchman in the second set. He ran to lead 5-2, but then things went wrong. The experienced Croatian won five games in a row and used his second point in the match.
In the first round, Van de Zandschulp was still too strong for Italian qualifier Thomas Fabiano in two sets. He was hoping in Doha to show himself after his relatively early elimination from the ABN AMRO Championship last week. In the second round in Rotterdam, after an impressive start, the world number 50 surprised Czech Jerry Leschka.
In the last match of the day, Van de Zandschulp caused the doubles surprise. Together with his American partner Mackenzie McDonald, the 6-2 3-6 10-7 was too strong for Croatian duo Mate Pavic/Nikola Mektic in the second round. The Croats together top the world rankings and won Wimbledon last year.
Andy Murray is out too. He played only one match in his second round match against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. In just over an hour, the score was 6-0, 6-1 for 16th in the world. Last year Bautista Agut lost in Doha in the final to Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.
Top seed Denis Shapovalov, who was stuck in the opening round in Rotterdam last week, started well and took a convincing win over Alex Mulkan of Slovakia: 6-4, 6-0.
The Greek track surprised Boyle in Marseille
The Greek Talon track got stuck in the opening round of the ATP Tour in Marseille. The Dutch sixth seed in three sets was surprised by French world number 154 Lucas Pouille, who was accepted with a wild card. The score was 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 for the top 10 players who were taken off the court with an elbow injury.
The 25-year-old Greek track made a relentless impression on the main court of the Indoor Championships in southern France. In the first set he gave up his 5-3 lead sloppy and in the third he appeared to be uninterested at times. After two hours and 17 minutes, Bowie finished the match with a header.
The Dutchman won just over half the points on his first serve: 53 per cent. Bowie (27) won more than three-quarters of the points on his first serve: 76 percent.
The organization gave the Greek route, number 60 in the world, a start on Wednesday because it had to go back and forth from Marseille to Paris on Tuesday to apply for a US visa. He had to apply for that visa again because he lost his passport at the end of 2020.
Last week, the Greek track lost in the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Championships. In Rotterdam, Hungarian Marton Voskovic proved his strength in two groups.
Sabalenka and Krizhikova have already been eliminated in Dubai
At the busy WTA tournament in Dubai, numbers 1 and 2 were removed from the standings list early. Top seed Arina Sabalenka and Barbora Krejsikova lost in the second round of the Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates.
Sabalenka of Belarus had to concede a 6-4 6-4 win over Petra Kvitova, who won the tournament in 2013. Czech Krizhikova, who reached the final last year, was unsuccessful against Ukraine’s Dagana Gastremska. 6-3 became 7-6 (3).
Defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza was also eliminated in the second round. No. 4 in the list of standings, who lost in three sets to Russian Veronika Koedermetova: 6-3 4-6 4-6. On Tuesday, third seed Paula Padusa was defeated in the opening round.
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