Update: 01.05.2022 18:50
Released: 01.05.2022, 18:43
Madrid / Munich / Estoril – Tennis player Kateřina Siniaková in the tournament in Madrid shortened her second round match with sixteenth seed Jelena Rybakinová of Kazakhstan at 0:6, 0:1. The only Czech woman to advance to the 3rd round in the Spanish capital is qualifier Marie Bouzková.
There are no health issues at Siniak, but he is worried about the game room on the pitch. In the first set and due to three lost serves, he received a “canary” from the 18th player in the world ranking, which happened to him in the previous duel against Croatian Anna Konjuhová. In the second game of the second set, he avoided a few more breakballs, but eventually gave up after less than 40 minutes.
After Van de Zandschulp, Dan Rune wins inaugural title in Munich
19-year-old Danish tennis player Holger Rune won his first career title at the Munich tournament. However, just less than a set had to fight for him on clay in Germany, as his last rival Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands gave up a 4:3 duel in the eighth game.
For Rune, who celebrates his 19th birthday on Friday, participation in the semifinals is a new milestone on the ATP circuit. However, Jiří Lehečka’s defeat from the first round did not make his final debut, he lost twice and Van de Zandchulp led 4:1. Only then did the Dane keep her serve, in the next marathon game, she took her opponent’s serve for the second time in the match and pulled it down to 3:4.
The eighth deployed Dutch player then asked for treatment. He panted on the bench, holding his chest, and then went into the locker room for another checkup. After a long break, he returned to the court and tried to continue, but at 15:40 for the opponent, he gave up on the duel.
Rune became Denmark’s first ATP Tour champion since 2005, when Kenneth Carlsen triumphed in Memphis. He won a prize of 81,310 euros and a BMW for the prize. He will increase his career to the maximum in the 50th position in the world ranking.
Argentina’s Sebastián Báez beat American fifth seed Frances Tiafoe in one hour of the clay tournament at Estoril in a quarter hour 6:3, 6:2 and won her first title on the ATP circuit.
Twenty-one-year-old Báez, who is ranked 59th, lost his serve right at the start. At 0:2, he faced three more breakballs, but he avoided them and since then he is clearly ahead in the game with the 29th player in the world.
Jiří Vesel also competed in the ATP 250 tournament in Portugal, but in the first round he lost to Hugo Dellien of Bolivia 3:6, 3:6.
Tennis tournament results
(sorted by subsidy amount)
Men’s and women’s tournaments in Madrid
(clay, male subsidy 6,744,165 euros / women 6,575,560 euros):
Single – Round 1:
Draper (United Kingdom) – Sonego (It.) 6:4, 6:3, Isner (USA) – Krajinovič (Sr.) 7:6 (10:8), 6:4, Evans (United Kingdom) – Delbonis ( Arg.) 6: 3, 6: 4.
Single – Round 2:
Rybakinova (16-KAZ) – Siniaková 6:0, 1:0 retired, Kasatkin (RUS) – Sakkari (4-Greek) 3:6, 6:3, 6:1, Andreescu (CAN) – Collins (6-USA) 6:1, 6:1 , Kalininova (UKR) – Muguruza (7-Sp.) 6:3, 6:0, Raducanu (9-United Kingdom) – Kostukova 6:2, 6:1, Pegula (12-USA) – Kanepi (Est.) 6:3, 6:3, Teichmannová (Šv.) – Fernandezová (17-Kan.) 6:4, 6:4, Sorribesová (Šp.) – Osakaová (Jap.) 6:3, 6:1.
Men’s tournament in Munich
(clay, subsidy 597,900 euros):
Single – Finals:
Rune (DEN) – Van de Zandschulp (8-Niz) 3: 4 ret.
Doubles – Finals:
Krawietz, Mies (3-Germany) – Matos, Vega (BRA/Spain) 4:6, 6:4, 10:7.
Men’s tournament in Estoril
(clay, subsidized 534,555 euros):
Single – Finals:
Báez (ARG) – Tiafoe (5-US) 6:3, 6:2.
Doubles – Finals:
Borges, Cabral (Portugal) – M. González, Goransson (ARG / Sweden) 6: 2, 6: 3.
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