Tennis am Rothenbaum: defending champion Carreno Busta is out | NDR.de – Sports

Date: 20.07.2022 18:58

Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta, the reigning champion, was eradicated within the 1/8 finals on the girls’s and males’s mixed tennis event held at Rothenbaum in Hamburg. And the Russian favourite Andrey Rublev mastered his first match nicely.

On Wednesday, this yr’s fourth seed Carreno Busta had a heated battle with Slovakia’s Alex Molkan, which he misplaced 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (5-7). Both battled to exhaustion in 44-diploma warmth for two:26 hours, and even needed to go to a tie-break to determine.

“I do not really feel good proper now,” Molkan mentioned after his win. “It was tough to breathe. I used to be continually respiratory sizzling air,” mentioned the forty fourth skilled on the planet. After struggling, he needed to discover a place within the ice barrel. Borna Coric, who defeated Dutch Tallon Grixur 6:3, 6:4, is like Molkan within the quarterfinals.

Rublev, who gained the event in Hamburg two years in the past, hit twelve aces in his first match in opposition to Lithuania’s Rikardas Berankis, profitable 6-3, 6-4. The 24-yr-previous world primary will face Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo within the spherical of 16 on Thursday, who gained the clay courtroom event in Bastad, Sweden on Sunday.

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Andrea Petkovic is out of the ladies’s competitors on Wednesday. The event ambassador was the final German within the event and superior to the quarterfinals on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-3 6-4, 6-3 win over Japan’s Misako Doi. There he meets primary Anette Kontaveit. The Estonian defeated Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6:3, 6:2 within the spherical of 16 on Wednesday.

Russians Aleksandra Sasnovich and Anastasia Potapova, Belgian Marina Saniuska, American Bernarda Pera and Czech Kateryna Sinyakova and Barbora Krejcikova additionally reached the quarterfinals.

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