In the rematch of the Montecarlo match, the Tuscan returned to surrender 6-4 and 7-5 against the Argentine. The Piedmontese for his part yields in three sets (6-2 5-7 6-2) to the Spanish Carreño-Busta
Italy’s trip to the ATP 500 in Barcelona ends in the round of 16. Turin Lorenzo Sonego, eleventh force on the board, was eliminated by local player Pablo Carreño Busta (19 Atp) in three sets with a score of 6-2 5-7 6-2, matured in two hours and 42 minutes of play. In the afternoon the Spaniard will return to the court for the quarterfinals, where he will challenge the Norwegian Top 10 Casper Ruud (7 Atp), winner of the challenge together with the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (No. 73 Atp) with a double 6 -2.
It is a decisive and dominant start for the Spaniard, who expresses impeccable tennis in front of the local fans. To make the difference in the first set are the two services quickly snatched from Turin in the first and third games, which allowed him to win the set 6-2. In the second, Sonego’s reaction is forceful, who never stops clawing when it comes to subverting hierarchies. In fact, after 11 games in balance, the player from Turin is down and on the fourth useful opportunity he picks up the break at 7-5, which sends everything back to the decider. The match, however, was played early in the third, with Carreño dusting off the space tennis at the start of the match. Five games in a row from 1-1 with two accumulated breaks, allow him to comfortably close the service at 5-2 and qualify for the quarterfinals.
On Track 3 nothing to do with the other blue in the race, Lorenzo Musetti (n.68), eliminated by Diego Schwartzman. The Argentine Top 15, who just over a week ago had already defeated the Italian Next Gen in the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, is thus confirmed as the winner of the match two hours and 45 minutes into the game. Some regrets for the 20-something from Carrara who served for the striker 5-4 in the second set, before surrendering at 6-4 7-5. In the afternoon of the quarterfinals, the Argentine will challenge the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (n.9), winner of the duel with the American Frances Tiafoe (n.29) 7-5 6-4.
At the end of a double-shift day due to the rain that yesterday hindered the normal development of the matches, the semifinals of the Conde de Godó Trophy were decided. At the top of the board will be Carlos Alcaraz and Alex De Minaur to compete for a place in the decisive act. The Spaniard who in the afternoon got rid of his compatriot Munar in two simple sets, at the end of a night marathon, also beat the first seed Stefano Tsitsipas, with a score of 6-4 5-7 6-2. The Australian, who instead benefited from Harris’ retirement at the end of the first set of the round of 16, beat Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. Finally, in the lower half, the executioners of the Azzurri Diego Schwartzman and Pablo Carreño Busta will compete for a place in the final. The Argentine in his second game of the day defeated the Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime by a score of 3-6 6-2 6-3; while the Iberian defeated Casper Ruud 4-6 7-6(8) 6-3.
April 22, 2022 (change April 22, 2022 | 23:13)
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