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IN PROGRESS / UPCOMING TENNIS EVENTS – FULL 2019 SCHEDULE

BARCELONA OPEN BANC SABADELL

Barcelona, Spain

2019.04.22 to 2019.04.28
ATP World Tour 500

GAZPROM HUNGARIAN OPEN

Budapest, Hungary

2019.04.22 to 2019.04.28
ATP World Tour 250

 

Munar Stuns Zverev In Marrakech

NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
ORIGINAL SOURCE – Munar Stuns Zverev In Marrakech

Spain’s Jaume Munar upset World No. 3 Alexander Zverev for the biggest win of his career on Thursday at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech. The Spaniard, who reached the semi-finals of the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals, stunned the top seed 7-6(1), 2-6, 6-3 for his first Top 10 victory (1-3).

“Sascha is a great player and this is a magical moment for me,” Munar said. “I’m very happy. I feel very well here and this victory means a lot to me.”

The Spaniard broke the 10-time ATP Tour titlist four times in the match and saved all three break points faced in the third set. Munar, at a career-high No. 60 in the ATP Rankings, will play in his fifth ATP Tour quarter-final against Benoit Paire.

The Frenchman reached his fifth quarter-final in sixth appearance at the ATP 250 tournament, overcoming countryman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, the eighth seed, 6-4, 6-2 in 76 minutes. He won 29 of his 32 first-service points.

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Defending champion Pablo Andujar of Spain saved two set points in the first set en route to a 7-6(6), 6-4 victory over seventh seed and 2017 runner-up Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany for a place in the quarter-finals. The three-time Marrakech champion (2011-2012, 2018) recovered from 3/5 down in the first set and from 4/6 in the tie-break.

Czech Jiri Vesely is one match win away from reaching the Marrakech semi-finals for the fourth time (2015-17) after a 6-3, 6-4 win over Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina in one hour and 39 minutes. He has a 2-0 FedEx ATP Head2Head lead against Andujar, his next opponent.

Melzer/Skugor Upset Second Seeds

Jurgen Melzer and Franko Skugor defeated second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Dominic Inglot 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-7 to reach the last four in Marrakech and ensure that all the semi-finalists are unseeded teams. Melzer/Skugor will play Leander Paes and Benoit Paire for a place in the final.

Matwe Middelkoop and Frederik Nielsen rallied to beat Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 1-6, 6-4, 10-8. Next up for Middelkoop/Nielsen in the semi-finals are Simone Bolelli and Malek Jaziri.

 

POSTED ON April 11, 2019

 

 

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