Tennis am Rothenbaum: defending champion Carreno Busta is out | – 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. Russian favourite Andrey Rublev mastered the primary match properly.

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 troublesome to breathe. I used to be continually respiration sizzling air,” mentioned the world’s forty fourth skilled. After struggling, he wished to discover a place within the ice barrel. Borna Coric, who beat Dutch Tallon Grixur 6:3, 6:4, is like Molkan within the quarterfinals.

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 The 24-yr-outdated world primary will face Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo within the spherical of 16 on Thursday, who received the clay court docket event in Bastad, Sweden on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

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Petkovic will meet Kontaveit within the quarterfinals

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 in opposition to 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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