The first racket of Ukraine Oleksandr Dolgopolov badly at a major hard-court tournament of the ATP 500 in Acapulco (Mexico).
The draw has not been kind to the strongest tennis player of Ukraine in the first round Dolgopolova faced eighth-ranked Marin Cilic, who in the confrontation with the Ukrainian was leading with the score 2:1.
Key in the first set was the seventh game – Dolgopolov annoying way missed a break-point, then lost his serve again and couldn’t miss the chance of admission. Cilic has gone from the second break-point, and gave it to Seth.
In the second game, the players exchanged long successful games on her serve. The first to flinch Horvath – Cilic with the score 4:5 made a triple break point and couldn’t get out of this situation.
Unfortunately, in the final set, Dolgopolov was unable to build on their success. Alexander already in the first game and lost his serve – Ukrainian wilted and dry gave the climactic phase of the game.
Due to an early flight to Acapulco, Alexandr Dolgopolov at the end of the week risks to depart from the top 70 of the ATP ranking.
Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) – Marin Cilic (Croatia, 3) – 3:6, 6:4, 0:6
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