The first racket of Ukraine Oleksandr Dolgopolov reached the quarterfinals in the tournament ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro.
For the quarter-finals at “Rio Open” Dolgopolov competed with 73-th racket of the world from Argentina Horacio Sabulosum that before the trip to Brazil has lost five games in a row. In personal meetings Dolgopolov lost 0:2, and both matches Zeballos won in two games.
The first set Dolgopolov took the tiebreak. In the beginning of the second party, the Ukrainian missed a double break-point, and then gave his serve. Fortunately, in the final set Alexander made two breaks in one missed game on his serve.
To get closer to returning to the top 50 of the ATP ranking, Alexandra Dolgopolova in the 1/4 finals we need to beat fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno-Busta. Tennis players last week met in Bueanos Aires – the match was for Dolgopolov.
Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) – Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) – 6:7, 6:4, 4:6
In Marseille, the Ukrainians found it difficult to count on an exit in a quarterfinal, after all, their opponents were the strongest tennis players of France, Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The miracle did not happen, Illya Marchenko and Sergiy Stakhovsky without any chance to be lost in two sets.
Gael Monfis (France, 1) — Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) — 6:1, 6:4
Ilya Marchenko (Ukraine) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France, 2) — 3:6, 3:6
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