World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev began his grass-court season with a victory over Gilles Simon in the second round of the Libema Open on Thursday, defeating the Frenchman 7-5, 6-4. The World No. 2 is now through to the quarterfinals after his win. InsideSport.
I will keep you updated on the Libema Open. This year, Medvedev returned to the Geneva Open after suffering a hernia operation, but he was unable to overcome a stunning fourth-round exit. He will not be able to participate in Wimbledon this year because of a ban on Russian players. His victory over Simon was a good way to start the Grass court season.
When Medvedev Trailed the Opening Set.
When Medvedev trailed the opening set, 3-5, he took things slowly.
Simon was in terrific form and appeared to be on his way to extending his perfect record against the World No. 2s. As a result, Medvedev was able to tie the match at 5-5 with a break of Simon’s serve and a hold of it. He broke Simon one more time to take the opening set 7-5.
Medvedev took a 2-1 lead over Simon in the second set after an early break. The Russian had enough to win 6-4 and move on to the quarterfinals the victory.
On his debut at the Libema Open in’s-Hertogenbosch on Tuesday, Karen Khachanov made a strong impression.
In Their First Atp Head2 Head Match.
In a 6-3, 6-3 victory over World No. 82 Alejandro Tabilo, the fifth seed broke four times and extended his career record on the grass to 20-10.
In their first ATP Head2Head match, Khachanov and Santiago Giraldo each dropped just two points on serve in the Russian’s service game. After winning the 2018 Rolex Paris Masters and becoming an ATP Masters 1000 winner,
the 26-year-old Khachanov is looking to win his first tour-level trophy. A run to the title match at Adelaide in January is the closest he has come this year. After beating Dominik Koepfer 6-1, 6-4 in the first round, the World No. 23 will face Kamil Majchrzak in the second round of the Rotterdam Open. Jesper De Jong, the Libema Open wild card, kept Jenson Brooksby on his toes, but the American prevailed 7-6(3), 6-3 in their first encounter on the grass in 2022.
Fame Open in Newport Last July.
At the Infosys Hall of Fame Open in Newport last July, Brooksby made it all the way to the ATP Tour final in his lone previous tour-level event on hard courts. When he plays in s-Hertogenbosch for the first time, he’ll be hoping to have the same kind of success he had at the other four clay-court tournaments he played in April and May.
During their first-round match on Tuesday afternoon, Brooksby and World No. 144 De Jong traded breaks before the eighth seed elevated his game to take the first set tie-break. A second-round matchup with Hugo Gaston in the Netherlands was arranged after an American break in the second set.
Winning Record in 2022.
Brooksby now has a 12-eight winning record in 2022 despite his slow start on clay.
Since his ATP Tour final appearance in Dallas in February, the 21-year-old has moved up to a career-high of world number 34. Tallon Griekspoor beat Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 7-5 in front of his home crowd to earn a second-round matchup with Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is ranked 56th in the world. Dutch No.
1 Biotic van de Zandschulp, on the other hand, failed to win a second race in the Netherlands on Tuesday. In a three-set thriller against Emil Ruusuvuori, the sixth seed got off to a good start but was unable to keep it up as the Finn rallied to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Brandon Nakashima, a rising star in the #NextGenATP, defeated Tommy Paul in an intense all-American match. Defeating his first tour-level opponent 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 7-6(2), the 20-year-old American advanced to the second round of the competition by dominating the third-set tie-break.
The Pepperstone Atp Race.
Nakashima is presently ranked eighth in the Pepperstone ATP Race to Milan and is attempting to qualify for the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in November for the second year in a row. World No. 64 Nakashima described his maiden tour-level grass-court victory as “exciting.” “I believe my game is well-suited to the grass, and I believe I can make a big impact this year.”
Defending champion Adrian Mannarino beat Andreas Seppi 7-6(4), 7-6(9) in the opening round of the tournament on Tuesday. The Frenchman won the’s-Hertogenbosch tournament in 2019 and will face fourth seed Alex de Minaur in the second round.