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Hamburg Open Day 1 Recap
Qualifiers would have their way in singles and doubles, fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev would move on, and much more at the Hamburg Open.
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Hamburg Open Day 1 Results
Taylor Fritz vs. Pablo Cuevas (q)
In the first match of the day at the Hamburg Open, qualifier Pablo Cuevas would dominate American Taylor Fritz in straight sets.
In the first set, Cuevas would only need one break of Taylor Fritz’s serve to take the set 6-4. In the second set, he would get three breaks, while being broken once, to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-4, 6-2.
Jiri Vesely (q) vs. Gilles Simon (ll)
Qualifier Jiri Vesely would get a solid victory today over lucky loser Gilles Simon in their first round match today. In the opening set, Vesely would get three breaks of Simon’s serve to take the set 7-5.
In the second set, he would only need two breaks to take the set 6-2 and the match 7-5, 6-2.
Tommy Paul (q) vs. Kevin Anderson (pr)
To make for the third qualifier to get a win today, Tommy Paul would defeat Kevin Anderson in three sets. In the first set, Paul would only need one break of Anderson’s serve, in the first game, to take the set 6-4.
In the second set, Anderson would dominate, breaking Paul’s serve three times to take the set 6-0 and force a third set. In the third set, Paul would manage to break Anderson’s serve once to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.
Tennys Sandgren (q) vs. Andrey Rublev (5)
To end the streak of qualifier victories today at the Hamburg Open, the fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev would get a solid victory over American qualifier Tennys Sandgren.
In the first set of their match, down 2-3, Rublev would win four straight games, two on Sandgren’s serve, to take the set 6-3. In the second set, Rublev would win the first three games consecutively before taking the set 6-3 to win the match 6-3, 6-3.
J.Murray / N.Skupski vs. R.Albot / A.Qureshi (q)
In the first doubles match of the day, the team of Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski would take on the team of Radu Albot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.
In the opening set of their match, Murray and Skupski would absolutely dominate, breaking their opponents’ serve three times and winning two games at love en route to a 6-0 set victory.
In the second set, Albot and Qureshi would respond by getting two breaks to take the set 7-5 and force a third set tiebreak.
In the third set tiebreak, Albot and Qureshi would prevail, 10-8, to win the match 0-6, 7-5, 10-8.
K.Krawietz / A.Mies vs. R.Klaasen / O.Marach
In the last match of the day, the doubles team of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies would take on the team of Raven Klaasen and Oliver Marach.
In the opening set, each team would hold their serve, a combined three times at love, all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Krawietz and Mies would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5).
In the second set, they would only need one break to take the set 6-3 and the match 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
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