Hamburg Open Rd. of 16: Lucky Loser Bublik Defeats Auger-Aliassime

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Hamburg Open Rd. of 16 Recap

Lucky loser Alexander Bublik would upset Felix Auger-Aliassime, Tsitsipas would move on, and much more at the Hamburg Open.

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Hamburg Open Rd. of 16 Results

Singles Results

Casper Ruud vs. Benoit Paire

In the first set of Casper Ruud’s match against Benoit Paire, Ruud would break Paire’s serve three times to take the set 6-4 from down 1-3.

In the second set, down 0-2, Paire would be forced to retire from the match due to injury, giving Ruud the 6-4, 2-0 victory.

Cristian Garin vs. Yannick Hanfmann (wc)

Rio Open Champion Cristian Garin would get a solid victory today over German wildcard Yannick Hanfmann. In the opening set, Garin would cruise by Hanfmann, getting several breaks en route to a 6-2 set victory.

In the second set, each player would get two breaks of the other’s serve on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Garin would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and the match 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

Daniel Evans vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas (2)

After an upsetting loss to Jannik Sinner at the Italian Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas would get an authoritative win today over Daniel “Dan” Evans.

In the first set of their match, Tsitsipas would only need one break of Evans’ serve, in the fourth game, to take the set 6-3. In the second set, down 0-1, he would win six straight games to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-3, 6-1.

Tommy Paul (q) vs. Andrey Rublev (5)

Despite being tested by American qualifier Tommy Paul, the fifth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev would get a solid three-set victory.

In the opening set, with the set tied at one, Rublev would takeover, winning five straight games, two at love, to take the set 6-1.

In the second set, Paul would win the first three games consecutively to take a commanding 3-0 lead and would go on to take the set 6-3 to force a decisive third set.

In the third set, Rublev would break Paul’s serve three times, while only dropping two games, to take the set 6-2 and win the match 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

Alexander Bublik (ll) vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime

Lucky loser Alexander Bublik would continue his run at the Hamburg Open today by defeating Canadian rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime.

In the opening set of their match, after each player exchanged three consecutive games to tie the set at three, Bublik would win three out of the next four games to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Bublik would break Auger-Aliassime’s serve twice, while not dropping a single service game, to take the set 6-2 and win the match 6-4, 6-2.

Roberto Bautista Agut (4) vs. Dominik Koepfer (se)

In the last match of the day, the fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut would take on German Dominik Koepfer. In the opening set, down 0-2, Bautista Agut would win five straight games before eventually taking the set 6-3.

In the second set, Koepfer would respond by breaking Bautista Agut’s serve three times to take the set 6-3 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, Bautista Agut would get three breaks to take the set 6-3 and win the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Doubles Results

F.Nielsen / T.Puetz  (wc) vs. N.Mahut / F.Martin

In the first doubles match of the day, the French pairing of Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin would get a solid victory over the team of Frederik Loechte Nielsen and Tim Puetz.

To start the match, Mahut and Martin would escape a tight first set with a 7-5 victory. In the second set, down 1-4, they would manage to win six out of the next seven games to take the set 7-5 and win the match 7-5, 7-5.

F.Fognini / H.Kontinen vs. J.Peers / M.Venus

Australians John Peers and Michael Venus would have their way with the team of Fabio Fognini and Henri Kontinen today. In the first set of their match, Peers and Venus would win the first five games in a row before taking the set 6-1.

In the second set, they would only need one break of their opponents’ serve, in the fifth game, to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-1, 6-4.

L.Kubot / M.Melo  (3) vs. Y.Hanfmann / M.Moraing  (wc)

In the last doubles match of the day, the third-seeded team of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo would get a victory over the wildcard team of Yannick Hanfmann and Mats Moraing.

In the opening set of their match, each team would break the other’s serve once en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Kubot and Melo would squeak out an 8-6 victory to take the set 7-6 (8-6).

In the second set, Hanfmann and Moraing would respond by getting two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-1. In the third set tiebreak, Kubot and Melo would prevail, 10-5, to win the match 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 10-5.

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