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Aslan Karatsev saves a match point to beat Aljaz Bedene in Belgrade

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Third-seed Aslan Karatsev saved a match point to beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-5) reaching the quarter finals at the Serbia Open in Belgrade. 

 

Karatsev came back from an early break down by winning five of his next six games to take a 6-3 lead in the opening set. The second set went on serve in the first seven games before Bedene converted his third break point in the eighth game to take a 5-3 lead. Karatsev broke straight back at deuce for 4-5, but Bedene claimed his second break in the 10th game to take a 6-4 lead. 

Both players traded breaks in the fourth and fifth games of the decisive set. Bedene earned a match point at 6-5 in the third set, but he missed a backhand down the line and Karatsev held serve at love forcing the match to the tie-break. Karatsev got the decisive mini-break to win the third set after Bedene made his third double fault. 

Karatsev reached the Australian Open semifinal and won the Dubai title in his breakthrough 2021 season. 

“The weather conditions were so cold. The ball doesn’t move so you have to play long rallies. He played really good and was serving well. I was a bit lucky in the end, the difference was one or two points. I was lucky that I managed the match and was able to win”, said Karatsev. 

Karatsev set up Italy’s Gianluca Mager, who edged Alexei Popyrin 7-5 6-2 in 1 hour and 25 minutes. Mager went up a break in the third game to take a 2-1 lead. Popyrin broke back in the sixth game to draw level to 3-3. Mager missed three break points at 4-4. Mager broke serve at love to take a 6-5 lead and held at 15 to take a 7-5 lead. 

Mager broke serve in the third and seventh games to take a 5-2 lead. He saved a break point in the eighth game before converting his third match point. 

Federico Delbonis edged past Dusan Lajovic 6-3 2-4 6-4. Lajovic broke Delbonis, who was serving for the match at 5-2 in the third set. Lajovic fended off five match points and earned another break point in a marathon 10th game, but Lajovic sealed the third set 6-4 after 2 hours and 24 minutes. Taro Daniel came back from a set down to beat John Millman 3-6 6-2 6-3 after 2 hours and 14 minutes to reach his first tour-level quarter final since Tokyo 2019.

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Pablo Carreno Busta beats Mikael Ymer in Metz

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Second seed Pablo Carreno Busta beat Mikael Ymer 7-5 6-2 after 1 hour and 52 minutes to reach the quarter finals at the Moselle Open

 

Carreno Busta set up a quarter final match against Danish Next Gen Holger Rune, who battled past Lorenzo Sonego 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 6-4 after 2 hours and 40 minutes. 

Lucas Pouille rallied from one set down to beat Brayden Schnur 3-6 6-4 6-4 in 1 hour and 59 minutes. 

Peter Gojowczyk battle past lucky loser Antoine Hoang 6-2 3-6 6-4. Gojowczyk also beat Hoang in three sets in the final round of qualifying. 

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John Millman beats Jaume Munar in three sets in Nur Sultan

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John Millman battled past Jame Munar 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 after 3 hours and 9 minutes to advance to the quarter finals in Nur Sultan. 

 

“These long matches are not good in my age, I tell you !. It was such a physical battle out there. It was such a physical battle out there. I thought the level was extremely good. I thought I improved from yesterday in terms of how I was playing: Munari s a tough competitor. His body probably let him down a little bit towards the end. I have got to tell you, my body wasn’t feeling all that great, either. It was such a physical match and just so happy to extend my stay here”, said Millman.

Laslo Djere overcame Lorenzo Musetti 6-4 6-7 (3-7) after 2 hours and 48 minutes. Djere will face either Dusan Lajovic or Soonwoo Kwon. Ilya Ivashka beat wildcard Timofey Skatov 6-2 6-3. Carlos Taberner knocked out Ricardas Berankis 7-5 6-4. 

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Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova in Ostrava advance to the quarter finals

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Last year’s Roland Garros Iga Swiatek beat Yulia Putintseva 6-4 6-4 in 1 hour and 47 minutes to reach the quarter finals at the J&T Open in Ostrava. 

 

Swiatek, who was playing the second indoor WTA main draw of her career after Budapest 2019, faced Putuntseva for the first time in her career. Putintseva reached the semifinal in Portoroz last week and overcame Zhang Shuai after 3 hours and 24 minutes. 

Putintseva went down 0-3 in the first set, but she broke back to draw level to 3-3. Swiatek reeled off the last eight points of the first set to win the first set. 

Swiatek missed three break points to break Putintseva at 4-4 in the second set. The Pole saved two break points with her fourth ace and a series of backhand errors. Swiatek broke serve at love in the ninth game with two consecutive backhands to win the second set 6-4. 

“It was very tough. She was running to every ball. It was really hard. It was really hard to finish her, especially with such a slow surface. She could reach everything and she was fighting to the end. Even on match point I had to finish her three times. I am really happy that I won. It’s really hard for me to play against such players. I like to risk and with risking comes unforced errors, so it’s tough to get the balance between when to push and when to stay and wait for the opponent to miss”, said Swiatek. 

Petra Kvitova edged past Anastasia Potapova 6-1 6-7 (4-7) 6-3. Kvitova raced out to a 6-1 4-2 lead, but Potapova won three consecutive games with a break-back to love in the eighth game to draw level to 4-4. Kvitova had to save two break points in the 10th game. Kvitova rallied from 0-3 to draw level to 3-3 in the tie-break, but Potapova took the breaker 7-4. 

Potapova got an early break in the third game, but Kvitova broke straight back to draw level to 3-3. Kvitova converted her second break point in the eighth game to win the second set 6-3. 

Jelena Ostapenko, who finished runne-up to Clara Tauson in Luxembourg last Sunday, cruised past lucky loser Clara Tauson 6-4 6-0 in 66 minutes. 

US Alison Riske rallied from 1-3 down in the third set before beating Fiona Ferro 6-4 1-6 6-4 after 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

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