Marcel Granolas of Spain and Oracio Sevalos of Argentina confused the world’s best pair of Matepavic of Croatia and Bruno Soares of Brazil on the fourth day of the Nitto ATP Finals at O2 in London. Jurgen Melzer of Austria and Edouard Roger Vaseline of France are Michael Venus and John Peers of New Zealand in Australia.
They saved two match points [in the match tiebreak] It was a great point, but we were playing really well and had match points on the serve. I had to focus on that point. Horacio made a wide serve and Bruno missed a return … the match is really close and I’m very happy. Marcel Granolars
Granollers & Zeballos closed their positions 7-6 (4) 6-7 (4) at the top of group Bob Bryan. [10-8] After a two-hour, four-minute battle, beat top-seeded Pavić & Soares.
“They saved two match points [in the match tiebreak] It was a great point, but we were playing really well and had match points on the serve, “Granollers said. “We had to focus on that point.
“Horacio made a wide range of serves and Bruno missed a return … the match is really close and I’m very happy.”
The fourth seed saves all six breakpoints, including four decision points, moves 2-0 in round robin play, defeats Pierce and Venus in a straight set, increasing the chances of reaching the semifinals in London. I did. It’s Monday, but the standings remain close.
If Pierce & Venus defeated Melzer & Roger Vaseline in the Wednesday evening session, the Roman champion would have been able to play in the last four games of The O2, but Australia / Kiwi lost to seventh-placed seed. 2-67-6 (4) [12-10], Therefore Granollers & Zeballos have to wait for the result of the group.
Granollers & Zeballos were under pressure on the first set, but found a big serve to save three breakpoints and reached the breaker.
Zeballos succeeded in his return when he attacked Soares on the net and fired a large ace to claim the first set.
The second followed a similar pattern, with Granollers and Zeballos nervous and saving three more breakpoints on the net.
After saving Saab’s match points 5-6, Soares extracted the volley error from Granollers and showed great reflexes on the net to level the match.
Granollers & Zeballos combined power and precision to beat their opponents on the net, gaining a 5/2 lead in a tiebreaker and converting a fourth matchpoint to finish a very tight contest.
“”[Marcel] I am very positive, “said Zeballos. “He’s always trying to move forward without thinking about the past. That’s really important … I think it’s one of the best things we’re doing this week.”
As a result, Pavic & Soares fell 1-1 in group Bob Bryan and are about to reach the semifinals of The O2 in their tournament debut. In the final round robin match, only Peers & Venus will remain. On Friday.
However, Venus & Pears face a difficult battle to win the semi-finals after suffering a second defeat in 1 hour 30 minutes with Melzer & Roger Vaseline.
They now need to beat the top seeds and expect Zeballos and Granolars to defeat Melzer and Roger Vaseline to win the second semi-final spot from the set-determined group and perhaps the game count back. there is.
On Wednesday, Venus & Peers dominated the whole play and, after working well, played a match that they really should have won, but instead lost the lack of five match points.
They made a flying start at the O2 Arena, defeated Melzer early and clinched the set on their second break 6-2.
Kiwi Venus, who lives in London and attends a college in the United States, wears a black top with neon green flames on her arms and torso, bouncing between points and hitting like a boxer in shorts. Waiting for him, his deadly forehand and strong net play are causing great damage to the Austrian / French pair.
Former professional tennis player Elizabeth Little’s son and tennis player Sally Peers’ brother, Pears, beautifully mixed his serve and held it comfortably on the first set.
They continued to serve strongly for the second time, but were much tighter as the French-Austrian combination also enhanced delivery.
They had match points in the deuce of Roger Vaseline’s serve 4-5, but a good first serve to the peers by the French saw the chance begging.
After a tiebreaker, Melzer & Roger Vaseline regained their composure and took an early break before finishing 7-4.
The match was decided by a tiebreaker and Venus & Peers regained the lead with a 7-3 lead, but the gap closed to 7-6 before Peers scored both service points and reached the pinnacle of victory. .. Three more match points.
But they couldn’t convert to any of them, and the breaker was at the 10-10 level when Melzer came up with a stunning return for Saab to pass Venus.
Venus made a clutch volley to set the fifth matchpoint at 11-10, but Melzer held the serve twice to set the first matchpoint for the seventh seed, and Kiwi netted. When he threw a smash, Melzer and Roger Vaseline were handed an unlikely victory.
After saving five match points, Melzer & Roger Vaseline did not create a single break point in the match, but still won a thrilling come-from-behind victory, 2-6,7-6 (4). [12-1] On the 6th seed.
“I started the game after the first set, which was the key,” Melzer said in a post-match court interview. “I wouldn’t have been able to play worse in the first set.
“We said we would stick together no matter what, and it was rewarded.”
His partner said the key remained positive while basically bringing down the entire match.
“We are very happy to do our best to fight to the last point and win,” he said. “In doubles, every point is important.”
And that’s what happens when deciding who goes to the knockout stage.
– Tennis Sports
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