Paris Masters 3th Matchday: Wawrinka continues to struggle

(Paris Masters news, Tennis news) Wawrinka made many fans heart-pounding for losing in the first set.

Paris Masters has witnessed another victory in Paris court
Paris Masters has witnessed another victory in Paris court

Nadal won the battle for the Paris Masters

Rafael Nadal defeated Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the second round of the ATP 1000 Paris Masters tournament on November 4.

Nadal became the fourth player in the Open Era to reach the milestone of 1000 wins in the ATP Tour system. Three weeks ago, also in Paris, the Spaniard hit a record 20 Grand Slam.

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This is a difficult victory beyond Nadal’s prediction, because Lopez is 39 years old and no longer maintained in good form this season. On the first delivery game, Nadal let his opponent have a break-point and lost himself because of a double mistake. The number two player in the world has a chance to win the ball game when the score is 1-3, but misses. Lopez, thanks to a 93% first serve point win rate, maintained a two-game gap in the remainder of the first set to win 6-4.

Wawrinka struggled to move on

Facing Tommy Paul of America in the second round, Stan Wawrinka had to work very hard to win the right to continue. The first set, the Swiss player lost 4-6 after losing the break. The second set was intense and had to drag to a tie-break series. Wawrinka has shown courage and won 7-3 in this series. In the third set, the Swiss player proved to be much better and won easily 6-2, thereby gaining the right to continue.

A. Zverev won easily, Coric was suddenly eliminated

A. Zverev easily won against Kecmanovic by winning two sets with the same score 6-2 after less than 1 hour. Also in the next round were the others like Mannarino, Rublev and De Minaur. Meanwhile, a player who is expected to be Borna Coric unexpectedly fell to Johnson. The Croatian player won the first set easily but lost in the next 2 sets.

Schwartzman, Raonic continues

Schwartzman and Raonic both easily won the right to advance at the Paris Masters when only facing underrated players. Schwartzman needed 75 minutes and two sets to overcome Richard Gasquet while the Canadian also beat Herbert 2-0.

Medvedev won easily after 50 minutes

Having to meet strong opponent Daniil Medvedev in the second round, Kevin Anderson still proved confident and had up to 5 successful breaks in the first 5 games. This effective game helped Anderson pull Medvedev into the tie-break series in the first set.Here, Medvedev made a difference in the 5th round by winning the mini-break to increase the tie-break to 3-2, then won 2 more points. But in the 8th turn, Anderson injured and had to give up. The match stopped at the 50th minute and Medvedev was the one going on.

[1] Rafael Nadal (Spain) – Feliciano Lopez (Spain): Around 0:30, November 5, Central Stadium, Paris Masters men’s singles second round

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After overwhelming Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros men’s singles final this year with a convincing 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 score, Rafael Nadal decided not to attend the ATP 500 Vienna Open to put his energy into the competition. at the Paris Masters. This is a big tournament near the ATP Finals that “Gaur” has not been able to win even once in the final (losing to David Nalbandian 4-6, 0-6 in 2007).

Rafael Nadal will reunite Feliciano Lopez, a close friend from the country who has won him the last 2 times on the hard court of the ATP Masters 1000
Rafael Nadal will reunite Feliciano Lopez, a close friend from the country who has won him the last 2 times on the hard court of the ATP Masters 1000

Nadal is one of the top eight seeds at the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris this year and he will march in the second round against fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez. The 39-year-old ranked 64 in the world has just excelled in beating his Serbian opponent, Filip Krajinovic in the first round with 2 sets of 7-6 (13-11) and 6-1 respectively.

Nadal has won 9 out of 13 encounters with Lopez. But the last two times they met (both on the hard field) at the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Shanghai in 2014 and Cincinnati in 2015, Rafa both lost against his compatriots.

Paris brought glory to Nadal with the Roland Garros championship nearly a month ago. But it was on clay. On the hard court in the house, when Lopez’s impromptu attack “has ground for martial arts”, Rafa will have to be very wary if he does not want a hat-trick tragedy defeat against his best friend.

Kevin Anderson (South Africa) – [3] Daniil Medvedev (Russia):  November 4, Central Stadium, Round 2 of the Paris Masters men’s singles

Like No. 1 seed Nadal, 3rd seed Daniil Medvedev is expected to have a very difficult debut at the Paris Masters this year. The Russian star will have to clash former Wimbledon runner-up – Kevin Anderson. 

Kevin Anderson aims for a second consecutive victory over Daniil Medvedev in less than a week
Kevin Anderson aims for a second consecutive victory over Daniil Medvedev in less than a week

The 2.03m tall South African just reached the semifinals of the Vienna Open last weekend, where he had bad luck when he soon gave up in set 2 due to injury against another opponent from the country of birch. , Andrey Rublev. Anderson is also the one who eliminated Medvedev in the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 tournament in Austria this year when he won after 2 sets with scores of 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the only time they ever faced each other. .

Also on the fourth day of competition at the Paris Masters, 4th seed Alexander Zverev will face Miomir Kecmanovic at 9:30 p.m. on November 4. Then, at about 11 p.m. on the same day, 5th seed Andrey Rublev will encounter Radu Albot. At 2am on 5/11, No. 12 seed Stan Wawrinka will compete with “unknown” America Tommy Paul.

Wednesday specific schedule at Paris Masters:

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