Russian Daniil Medvedev, world number 5 and first seed, was eliminated in the first round of the Rotterdam tournament, where Pablo Carreño beat Roberto Bautista in the Spanish duel in the second round.
Medvedev crashed in his start in the Dutch tournament against Canadian Vasek Pospisil (104th), who won 6-4, 6-3.
The other great Russian asset, Karen Khachanov (17th), also lost this Wednesday, in his case in the second round against British Daniel Evans (33rd) by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4.
For his part, Pablo Carreño, number 30 in the world, beat his compatriot Roberto Bautista (12th) 6-4, 2-6 and 7-6 (7/4) and advanced to the quarterfinals.
In the round of the best eight, Carreño will face the winner of the confrontation between the Belgian David Goffin, world No. 10, and the Italian Jannik Sinner (79th).
Goffin will face the 18-year-old Italian after beating local Robin Haase (167th) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 on Wednesday.
In the last game of the day, the young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (21st in the world) beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (22nd) with authority 6-4 and 6-2 and validated his passage to the quarterfinals.
The Rotterdam Tournament, which is held indoors and on a hard surface, distributes 2,013,855 euros in prizes.
– Rotterdam ATP Tournament:
– Men’s Individual – First round:
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) defeated Daniil Medvedev (RUS / N.1) 6-4, 6-3
Gael Monfils (FRA / N.3) to João Sousa (POR) 6-3, 6-2
Gilles Simon (FRA) defeated Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3
Jannik Sinner (ITA) to Radu Albot (MDA) did not show up
David Goffin (BEL / N.4) bt Robin Haase (NED) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4
– Men’s Individual – Second round:
Daniel Evans (GBR) defeated Karen Khachanov (RUS) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Pablo Carreño (ESP) defeated Roberto Bautista (ESP / N.6) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4)
Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) to Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 6-4, 6-2. AFP