Tiafoe stops Munar and Seyboth Wild, Martinez in Lyon

Galán also could not advance to the second round this Tuesday

May 21, 2024

Open Parc

Frances Tiafoe este martes en Lyon.
By Staff

The Spaniards who took to the court this Tuesday at the Open Parc were unlucky in their debut, failing to pass their first round test.

Frances Tiafoe was in charge of putting a stop to Jaume Munar’s progression, breaking a streak of three consecutive defeats, by winning 7-6(5), 6-4 in one hour and 41 minutes.

The American was leading 4-3 against the Spaniard when the rain appeared this Monday. Shortly after, the day was suspended in Lyon and this Tuesday the action resumed, where Tiafoe did not miss the opportunity to resume his good connection with the surface.

And the No. 26 in the PIF ATP Rankings had already started the tour with a final at the ATP 250 in Houston. Despite his early exits in Madrid and Rome, in addition to falling in his debut at the ATP Challenger Tour 175 in Cagliari (Italy), against Munar he relied on 32 winners to move forward and now the fifth seed will face Arthur Rinderknech .

Munar was unable to continue his remarkable performance on this dirt tour, which allowed him to grow to No. 63 in the world before embarking on his adventure in Lyon (just nine positions from his best ranking).

The Spaniard has won at least one match in every ATP Tour tournament he has played on clay, in addition to reaching the final at the ATP Challenger in Aix-en-Provence (l. with Tabilo).

For his part, Pedro Martínez was also unable to advance this Tuesday in Lyon. And the Valencian arrived after appearing in the title match at the recent ATP Challenger in Bordeaux (l. with Arthur Fils), which allowed him to return to the Top 50.

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Martínez lost in the first round against Thiago Seyboth Wild 6-4, 6-1 in one hour and 18 minutes. The Brazilian will be the opponent in the second round of Tomás Martín Etcheverry, who this Monday had defeated the also Spaniard from the previous round Nikolas Sánchez Izquierdo by 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Luciano Darderi will face the No. 3 favorite Adrian Mannarino, after successfully resolving his debut in Lyon against the Japanese Taro Daniel 7-5, 7-6(3), while Hugo Gaston prevented there from being a Latin duel in second round, by stopping Daniel Galán.

The Frenchman and the Colombian resumed a match that had started on Monday – and was suspended due to rain – with the score of 7-6(2), 6-6. In the tie-break held this Tuesday, the balance once again fell on Gaston’s side to leave the final result at 7-6(2), 7-6(4).

The French player will be in charge of testing the No. 4 favorite Francisco Cerúndolo in his debut in the second round.


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