July 19, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Wild card Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No. 1 seed in Mallorca, finally swung to action after a fun week or so building his brand with new girlfriend Paula Badosa.

I mean, it’s a lot. Then again, so was “G.E.M.S. Life” with Gaël Monfils and Elina Svitolina – and look where THAT ended up! Tsitsipas, unfortunately, was one and done.

The battle between big Americans Ben Shelton and Chris Eubanks was a dognifight. And Feliciano Lopez, in his final tournament in Spain, staved off the finale on Tuesday against Aussie Max Purcell and now faced another, Jordan Thompson, to try to get to the quarterfinals.

And he did.

(Mallorca is six hours ahead of EDT; Eastbourne is five hours ahead).

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Mallorca Championships
Location: Mallorca, Spain
Surface: Grass
Category: ATP 250
Dates:
June 24 – July 1, 2023
Prize money: €984,805
Draws: S28 – D16

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

Christopher Eubanks (USA) def [3] Ben Shelton (USA) 67 (4) 64 76 (2)

Yannick Hanfmann (GER) def [1/WC] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 64 36 62
[WC] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) def. Jordan Thompson (AUS) 76 (6) 16 63
[LL] Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) def Constant Lestienne (FRA) 63 62

Doubles, quarterfinals

Nathaniel Lammons / Jackson Withrow (USA) def [2] Sander Gille / Joran Vliegen (BEL) 46 63 [10-8]
[PR] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Lloyd Harris (RSA) def [4] Horacio Zeballos (ARG) / Marcel Granollers (ESP) 64 64

[1] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) def. Francisco Cabral (POR) / Rafael Matos (BRA) 63 76 (3)

Doubles, first round

[3] Maximo Gonzalez / Andres Molteni (ARG) def. Marcelo Melo (BRA) / John Peers (AUS) 76 (5) 36 [10-5]

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Rothesay International
Location: Eastbourne, GBR
Surface: Grass
Category: ATP 250 (Joint event with WTA 500)
Dates:
June 26 – July 1, 2023
Prize money: €791,545
Draws: S28 – D16

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

Mackenzie McDonald (USA) def [1] Taylor Fritz (USA) 76 (3) 76 (8)
Gregoire Barrere (FRA) def [5] Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 63 46 64

[2] Tommy Paul (USA) def. Sebastian Baez (ARG) 61 76 (7)
[4] Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) def [Q] Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) 76 (2) 76 (5)
[8] Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) def. [Q] Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 76 (6) 64

J.J. Wolf (USA) def. [Q] Luca Van Assche (FRA) 62 67 (5) 61
Mikael Ymer (SWE) def. [WC] Liam Broady (GBR) 62 64
Zhizhen Zhang (CHN) def. Maxime Cressy (USA) 36 75 64

Doubles, quarterfinals

[1] Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Austin Krajicek (USA) def. [WC] Liam Broady / Jonny O’Mara (GBR) 64 64
[2] Rajeev Ram (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR) def Romain Arneodo (MON) / Sam Weissborn (AUT) 61 62
[4] Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic (CRO) def. Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) / Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 64 64

Matthew Ebden / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) def. Hugo Nys (MON) / Jan Zielinski (POL) 46 63 [10-7]

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