April 22, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Only the No. 6 seed, Adrian Mannarino, failed to survive the first round in Dubai.

So seven of the eight seeded players were in action Wednesday including Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Hubert Hurkacz.

So is Czech teen Jakub Mensik, whose wrapped up right arm survived another three-hour marathon Tuesday, basically hit the wall against No. 8 seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

In Acapulco, Frances Tiafoe’s struggles continued. He’s a shadow of his best self right now.

(Dubai is 9 hours ahead of ET, Santiago two hours ahead, Acapulco one hour behind).

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Dubai Duty Free Open
Location: Dubai, UAE
Category: ATP Tour 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 26 – Mar. 2, 2024
Prize money: $3,113,270
Draws: S32 / D16

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

Jiri Lehecka (CZE) def [4] Karen Khachanov (RUS) 67 (6) 76 (5) 64

 

[1] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) def Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 36 63 63

[2] Andrey Rublev (RUS) def. [Q] Arthur Cazaux (FRA) 64 64

[3] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) def. Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 76 (5) 64

[5] Ugo Humbert (FRA) def. Andy Murray (GBR) 62 64

[7] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) def Tallon Griekspoor (NED) 76 (8) 76 (2)

[8] Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP) def. [SE] Jakub Mensik (CZE) 76 (7) 10 retd

 

Sebastian Korda (USA) def. Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) 61 60

 

Doubles, quarterfinals

[2] Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Austin Krajicek (USA) def. Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) / Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) 67 (5) 63 [10-5]

 

Tallon Griekspoor (NED) / Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) def Nicolas Mahut / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 64 64

 

Doubles, first round

[3] Jamie Murray (GBR) / Michael Venus (NZL) def. Sander Gille / Joran Vliegen (BEL) 63 67 (2) [10-7]

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Abierto Mexican Telcel
Location: Acapulco, Mexico
Category: ATP Tour 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 26 – Mar. 2, 2024
Prize money: $2,377,565
Draws: S32 / D16

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

Dominik Koepfer (GER) def [8] Frances Tiafoe (USA) 64 57 61

 

[2] Holger Rune (DEN) def. [Q] Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) 76 (5) 62

[3] Alex de Minaur (AUS) def. Sebastian Ofner  (AUT) 61 63

[5] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) def. [Q] Flavio Cobolli (ITA) 63 76 (6)

[6] Casper Ruud (NOR) def. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 64 75

 

Jack Draper (GBR) def. [LL] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 63 60

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) def Daniel Altmaier (GER) 64 64

Ben Shelton (USA) def. Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) 76 (1) 36 63

 

Doubles, first round

Romain Arneodo (MON) / Samuel Weissborn (AUT) def. [Q] Dan Evans / Henry Patten (GBR) 76 (4) 60

Alexander Erler / Lucas Miedler (AUT) def Nuno Borges / Francisco Cabral (POR) 76 (9) 76 (6)

Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) / Aleksandr Nedovyesov  (KAZ) def. [LL] Emiliano Aguilera / Manuel Sanchez  (MEX) 64 64

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Movistar Chile Open
Location: Santiago, Chile
Category: ATP Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Dates: Feb. 26 – Mar. 3, 2024
Prize money: $661,585
Draws: S28 / D16

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

1. Pedro Martinez (ESP) def [6] Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG) 76 (4) 67 (5) 61

 

[1] Nicolas Jarry (CHI) def. Federico Coria (ARG) 76 (4) 62 

[3] Arthur Fils (FRA) def. Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) 63 63 

 

[Q] Corentin Moutet (FRA) def Thiago Agustin Tirante (ARG) 63 67 (5) 62

 

Doubles, quarterfinals

Tomas Barrios Vera / Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) def [2] Andrea Pellegrino / Andrea Vavassori (ITA) 75 46 [10-7]

 

Doubles, first round

[1] Marcelo Melo (BRA) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) def Pedro Cachin (ARG) / Jaume Munar (ESP) 63 61

[3] Nicolas Barrientos (COL) / Rafael Matos (BRA) def. Luciano Darderi (ITA) / Pedro Martinez (ESP) [ALT] Fernando Romboli / Marcelo Zormann (BRA) 64 76 (5) 

 

Diego Hidalgo (ECU) / Cristian Rodriguez (COL) def. Victor Vlad Cornea (ROU) / Philipp Oswald (AUT) 63 62

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