April 22, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Six of the eight seeds in Dubai made it to the quarterfinals.

And yet, somehow, the matchups didn’t shake out to be crazily compelling – not that they’re terrible.

Most intriguing, perhaps, was Andrey Rublev versus unseeded Sebastian Korda, who has been slow to take those final steps up to the top of the game after a rather quick rise. Well maybe not so much, in the end. Korda retired.

So did Lehecka.

In Acapulco, the in-form Alex de Minaur is into the semifinals, as is Holger Rune.

(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

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[5] Ugo Humbert (FRA) def. [3] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 36 76 (8) 63

[1] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) def [8] Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP) 62 63

[2] Andrey Rublev (RUS) def Sebastian Korda (USA) 64 43 retd

[7] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) def Jiri Lehecka (CZE) 64 41 retd

 

Doubles, quarterfinals

Ariel Behar (URU) / Adam Pavlasek (CZE) def [1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Matthew Ebden (AUS) 36 63 [10-8]  

[Q] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Robin Haase (NED) def [3] Jamie Murray (GBR) / Michael Venus (NZL) 64 76 (1)

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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

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[2] Holger Rune (DEN) def Dominik Koepfer (GER) 76 (2) 76 (0)

[3] Alex De Minaur (AUS) def. [5] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 16 63 63

[6] Casper Ruud (NOR) def. Ben Shelton (USA) 67 (7) 64 64

 

Jack Draper (GBR) def. Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 62 62

 

Doubles, quarterfinals

[1] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Neal Skupski (GBR) def. Romain Arneodo (MON) / Samuel Weissborn (AUT) 63 75

[2] Hugo Nys (MON) / Jan Zielinski (POL) def. Alexander Erler / Lucas Miedler (AUT) 63 26 [13-11]

[4] Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul (FRA) def Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) / Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 64 61

 

Haari Heliovaara (FIN) / John Peers (AUS) def. Julian Cash (GBR) / Robert Galloway (USA) 46 76 (7) [10-5]

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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

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

[4] Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) vs. Tomas Barrios Vera (CHI) 62 75

 

[2] Sebastian Baez (ARG) def. Juan Pablo Varillas (PER) 46 64 62

[8] Jaume Munar (ESP) def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 63 61

 

[WC] Luciano Darderi (ITA) def. [Q] Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) 63 36 63

 

Double, quarterfinals

[WC] Orlando Luz / (BRA) / Matias Soto (CHI) def [4] Evan King / Reese Stalder (USA) 75 64

 

[1] Marcelo Melo (BRA) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) def Boris Arias / Federico Zeballos (BOL) 63 64

[3] Nicolas Barrientos (COL) / Rafael Matos (BRA) def Diego Hidalgo (ECU) / Cristian Rodriguez (COL) 76 (4) 46 [11-9]

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