July 19, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Four seeds in the semifinals in Dubai, with both matches providing some intrigue.

One more than the other, as it turned out, as Andrey Rublev was defaulted for verbal abuse, at 5-6 in the third set of a marathon match against Andrey Rublev.

In Santiago, Chile, Cana-Chilean Alejandro Tabilo is into the quarterfinals in singles, and the semifinals in doubles.

And in Acapulco, the heat and humidity continues to make things pretty shvitzy, but No. 2 Holger Rune lost for the sixth time in seven tries vs. Casper Ruud.

Every player has *that* player who has his number.

(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

Friday, March 1, 2024
Final results

Singles, semifinals

[7] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) def [2] Andrey Rublev (RUS) 67 (4) 76 (5) 65 – default

[5] Ugo Humbert (FRA) def [1] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 75 63

Doubles, semifinals

[2] Austin Krajicek (USA) / Ivan Dodig (CRO) def. [Q] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Robin Haase (NED) 63 76 (2)

Tallon Griekspoor (NED) / Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) def Ariel Behar (URU) / Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 76 (1) 75

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Abierto Mexicano 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

Friday, March 1, 2024
Final results

Singles, semifinals

[3] Alex De Minaur (AUS) def. Jack Draper (GBR) 63 26 40 retd

[6] Casper Ruud (NOR) def [2] Holger Rune (DEN) 36 63 64

 

Doubles, semifinals

[1] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Neal Skupski (GBR) def [4] Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul (FRA) 76 (5) 63

[2] Hugo Nys (MON) / Jan Zielinski (POL) def Haari Heliovaara (FIN) / John Peers (AUS) 64 63

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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

Friday, March 1, 2024
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals 

[4] Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) def [WC] Luciano Darderi (ITA) 60 75

 

[Q] Corentin Moutet (FRA) def. [1] Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 76 (5) 76 (3)

Pedro Martinez (ESP) def [3] Arthur Fils (FRA) 63 67 (5) 62

 

[2] Sebastian Baez (ARG) def [8] Jaume Munar (ESP) 64 64 

 

Doubles, semifinals

 Tomas Barrios Vera / Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) def. [3] Nicolas Barrientos (COL) / Rafael Matos (BRA) 26 64 [10-6]

[WC] Orlando Luz / (BRA) / Matias Soto (CHI) def [1] Marcelo Melo (BRA) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 76 (2) 62

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