Saturday, April 1, 2023

Alejandro Davidovich says goodbye to the Australian Open in the second round

Tennis smiled at the man from Malaga Alexander Davidovich (30) to win in the first round of the Australian Open, but was not so lucky in the second. And it is that after coming back from the match against Tommy Paul and entering the fourth set with an advantage to win, the small details gave the American victory in a battle that lasted until 3 hours and 50 minutes with a matched 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4), 3-6 and 4-6.

The cornerman did not enter the game well, not at all. He did not find the best game of him and received a 0-4 first who managed to improve slightly to close it at 2-6. Nevertheless, Davidovich took a step forward from there. With the same forcefulness that his rival had done before, he prevailed in the second set with a brilliant game (6-2).

The third set planted a real fight on the tennis court. The man from Malaga ended up having a 5-3 scoreline in his favor, propitious to close the third set without excessive problems, but he was forced to comply in the tie-breaker And he did (7-6). Nevertheless, The American became great with his serve, improved in sensations and forced fewer errors to win and seal the match in the fourth and fifth rounds (3-6 and 4-6).

paul connected 18 service winners and 54 winners that made a dent in a Davidovich who committed 66 unforced errors.

Despite the defeat, the reality is that Davidovich was about to surpass a rival of Paul’s profilevery competitive and capable of beating top 10 opponents on hard courts, and beat Kazakh server Alexander Bublik in the first round.

As he himself explained in his first press conference, he has a prodigious physique to compete at the highest level in five-set matches, so his only pending task will be to maintain the mental strength that could elevate him to privileged positions in the ranking.


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