Tallon’s Greek run continues well at Halle, and Botic van de Zandschulp dies promptly at Queen’s |  sports

Tallon’s Greek run continues well at Halle, and Botic van de Zandschulp dies promptly at Queen’s | sports

with videoTallon Grepe reached the second round of the ATP Championships in Halle two days after winning the Libéma Open in Rosmalen. The 26-year-old Dutchman had little trouble in the opening round with his Spanish opponent Roberto Carballes Baena (6-2, 7-5).


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Last updated:
6/20/23, 6:30 p.m

Last Sunday, the Greek track capped off a fantastic week in Roosmalen, as it battled for its second ATP title of its career. After the overall victory in Pune at the beginning of this year, the Greek track behind his compatriot Tim van Ritthoven in Roosmalen. Greek track defeated Jordan Thompson in the final 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-3.

Greek Talon Railway. © ANP

The Greek track continued this good streak on the grass in Halle, Germany and qualified for the second round of the ATP 500 tournament. The Dutchman broke his opponent early in the first set and took the lead without any problems, but had to go deeper in the second. At 6-5 in the games, the Greek track was allowed to serve in the game. Karballes Baena cleared two match points, but eventually had to bow out to champion Rosmalen.

The Greek track, No. 29 in the world, will compete in heat two against pole vaulter Hubert Hurkacz or American qualifier Christopher Eubanks.

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Botic van de Zandschulp fell immediately in the first round of the ATP tournament in Queens, England. The Dutchman lost in two sets to American favorite Frances Tiafoe, 6-2, 6-4. Van de Zandschol was a semi-finalist in London last year.

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Van de Zandschulp started as an underdog in the meeting with the world number 10 and was ultimately unable to surprise. Van de Zandschulp passed two more points in the first set, but the double break was fatal for him. Van de Zandschulp showed better form in the second set, but could not prevent his American opponents from getting three match points. Tiafoe immediately made his first money and made it to the second round in London.

Boutique of the Sand Scallop.
Boutique of the Sand Scallop. © Getty Images

And so the tournament in London is already over for Van de Zandscholpe, who reached the semifinals in Queen’s last year. Matteo Berrettini blocked his way to the final. Despite his defeat, Van de Zandschulp would be glad to be back on track. Last week, he had to miss the Lipima Open in his country due to a foot injury.

Watch Tiafoe’s winning point here:

Carlos Alcaraz reached the second round in Queen’s. The first-place Spaniard narrowly beat France’s Arthur Rindercknik, No. 83 in the world: 4-6 7-5 7-6 (3). It was Alcaraz’s first game of the grass season. A week and a half ago, he lost in the semi-finals of Roland Garros to Novak Djokovic. Alcaraz had a cramp in that match and Djokovic couldn’t fight back after that.

In the second round at Queen’s Stadium, Alcaraz will play Czech Jiri Lejica.


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