ATP Belgrade 🇷🇸 Day 4 Results
Federico Delbonis (8) d Thiago Monteiro 7-6(6) 3-6 6-4
An even game on paper, but it was the Argentine to come out on top in the battle of the lefties. After Monteiro had a break early in the third, it was his to win, but some incredibly deep backhands forced the Brazilian to be on the back foot, and allowed Delbonis to come to the net and finish. It is always nervy to serve at 4-5 to stay in the match, and Monteiro could not handle the pressure, as the world no 52 broke to love to seal the match.
Andrej Martin d Nikoloz Basilashvilli (3) 6-1 4-6 7-6(4)
Martin playing some clever tennis early, taking the first set in a breeze, before the world no 31 came down from a break in the second set to double break and take it 6-4. WIth 17/29 service games being breaks of serve throughout the match, it was really anyones to win. Basilashvilli with 11 double faults compared to 2, and 41% first serve compared to 63% for the Slovakian to seal the match.
Roberto Carballes Baena d Gael Monfils (2) 6-1 3-6 7-6(4)
In an even match on paper, and statistically it was. Monfils likes to play his way, somewhat like Kyrgios in a fun way, but ultimately the more motivated Spaniard was able to come out on top.
Dusan Lajovic (5) d Jeremy Chardy 6-3 6-4
Chardy's movement on the court was slow to say the least. Lajovic's style pushed Chardy around, and Chardy was not suited to respond. Safe to say the Frenchman had a rough day at the office.