ATP Queens 🏴 Day 1 Results
John Millman d Reilly Opelka 7-6(4) 5-7 7-6(6)
Despite Opelka serving 27-4 aces, Millman hung on to just stay the more consistent player. Opelka ofcourse won the serving battle, but Millman clutched up.
Cameron Norrie d Albert Ramos-Vinolas 4-6 6-3 6-4
The Brit was simply too good in what was a closer match than expected. Norrie winning the ace battle 14-4. Another battle of the lefties that Norrie overcame. The Spaniard, 33, as many older players do, love to play the net game on court in an attempt to get the point over quicker.
Adrian Mannarino d Liam Broady 6-4 6-4
Although Mannarino is terrible with his footwork lately, he still manages to control and direct the points. This is especially good on grass as time is taken away from the ball. Suprisingly, Mannarino won 90% of his first serves, and serving 9 aces along the way, not giving any break point opportunities for the Brit to look at aswell.
Aslan Karatsev (5) d Alejandro Tabilo 3-6 6-4 6-2
Statistically a very close match, but it was the Russian to bring it home. Karatsev, not having played a grass match in 6 years, is finding his feet well, and will be put to the test against the Cameron Norrie in the second round.
Feliciano Lopez d Illya Marchenko 6-1 7-6(6)
Another game of big serves, as Lopez wins the ace battle 12-2. The Spaniard winning 89% of his first serves comparing to just 74% for the Ukrainian.
Viktor Troicki d Lorenzo Sonego (7) 6-4 6-4
Troicki simply just played consisent, and Sonego struggled on the grass. Sonego's head was not in the game this match, and the Serb pounced, only needing one break in each set to close the match.
Jack Draper d Jannik Sinner (3) 7-6(6) 7-6(2)
The 3rd seed just did not look comfortable on grass compared to the Brit Jack Draper. Despite being world no
309, he outserved and outplayed Sinner in every way. The home crowd roared for the 19yo to comeback in both sets and claim victory. Sinner has definitely dropped his level a bit since his come up.