ATP Queens 🏴 Day 3 Results
Cameron Norrie d Aslan Karatsev (5) 7-5 6-2
Norrie was just more consistent, and broke when it matter 4/4 (100%) compared to 1/6 (17%) for the Russian. Norrie is a natural grass courter, compared to Karatsev who hasn't played on grass properly since 2015, but arguably never. (Only ever played 5 ATP grass matches before now. 1 win against world no 500.) Karatsev did get injured, rolling his ankle and hurting his knee in the process early in the second set, leading to a double break for Norrie.
Alex De Minaur (4) d John Millman 6-1 6-3
De Minaur makes it 3-0 H2H against his fellow Australian compatriot. A classic clinical and consistent match from the Demon to slide his way into the third round facing either Marin Cilic or Fabio Fognini.
Marin Cilic d Fabio Fognini (8) 6-3 7-6(4)
Cilic maintained a quality first set, but it was the Italian who came out of the gates hottest in the second set, leading 4-1. Cilic however stayed aggressive and controlled the match, leading Fognini to be on the defensive, and allowing Cilic to take the match into his own hands.
Jack Draper d Alexander Bublik 7-6(5) 7-6(0)
The 19yo continues his dream run! Winning 4 tiebreaks in a row to get through the first two rounds in Queens. Draper only broke once throughout the match, as it was a serving affair for Bublik, and honestly Bublik did not try often in returning until Draper was serving for the match, which is when Bublik's only break came. Bublik only won 15 points from Draper's 11 service games.