ATP Umag🇭🇷 Round of 16
Richard Gasquet (4) d Alessandro Gianessi 7-6(4) 6-4
After an impressive first round match from the Italian, Gasquet knew he did not have an easy task on his hands. In a classy game by both players, it was Gasquet claiming the only break of the match. The match could have gone either way if one player just dropped intensity for a game, but it was the more experienced Frenchman seeing the match off, with the Italian not having the ATP Tour level experience to match the Frenchman.
Stefano Travaglia d Carlos Taberner 6-4 6-3
Another case of not having the ATP Tour level experience, as the Italian just played that level higher to claim a relatively straight forward straight sets victory.
Damir Dzhumur d Marco Cecchinato 6-3 6-1
Cecchinato just did not show up today, and it was a mix of Dzhumur playing out of his skin, and Cecchinato not giving enough, and being extremely inconsistent. Dzhumur had all the answers, leaving Cecchinato an extremely poor service game, with no opportunity to break, and an extremely one sided match.
Alberto Ramos-Vinolas (1) d Duje Ajdukovic 7-5 6-4
Ramos-Vinolas playing the perfect balance of defence and attack in a match that had opportunity for the Croat. It is definitely a theme here that the players with the experience are getting through these matches.
Filip Krajinovic (3) d Radu Albot 6-4 6-2
The Serb continues to improve his form over the last couple of weeks, with a strong straight sets victory over the world no 92. Krajinovic maintained the strength from the baseline to push Albot behind the baseline, and push him side to side.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (7) d Andrej Martin 6-3 6-1
Garfia looking fast and furious as usual, but it was Martin leading 3-1 early. That would be as good as it gets for the Slovakian, as the Spaniard took over. The crowd was behind the 18yo, and there was no stopping him, converting 6/14 break point opportunities compared to just 2/5 for the Slovak.
Dusan Lajovic (2) d Bernabe Zapata Miralles 7-5 6-4
Lajovic is also proving to be more consistent lately, with a quality straight sets victory over the world no 121. Miralles brought energy early, breaking Lajovic in his first service game, but it was the Serb with the quality a notch above the Spaniard.
Daniel Altmaier d GIanluca Mager 4-6 6-1 7-5
Altmaier was the underdog in the match, and the audience thought rightly so after the Italian took the first set. It was the German coming through with the consistency, serving more aces and less double faults, with an 82% win on first serves. Another huge stat was returning points, with Altmaier winning 38 return points compared to just 18 for the Italian.