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Shapovalov, Bautista Agut, quarter after a brief win

Canada’s top seed Denis Shapovalov defeats Slovakia’s Alex Moclan in a straight set on Wednesday, while former Spanish champion Roberto Bautista Agut beat Andy Murray to advance to the quarterfinals at the Qatar Exxon Mobile Open. did.

Shapovalov finished 12th and won 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday at the center court of the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex within an hour. The strong left-handed seven ace improved to 8-3 in the season, including the quarter-final defeat against Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal last month.

Also, on Wednesday 2019, champion Bautista Agut passed Malay, who won twice in Qatar, on a straight set on the center court, so it wasn’t a problem. Bautista Agut, who lost to Croatia’s Nikoloz Bashirashibiri in this year’s final, won 6-0, 6-1 in the 68th minute.

Hungary’s Merton Fuxovic and Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who defeated South Korea’s Sunwookwon 6-3, 6-7 (5) and 6-3, advanced to the quarterfinals in the $ 1.2 million tournament. was. Fonica, who broke 13 ace, defeated British Daniel Evans 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a 2 hour 53 minute marathon. As a shocking result, France’s Arthur Lindark Netch confused Kazakhstan’s seventh seed Alexander Bublik with three sets. Lindark Netch won 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 in 2 hours and 6 minutes, despite hitting 15 ace Bublik fast.

Defending champion Basilashvili also defeated Sweden’s Elias Ymer 6-4, 7-5 in 2 hours and 3 minutes to sign in to the final eight games of the tournament.Former US Open Champion and Fourth Seed
Meanwhile, Croatia’s Marin Cilic finished the Dutch Beautic van de Zandshurp’s dream run 6-3, 7-5 in 1 hour and 43 minutes.
In the final collision of the day on the center court, Russia’s sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov passed Finland’s Emil Ruthbuoli in a straight set. The 25-year-old Khachanov, who released 6 ace, won 7-6 (4), 6-3 in 1 hour and 32 minutes, beating his Finnish opponent 2-0.
However, the day belonged to the second-seeded Bautista Agut, who appeared unmatched in the dismantling of Murray’s straight set, a finalist who lost in Doha in 2007 and 2017. A similar scoreline in London in 2014.
“Winning a match is never easy. Defeating Andy is never easy. He is a great player,” Bautista Agut said modestly. “I feel good after winning the first match here. I love playing in Qatar and I love playing on this court. I have played the best tennis on this court “He added. “I’m really happy to be in the quarterfinals and I’m looking forward to playing here again,” he added.

“We are doing well. We are working really hard. Our team is a really good team and my wife is here. We are doing our best. Bautista Agut When asked about rotation coaches Daniel Gimeno Traver and Tomás Carbonell, he said:

“I enjoyed playing here tonight, as I said I felt good. I hope I can play more on this court. One of my motivations is to play like this. I love playing here. I had a really good match here. I faced a good opponent. I hope I can play a good week of tennis again here, “he said. ..

Bautista Agut, who plays Fokina in today’s quarterfinals, improved to 10-2 at the Qatar Exxon Mobile Open. The 33-year-old Davis Cup winner defeated Murray, who was sluggish in Game 2, when three Grand Slam winners were convicted of two long returns. A similar pattern continued in Game 4 when Murray suffered an unforced error to see Bautista Agut go up to 4-0 in the first set. Bautita Agut gained momentum and sealed the first set in another service break with Briton in Game 6.
Bautista Agut, who is currently playing against Murray, defeated the 2008 and 2009 champions in games 4 and 6 to conquer the debilitated Britons. Murray’s long return in the match-Points summarizes his poor show in front of a crowd, including Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez, who plays in Qatar’s Allayeran.

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