China’s ÖTV Davis Cup lost the $1 million ATP tournament after its opening round of 16 win.
After defeating Sebastian Offner in the second round in singles on Saturday, Austria’s only doubles entry at the Rolex Shanghai Masters faltered at the second hurdle. Because Alexander Erler (ATP Doubles 34) and Lukas Midler (ATP Doubles 35) tied against successful Spanish Argentine seventh seed Marcel Granoller (ATP Doubles) in their round of 16 match on Sunday at the ATP Masters hard court event. 1000. In the Chinese capital 14) and Horacio Zeballos (ATP double 13) came after 85 minutes with scores of 4:6 and 6:7 (3). So the Tyrolean and Lower Austrian had to console themselves with $16,730 in prize money and 90 ATP points – on their first start in Shanghai, as was the case for Offner.
Erler/Midler won their opening bout in the $8.8 million tournament in just 57 minutes. Against Granollers/Zeballos, there were only three break chances throughout the match, all of which went to the opponent. Erler/Midler immediately destroyed a break point in the first game of the first set and at 1:1 in the second, but they were unable to avoid the only serve loss to reach 3:4 in the first set. In the second section, the mini-breaks 0:1 and 2:6 were ultimately decisive in the tie-break. For the two, it represents a setback in their efforts to finish a strong 2023 season among the top 13 pairings. These places are guaranteed for the start of main contention at the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments until Madrid in May 2024. In the head-to-head standings, Erler/Miedler is in 15th place, but a long way off 13th out of 850 points.
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