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For Erler, the last sixteen years have been

For Erler, the last sixteen years have been

Alexander Erler is the last Austrian to bid farewell to Gamsstadt. Roberto Bautista Agut is out too.

7:05 PM, July 28, 2021


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At the General Tennis Open in Kitzbühel on Wednesday, the last Austrian was eliminated in the singles round of 16. local champion Alexander ErlerWho won the day before by defeating Carlos Alcaraz’s photo From Spain he set off for a duel with the Swedes Michael Ymir With 2:6.3:6 the shortest. Ymir can now play a match with the best Norwegian seed in the quarter-finals Casper Road Hopes. The sails had to be abolished Roberto Bautista Agut And Albert Ramos Vinolas.

Fan favorite Erler started the match with some trouble. The first serve often left him in a bind, which meant that the Kufstein player had to fight every serve game. Until the 2:3 score from Erler’s point of view it went well, but Ymer used the fifth break ball to give him a 4:2 lead. The Swede managed to defuse Erler’s forehand pretty well. On the other hand, Tyrolean didn’t take his break chances and served up 2:5, so Ymer could take the first set 6:2 after 42 minutes.

Both players are flawed

In the second half, Erler got off to a better start, and thanks to plenty of support from Ymir – the Swede scored three double-serving faults – a break to make it 1-0. The quality of the match deteriorated, however, both players showed themselves to be flawed. Ymir managed to make it 2-2 in the second half when it started to rain, and Erler also made two crucial double faults in this match. This should have been the sticking point in the 337th game in the rankings. Erler finally gave up his serve to 2:4, Ymer couldn’t take the break lead and used his first match point after 1:20 hours for a 6:2.6:3 success.

Previously, the second and fourth place holder in the championship had said goodbye. Spain’s second seed Roberto Bautista Agut surprisingly lost to his compatriot in the three-hour crime thriller. Pedro Martinez With 4:6, 7:6 (5), 5:7. For 33-year-old Agut, who was 16 in the world rankings, Kitzbühel was the final destination after just one match. The same fate befell Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who lost fourth place in the Spaniards Conqueror Denis Novak Gianluca Mager From Italy with 6:7(3), 6:1.5:7.

Krajinovic continues

Filip Krajinovic, seeded three in Kitzbühel, made it to the quarter-finals. The Serbian defeated the Spanish Carlos Taberner 6: 3.2: 6.6: 4. The French are also in the top eight Arthur Rinderknech After winning in three sets, the Danish Holger Vitus Nodskov RonSlovak Joseph Kovalikكوف, who also defeated Czech Jerry Viseli in three sets, as well as the German Daniel Altmaier Through two sets of success against Marco Cecchinato from Italy. Top seed Casper Rudd was supposed to play Spain’s Mario Villala Martinez that evening, but a rain interruption caused a delay.

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