After a recent defeat at the start of the joint ATP Masters 1000 premiere in Miami, Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler have had a very positive start to the clay court season these days. Tyrolean and Lower Austria are at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech after winning three titles at the Generali Open Kitzbühel in 2021, the Erste Bank Open in Vienna 2022 and Acapulco 2023 and the semi-final in Auckland 2023 for the fifth time in a double semi-final over the Union ATP – The round slipped.
The two had to prove a lot of nerves of steel. The third-place duo eliminated Chilean Nicolas Jarry (ATP doubles 358) and Venezuelan Luis David Martinez (ATP doubles 100) in the ATP 250 tournament – despite a 2:4 deficit and won two matches by a hair’s breadth of 3:4 – with 7:5, 6 : 3. In the quarter-final match on Thursday afternoon, Erler (ATP double-42) and Midler (ATP double-43) forced only Czechs Roman Djebavi and Adam Pavlasek after defending two match points in the tiebreaker match with scores of 4:6, 6:1:13:11 to your knees.
Jump into the top 40 within reach
ÖTV’s successful double is expected to play for a place in the final on Friday. The two take on French-American duo Maxime Cressi (ATP double 69) and Albano Olivetti (ATP double 66), who finished fifth after a short-lived cancellation. In any case, Erler/Miedler is already sure of 90 ATP points to enter the semi-finals, 57 of which are net credits. Erler could improve his current career by one place if Robin Haas (Netherlands) does not triumph in Estoril. Miedler initially remained 43rd in the direct rankings, and winning the title would put him in the world’s top 40 for the first time.
Here are all the results from the ATP 250 Championships in Marrakech.
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