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Sinner on fire, Coric and Cilic ok, out Auger-Aliassime

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23:30 – Tiebreak time! The perfect balance of the whole set suddenly breaks at 4-3. Travaglia plays two perfect points, one in attack and the other in defense. He moves to 6-3, and wins the match at the second match point with a beautiful, perfect drop shot.

This match closes the day1 of the #IBI20. Good night!

 

23:06 – The second set runs fast, just a break point for Fritz in the seventh game, Bravo Travaglia to clear it with an accurate Ace. Fritz is very solid in his service game, he stands ahead 4-3.

 

22:39 – Travaglia serves for the set ahead 5-4. Fritz pushes as hard as he can, moves 15-30, the alarm sounds for “Steto”. The Italian’ serve is accurate, and his forehand so fast and strong. SET POINT TRAVAGLIAAAA! Fritz over-hit an aggressive forhand, the ball flies away… Travaglia 6-4.

 

 

22:20 – Stefano Travaglia starts the match very well, is the first to take the lead with the break in the fifth game with solid baseline drives. 3-2 and then 5-3 ahead. The pressure is on the American now.

 

21:41 – GAME SET MATCH YASTREMSKA! An extremely tough match ends 6-4, not even lucky Giorgi on the match point, when the Ukrainian’s drive lands near the line, almost not bouncing. 14 double fouls each in the match, 40 unforced errors for Giorgi and 35 for Yastremska. In few minutes on court Stefano Travaglia vs. Taylor Fritz, last match of the day.

 

21:06 – Nishikori defeats Ramos in two sets, 6-4 7-6 the score for the Japanese. A very suffered match, won after a hard-fought match. He secured the match at the sixth match point, after wasted five at the end of the second set.

 

21:03 – TIEBREAK TIME between Giorgi and Yastremska, the most correct conclusion for a set made of continuous ups and downs, and many errors. Dayana takes the lead with a bombshell return, 2-1 and serve; Camila also pushes on return, 2-2. Camila climbs 4-3, Dayana serves and misses toooo wide a forehand, 5-3 and then 6-3 GIORGI! Three set points for the Italian … The Ukrainian rises to 5-6, but Giorgi hits hard from the baseline and forces Dayana’s error. 7-6 GIORGI! More to come in this match…

 

20:39 – UP and DOWN between Giorgi and Yastremska. Camila break the Ucraine, up 4-3, Dayana responds immediately, 4-4. The match remains extremely tough and unpredictable. Bolsova finished 6-3, defeating Riske.

 

20:12 – GAME SET MATCH SINNER! What a match, the Italian played tennis at his best, not being distracted by the uncontrolled anger of Paire with the umpire. Almost mocking the attitude of the Frenchman, who practically does not return on the match point with Sinner on serve. 6-2 6-1 in 1h and 5 minutes. Great demonstration of strength by Jannik, who eases into the second round of the IBI20, where he will play Stefanos Tsitsipas.

 

20:05 – SET YASTREMSKA, the Ukraine wins the first set 7-5 on Camila Giorgi. Hard fighting in the twelfth game, Dayana so smart at capitalizing the break ball – and set point – at 30-40.

 

 

 

19:45 – SET NISHIKORI, 6-4 on Ramos. The Japanese secured the first set, the break is in the tenth game. Kei is smart at capitalizing the first chance point of the whole match.

 

19:38 – WHAT A SINNER !!! The young Italian dominated Paire, giving an impressive demonstration of the strength of his tennis. 6-2 for Sinner, ON FIRE!

 

19:22 – Just started some matches. Giorgi and Yastremska on the Centre Court, 1-1; Sinner is ON FIRE on Pietrangeli, 4-1 up with an impressive tennis, fast and furious!

 

18:43 – In the final run of the third set, Hurkacz goes down the net and wins a crucial point with an accurate volley. IT’S MATCH POINT! He puts tons of pressure on Evans, who miss a forehand. GAME SET MATCH HURKACZ. As next opponent, he awaits the winner of Rublev – Bagnis.

 

18:07 – MERTENS! The Belgian dominates Hsieh in the third set, 6-1 the final score, accessing to the second round. Some numbers: 17 winners and 9 errors for the Belgian, 11 winners but 22 errors for the Taiwanese.

 

 

 

17:56 – Medical time out for Hurkacz. The Polish is lying on the ground in the court, with the physiotherapist engaged in a treatment on the left side of his back. The match sees him lead 2-1, but Evans will serve when the game resumes.

 

17:27 – Mertens takes the lead 4-3 in the first set against Hsieh. The match is very close, the two players constantly change pace and angles, with very hard rallies. Now 5-3 Mertens, one step away from the first set.

 

17:15 – GAME SET MATCH HUMBERT! The Frenchman defeats Kevin Anderson, 6-3 7-6 the final score. The tiebreak of the second set was electrifying, with good points played for both. Anderson needs to play a few more matches to regain the best physical condition after his long stop.

 

Lorenzo Sonego16:42 – Very Good match for Lorenzo Sonego: the Italian pasts Basilashvili, 6-3 6-1 the score. In the second round a very tough match awaits him against Casper Ruud, clay specialist and and great fighter.

 

 

 

16:35Kevin Anderson is not happy with his tennis at all. Under 3-6 1-3, he takes out his anger by knocking the racket to the ground several times. The former US Open finalist is struggling against the tight shots produced by the Frenchman Humbert. The mobility of the South african giant is still not at the top.

 

16:07 – FIRST SET SONEGO! Under 1-3, Lorenzo turn on the B-O-O-S-T and win five games in a row, playing a beautiful offensive tennis. Sonego secures the set 6-3. The French Ugo Humbert also just closed the first set 6-3 against Kevin Anderson. A remarkable statistic: Humbert won 69% of points on his second serve.

 

15:57 – CORIC! Borna defeats the Chilean Garin (hard hitter on clay courts) with a double 6-4, confirming the excellent form shown at the US Open. Next step Fritz or Travaglia.

 

 

 

 

15:54 – GAME SET MATCH CILIC! After losing the first set (tiebreak), the Croatian found an excellent rhythm in the exchange and ended the match 6-4 in the third. Sprint start for Humbert, 4-1 ahead against Anderson.

 

15:27 – SET PAOLINI! The Italian wins the first 6-2, a set marked by 6 breaks, 4 in favor of Jasmine, 2 of Anastasija. 4 double faults and too many unforced condemn the 30-year-old Latvian. Bouzkova defeats Tomljanovic 6-4 6-3.

 

15:15 – 6-2 CILIC! Marin levels the match with Bublik, third set just to start. Coric 6-4 2-1 up with Garin. Bouzkova leads 6-3 5-4 with Tomljanovic, one game away from victory. Just started on Pietrangeli the match between the Italian Sonego and Basilashvili.

 

14:55 – And the drama continues on the Pietrangeli! 6-6 in the tiebreak of the second set between Anisimova and Vekic. The moment is crucial. The American is very aggressive with her forehand, leads 7 points to 6, MATCH POINT n.2! Vekic’s forehand finishes in the net, GAME SET MATCH ANISIMOVA! Amanda defeats the seed n.16 of the female draw and secures her second round match. What a battle!

 

14:38 – As soon as the decisive tiebreak has begun (1-1), Anisimova stops the play and asks for the intervention of the trainer on the field for a problem in her right hand. Tiebreak also between Cilic and Bublik in the first, 3-3 the score.

 

14:28DIMITROV secured his first round victory, 7-5 6-1 over the Italian Mager. Hard fighting on Grand Stand Arena, 5-5 between Cilic and Bublik, Marin to serve. 5 all on Pietrangeli too, Vekic and Anisimova are in the second set, the match is very very closed…. And right now BREAK ANISIMOVA! She serves for the set up 6-5.

 

 

 

14:07 – Excellent start for Barbora Strykova, ahead 4-1 in the first over Kudermetova. On Pietrangeli a very hard fight on display: Vekic ahead 4-2 on Anisimova, already three breaks in the second. The Czech Bouzkova a break ahead on Tomljanovic, but … BREAK for the Australian! Ajla serves 2-3, the match is very closed.

 

13:44 – Cilic vs. Bublik has started on Grand Stand Arena. What a fighting! The third game is a f-o-u-r-t-e-e-n point game, with 4 break point cancelled by the 2014 US Open champ. 2-1 Cilic the score, Bublik to serve.

 

13:25“Rocket start” for Dimitrov, 3-1 ahead on the Centre Court on the Italian Mager. His shots are deep and consistent. Mager stays in the wake, holds the service and goes up 2-3.

 

13:10 – Ruud one break ahaed over Khachanov in the third set, 3-0 the score. Very solid the Norwegian with his groundstrokes. Grigor Dimitrov walks on the Centre Court, he faces the Italian Gianluca Mager

 

12:57 – GAME SET MATCH KRAJINOVIC! Filip is the first winner of IBI20, he def. Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 7-5. The Serbian wins 90% of the points with the first serve, extraordinary stat, well deserved Filip!

 

 

 

12:44 – 6-3 KHACHANOV! The Russian overpowered Ruud with big serves and forehands, and an excellent 78% of point won with the 2nd serve. On the Centre Court, 5-5 between Krajinovic and Auger-Aliassime.

 

12:25 – First results from the men’s qualifiers: the young Italian Lorenzo Musetti def. Giulio Zeppieri in three sets (6-1 5-7 6-3, what a fighting!), victories for the Spaniards Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (6-1 6-2 to Corentin Moutet) and Pedro Martinez (6-3 6-2 on Andrej Martin). Young guns in the main draw…

 

12:08 – First set ended in the main courts: Ruud one set ahead on Khachanov (6-3), Krajinovic 6-4 on Auger-Aliassime on the Centre Court. Rybakina is the fastest to win a match: 6-0 6-4 to Alexandrova. Pavlyuchenkova one step away from victory: 6-4 5-4 with Zhang on Grand Stand Arena.

 

11.25 – Good Morning from Rome! Some interesting matches are underway. On the Centre Court Filip Krajinovic is one break up on Felix Auger-Aliassime; on Court 1, Casper Ruud break Karen Khachanov in the fourth game, now leads 3-1 under a gorgeous late summer sun.

 

 

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