Roland Garros 2024: Davidovich suffers from Piquet’s return from Rod and dies on the beach


Roland Garros 2024: Davidovich suffers from Piquet’s return from Rod and dies on the beach

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Alexander Davidovich To be left at the gates of defeat Casper Rud, The top favorites and the double finalist of Roland Garros, at the height of the marathon the Scandinavian ended up on his way to the third round, 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3 In 4 hours and 8 minutes.

It was a duel of titans, of two clay-court specialists who chose the side that knows how to keep more serenity at the crucial moment. Davidovich remains the last tennis player to beat Rudd in Paris before the final. It was in 2021, in a marathon lasting more than four and a half hours that was decided on the side of the Spaniards in five sets in the third round. The following two years, the Norwegian reached the final, which he lost to Rafa Nadal in 2022 and against Djokovic last year.

In this edition, Rod arrived leading the victory rating, 36, with five finals, two of them most recently on clay, in Barcelona and Geneva, last weekend. Davidovich fought against all of that, with great faith and quality at times, on the verge of appearing in the tournament and putting himself two steps away from the quarterfinals that he will play in 2021.

It was a duel between terracolas, and clay-breathing tennis players who gave everything on the Suzanne Lenglen Court, where their match was moved because the rain was delayed all day. The tennis players produced a high-intensity battle, at a wild pace, with substitutes, without either of them being able to control the rhythm, now it’s your turn, now it’s my turn. The Norwegian’s moderation led him to sign up for the first set in a tight tie-breaking match, but the Spaniard, teaming up with Fernando Verdasco for the first time (very active in the Spanish penalty area), did not hold back and scored the second very easily.

Davidovich spent his best moments, which were laid 2-0, but ah the Scandinavian reacted to restore the disadvantage and ended up putting sets 2 to 1. Again, the Spaniard kept his demeanor, calm, giving the double finalist in Paris the same medicine, stamina from the bottom of the track, a good recipe for a match aimed at Wear and tear. The fifth Furze takes advantage of the fact that Rod lowered the bisten and seems to be preparing for the decisive battle. The clock was striking four o’clock and all that was left to think about was la Pica.

But ah the Norwegian was more assertive, had more Tir experience and showed himself more solid. Davidovich dropped a ball to concede his serve in the fifth inning, an advantage that he no longer let slip on his way to the third inning to play against Argentine Toms Martin Etcheverry or Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech.

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