V.Gaubas, after a changeable battle, started the qualification of the ATP “Challenger” tournament victoriously

V.Gaubas, after a changeable battle, started the qualification of the ATP “Challenger” tournament victoriously
V.Gaubas, after a changeable battle, started the qualification of the ATP “Challenger” tournament victoriously
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The qualification of the Oeiras Open 4 men’s tennis tournament of the ATP “Challenger” series began in Portugal on Sunday. 19-year-old in the first round Vilius Gaubas (ATP-285) after 2 hours 43 minutes of combat 6:7 (1:7), 6:2, 6:3 beat the Dutchman Ryan Nijboer (ATP-463), who entered the tournament from the reserve list.

V.Gaubas lost his serving series in the first game of the match, but just a few minutes later he restored the balance. Later, there was an even fight – only in the seventh game did the Dutchman have a “break point”, which he did not realize. Overtime went very poorly for V.Gaub – he did not score a single point during his innings and let the Dutchman go ahead.

In the second set, V. Gaubas completely dominated – he won two sets of his opponent’s serves and did not give the Dutchman any break points. In the third set, the Lithuanian was behind 1:3, but from that moment he did not lose a single game.

V.Gaubas won 62% after his second innings. possible points, and the opponent – 40 percent. Both tennis players had 8 “break points” each: the Lithuanian realized 6 of his opportunities, the Dutch – 2.

Match statistics:

Match statistics: R.Nijboeras – V.Gaubas | Photo of the organizers.

These tennis players have not played against each other before. R. Nibjoeras had not met other most capable Lithuanian players on the court.

The Dutchman has not been ranked higher than 437th in the ATP rankings. He has won just 3 of the lowest-ranked ITF men’s singles tournaments in his career and says his favorite surface is hard. Meanwhile, Portugal plays on clay.

Since mid-March, R. Nijboer has played 6 tournaments and reached the quarterfinals in only one of them – the ITF tournament in Tunisia. The Dutchman failed to qualify for two ATP Challenger tournaments in Spain in April. It is true that at the end of April in Italy, the Dutchman was a little more successful – he not only qualified for the ATP “Challenger” tournament, but also reached the round of 16. V.Gaubas went all the way to the final in the same tournament.

V. Gaubas earned 2 ATP singles ranking points and 370 euros, and in the decisive fight for a place in the main stage, he will be waiting for the representative of Kazakhstan Dmitry Popko (ATP-223) or Portuguese Pedro Araujo (ATP-641).

The prize fund of the ATP “Challenger” series men’s tennis tournament in Portugal consists of 74,825 thousand. euros.


The article is in Lithuanian

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