Estoril: Hales is confident

Estoril: Hales is confident

Quentin Hales reached the first round of the Estoril tournament by eliminating local player Nuno Borges in straight sets.

After Luca van Asch in the afternoon, another French player finished the Portuguese’s track in the Estoril clay court tournament. Quentin Hales, ranked 80 in the world, removed Nuno Borges, 65, thus making the transition between hard surface and clay, who reached the round of 16 in Miami before being knocked down by future winner, Daniel Medvedev. The 26-year-old won 6-3, 6-4 in 1:18 at the end of the match as he was extremely powerful, especially on the serve.

Bondi’s native has already served 8 aces (for five double faults) and 59% from the first balls, saving the two break points earned by the Portuguese. He broke Quentin Halys 4-3 to win the first set, dropping just five points in the encounter. 3. He took a while to wrap up, making a 5-5 save and losing two match points, but the third was good!

And now, Bautista Agut!

Here is the Parisian in the Round of 16, where he will challenge for the first time in his career the No. 4 seed, Roberto Bautista Agut (28), who was defeated twice in Indian Wells and Miami (by Emil Rossofori twice!), who will make his debut on clay this season. Thanks to his victory on the day, Quentin Halys will gain three places in the next classification. He already knows he’ll be able to play Roland-Garros without asking for an invite or passing qualifications.

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