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Italian Open 2024 Day 4 Recap

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The spherical of sixty-four on the 2024 Italian Open concluded on Saturday. Rafael Nadal exited the Foro Italico for the ultimate time (Nadal is 98% positive) after being taken aside by Hubert Hurkacz in straight units.

Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev began his title defence with a stable win over Jack Draper and confirmed no indicators of the appropriate leg harm that pressured him to retire from his quarter-final in Madrid.

Monte Carlo champion Stefanos Tstisipas got here from a set all the way down to take out Jan Lennard-Struff, with Andrey Rublev pressured to do the identical in opposition to Marcos Giron.

You may see the total outcomes from day 4 beneath.

Day 4 Italian Open 2024 Spherical of 64 Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Daniil Medvedev (2) Jack Draper 7-5, 6-4
Andrey Rublev (4) Marcos Giron 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Stefanos Tsitsipas (6) Jan Lennard-Struff 6-7(1), 6-4, 6-4
Hubert Hurkacz (7) Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-3
Alex de Minaur (9) Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3, 6-2
Holger Rune (10) Luca Nardi 6-4, 6-4
Tommy Paul (14) Aslan Karatsev 6-4, 6-2
Sebastian Baez (17) Dusan Lajovic 7-6(3), 7-6(6)
Felix Auger-Aliassime (18) Botic van de Zandschulp 6-1, 7-6(6)
Nicolas Jarry (22) Matteo Arnaldi 6-2, 7-6(6)
Dominik Koepfer Frances Tiafoe (22) 6-4, 6-2
Tomas Martin Etcheverry (25) Thiago Seyboth Wild 6-3, 7-5
Cameron Norrie (27) Jaume Munar 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Hamad Medjedovic (Q) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (30) 7-6(4), 6-4
Alexandre Muller (Q) Arthur Information (31) 7-5, 6-3
Stefano Napolitano (WC) Juncheng Shang (LL) 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-0

Hurkacz Halts Nadal

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Hubert Hurkacz delivered a beat down on the Italian Open on Saturday, defeating Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-3.

The Pole got here via a difficult first sport, saving 5 break factors, however after that, he took full management along with his highly effective serve and aggressive groundstrokes.

Regardless of his finest efforts, Nadal is just not the participant he as soon as was and struggled to fend off Hurkacz’s heavy play, who saved all seven break factors he confronted.

In some methods, Nadal can take the positives of being on the receiving finish of a beatdown as he can at the very least choose what he wants to really compete and whether or not it’s certainly attainable.

Wanting forward, Hurkacz goals to advance to the fourth spherical in Rome for the primary time as he prepares to face twenty fifth seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry, who gained his match in opposition to Thiago Seyboth Wild 6-3, 7-5.

It’s very particular. We simply had the chance to practise. Rising up, wanting as much as him and seeing him win all these titles, clearly right here and at Roland Garros, it was only a particular expertise. I needed to play him a lot, particularly on clay, so simply with the ability to share the courtroom with him, particularly with the ambiance originally of the match, how individuals love him and help him… It’s powerful to clarify in phrases, however the ambiance surrounding the match’s starting was simply completely different. That was in all probability the longest three video games I’ll ever play in my life. I believe I discovered my serve and that positively helped my confidence construct. Really after these lengthy video games, I bought into a fairly good rhythm and felt, ‘OK, I can go like this perpetually’. I simply tried to compete. Clearly, the rating seems the best way it does, however I knew I needed to be on high of my sport all through the entire match. If I had dropped just a bit bit, he was going to be proper again there. That was the actually powerful half, and I used to be attempting to handle it in addition to I might. Hurkacz on dealing with Nadal.

Medvedev Begins Title Defence with Strong Win

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Daniil Medvedev launched his title defence on the Internazionali BNd’IBNd’Italiaiaaturday, securing his a centesimal ATP Masters 1000 match win with a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 victory over Jack Draper.

The Russian has a considerably Krypronite type for DrapeDraper’sr-based sport. He performs with outstanding consistency and courtroom protection, which engages him in prolonged baseline rallies.

Nevertheless, although he can outlast him from the baseline, Meddy’s serve has regarded like a shadow of itself this yr, one thing he described as resulting from ‘exterior components’.” He struggled for accuracy within the first set, making solely 39% of his first serve. Nonetheless, he stayed composed and ramped up his efficiency within the second set, successful 14 straight factors, considerably dampening Draper’s likelihood of an upset.

Extra importantly for his title defence probabilities, he confirmed no indicators of the appropriate leg challenge that led to his withdrawal in Madrid, shifting fluidly all through the match.

It was not straightforward. I really feel just like the circumstances are utterly completely different from final yr and Monte-Carlo and Madrid. It’s actually gradual and heavy right here, so actually, it’s powerful to make a winner, and that’s what I noticed in all the opposite matches. You might want to work the opponent left-right-left-right, and also you and your opponent get drained. I knew that earlier than the match, so I’m joyful that I managed to remain stronger. It was good that I managed to get in entrance. Even when then he began to play higher, it was sufficient to have the margin. Fairly proud of my degree and searching ahead. I did a very good job with my group to be prepared. I knew two or three days in the past that I used to be feeling higher and higher. Two days earlier than the match, I used to be going 100 per cent in apply, so in a approach, I used to be not anxious, but it surely’s good to lastly [play] a match and be extra positive that sure, I can do it, and I’ve no ache. Medvedev on his win and harm from Madrid.

Rublev Grinds Previous Giron

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Andrey Rublev had an odd few days after battling sickness to seize his second ATP Masters 1000 title in Madrid, however he spent two and a half days with a peritonsillar abscess.

With the Rome schedule accommodating Rublev’s newest attainable begin on Saturday night, he endured much more drama, overcoming Marcos Giron 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.

The American served for the match after breaking at 4-4 within the ultimate set however couldn’t get the job carried out, and Rublev reeled off the subsequent three video games to progress.

I used to be tremendous offended with myself that I left loads of feelings out immediately, and I used to be pondering, ‘It’s over, and I should lose’. I used to be pondering it was over, and pondering once more, I had loads of probabilities, and I couldn’t make it due to my feelings. And by some means, I used to be in a position to begin the sport rather well [when my opponent served for the match], and little by little, I used to be in a position to recuperate, so I used to be actually fortunate. Rublev on escaping vs Giron.

Different Matches of Word

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De Minaur Too Good For Carballes Baena: A 6-3, 6-2 win for the Aussie whose foot pace and courtroom protection are proving an actual handful this yr.

Baez Beats Lajovic: The Argentine has but to seek out his kind throughout the Europen clay swing after his two titles in South America, however he recovered from 3-5 down in every set to see off Lajovic 7-6(3), 7-6(6).

Tsitsipas Survives Struff: The Greek smashed his racket after only one sport in opposition to the hard-hitting German. He went on to lose the set on a tiebreak however labored his approach again into it, taking the 2nd and third 6-4 6-4.

Holger Rune Takes Out Nardi: A partisan crowd and the gifted Italian weren’t sufficient to disrupt the Dane, who saved all six break factors he confronted and wrapped up the victory in a single hour and 42 minutes. He’ll face seventeenth seed Sebastian Baez subsequent.

Day 4 Highlights

Italian Open 2024 Day 5 Spherical of 32 Matches

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  • Thiago Monteiro (Q) vs. Miomir Kecmanović
  • Francesco Passaro (Q) vs. Nuno Borges
  • Terence Atmane (Q) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (8)
  • Francisco Cerúndolo (20) vs. Karen Khachanov (16)
  • Taylor Fritz (11) vs. Sebastian Korda (24)
  • Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Alejandro Tabilo
  • Ben Shelton (12) vs. Zhizhen Zhang
  • Alexander Zverev (3) vs. Luca Darderi

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