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    Jaume Munar Beats The Rain In Gstaad, Roberto Bautista Agut Saves MP Earlier than Suspension | ATP Tour

    Within the lone accomplished singles match on a wet Wednesday on the EFG Swiss Open Gstaad, Jaume Munar defeated Alexander Ritschard to advance to his second tour-level quarter-final of the 2022 season.

    The Spaniard earned the 6-3, 6-3 victory by saving all seven break factors towards him in Roy Emerson Enviornment and claiming three breaks of his personal within the one-hour, 21-minute contest.

    “Right here with altitude and the quickest courtroom possibly we’re enjoying on Tour, it is troublesome,” the 25-year-old stated in his on-court interview. “I feel the important thing to success on this match was to deal with the strain. I feel I performed a few good factors [to save the break chances] and on my break factors I did effectively.”

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    Munar is into his first quarter-final in Gstaad after shedding to Robert Bautista Agut within the second spherical in every of his earlier two appearances (2018-19).

    “I am tremendous blissful,” he stated of the achievement. “It is one in all my favorite weeks throughout the yr. I take pleasure in it rather a lot right here in Gstaad. I like the place very a lot.”

    The Spaniard improved his document to 9-2 in his previous 11 clay-court matches, together with ATP Challenger Tour occasions; he gained a Challenger title in Perugia and reached the semi-finals in Forli in June. He’s as much as No. 59 within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Rankings behind his two victories this week.

    Now by way of to his first ATP Tour quarter-final since January in Melbourne, Munar might face prime seed Casper Ruud subsequent. The Norwegian’s opening matchup towards Jiri Lehecka was postponed till Thursday resulting from heavy rain in Gstaad.

    Dominic Thiem’s matchup with Federico Delbonis was additionally among the many rained-out matches, organising a busy Thursday slate that additionally contains second seed Matteo Berrettini’s opener towards Richard Gasquet.

    Third seed Roberto Bautista Agut was almost knocked out earlier than the downpour, however the Spaniard saved a match level towards Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas to increase his keep in Gstaad by at the least in the future.

    After shedding the primary set in a tie-break, 4 consecutive breaks of serve within the second set left Bautista Agut serving to remain within the match at 4-5. He erased a match level in that recreation to degree, then noticed a break probability go begging within the ensuing recreation as Varillas edged again in entrance earlier than the match was suspended with him main 7-6(3), 6-5.

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