On Thursday (3), Brazilian Bruno Soares and Britain’s Jimmy Murray advanced to the round of 16 from Roland Garros doubles in Paris (France). The Brazilian-British partnership qualified after defeating the duo consisting of Austrian Oliver Marach and Pakistani Issam Al-Haq Qureshi by two sets to zero, with partial scores 7/5 6/1, after an hour and a half of play.
“And it was a great performance. A lot better and very different from the first round, we played with more confidence and did things better. Really very happy. The first set was very contested, with chances for both sides. The 5/5 moment was the most important moment, we saved some points. Breaking and from there I grew a lot in the game, we won 8 of the last 9 matches and killed the match in two sets,” Minas Gerais evaluated after the game, in a statement to the press office.
In the round of 16, the duo of Bruno Soares, who is currently ranked 12th in the ATP doubles rankings, will face the winners of Friday’s duel (4), between Germany’s Krawitz, Romania’s Tekao and Lu Yen of Taiwan and Japan’s Nishioka.
Bruno, the runner-up at Roland Garros, is looking for an unprecedented and fourth Grand Slam title (the most important tournament in tennis). In addition to the 2020 US Open title with Pavic, Bruno was also the 2016 Australian Open and US Open champion, both with Jimmy Murray.
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