Bouzková advanced to the semifinals in Guadalajara for the third time in a row. In 2019, at the premiere of the tournament, she reached the final, where she lost to the Russian Veronica Kuděrmětová, and last year she was eliminated by Sorribes, who then won the first title in her career. The Czech tennis player is still waiting for the tournament trophy, today she will strive to advance to the third final in her career.
Bouzková started the quarterfinal duel against the world thirty-two Sorribes with a lost pass and a 0: 3 loss, but she repaid her opponent with the same coin, took her service for the second time at 4: 4 and turned the first set in the next level after two averted breaks. In the second set, she did not allow the Spaniards to confirm the serve even once, even though it was always a very balanced gamma, and she hesitated only once at 1: 0. She sealed the victory after an hour and three quarters at the first match.
In the replay of the final from the Australian Open, the Spaniard again succeeded
Thirty-five-year-old Nadal never lost his service against an opponent nine years younger. The first set was decided by his only successful break, in the second he took Medvedev’s serve in the first and last game. In the meantime, Nadal twice defended the service in the marathon gays with all his might and turned off a total of eleven breakballs in them, but otherwise he did not face any others in the whole match.
“Daniil played really aggressively in the second set, he played drops, winning strokes … It was very hard and I was a little lucky to win that set because he had a lot of chances,” said Nadal, who also won the 14th match in this year and continues to be the best season in the career. “It’s great to win over the world number one and it’s nice to be in the final,” added the winner of the tournament in 2005, 2013 and 2020.
Regardless of the defeat, Medvedev will be replaced at the top of the ranking by Serb Novak Djokovic on Monday, who was sensationally eliminated in the quarterfinals by Jiří Veselý in the quarterfinals.
|Women’s Tennis Tournament in Guadalajara (Hard, $ 239,477):|
|Singles – Quarterfinals:|
|Bouzková (CZE) – Sorribesová (3-Šp.) 6: 4, 6: 1|
|Stephens (6-USA) – Gavrilov-Saville (Austr.) 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2|
|Kalinska (RUS) – Osoriova (4-COL) 6: 4, 6: 1|
|Acapulco Men’s Tennis Tournament (Hard, $ 1,678,065):|
|Nadal (4-Sp.) – Medvedev (1-RUS) 6: 3, 6: 3|
|Norrie (6-Brit.) – Tsitsipas (3-Řec.) 6:4, 6:4|
|Men’s Tennis Tournament in Santiago de Chile (clay, $ 546,340 grant):|
|Singles – Quarterfinals:|
|Martinez (4-Sp.) – Hanfmann 6: 2, 6: 2,|
|Tabilo (Chile) – Kecmanovic (6-Serb) 6: 1, 6: 4|