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Tennis.-Bautista goes to the quarterfinals due to Kyrgios’ injury and Carreño says goodbye to the Mallorca Championships

MADRID, 22 (EUROPA PRESS)

The Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista spent this Wednesday without playing in the quarterfinals of the Mallorca Championships, a scoring tournament for the ATP and which is played on grass, due to the injury of the Australian Nick Kyrgios, while his compatriot Pablo Carreño was surprised by the Swiss Antoine Bellier, who eliminated him at the first change by 6-3, 6-4.

The duel between the Castellón player, fifth favourite, and the Oceanic player was one of the great attractions of the day and it was precisely going to be the one that would close the day, but the player from Canberra had to withdraw due to an abdominal injury suffered in his debut this Tuesday.

“I’m very sorry to have to withdraw from the match. I’ve been playing a lot of big matches lately and unfortunately I woke up with pain in my abdominal area. I visited the tournament doctor right away and he advised me not to play. I really appreciate the Mallorca Championships, but I will follow your advice because I don’t want to risk my participation in Wimbledon next week,” Kyrgios explained in statements provided by the tournament.

In this way, the player from Castellón will go to the penultimate round of the tournament more rested, where he will face the Russian Daniil Medvedev. The number one in the world suffered to come back (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) to his compatriot Aslan Karatsev.

Bautista will be the only Spanish representative in the quarterfinals of the Mallorca Championships since the Asturian Pablo Carreño, fourth seed, could not beat the Swiss Antoine Bellier, 303 in the ATP ranking and who won in two sets by 6- 3, 6-4.

The one from Gijón, semi-finalist last year in the tournament, was surprised by an almost inaccessible rival when he played with firsts (45/56 points won) and against whom he was handicapped by not being able to take advantage of any of the 13 break balls of the that he enjoyed Bellier, on the other hand, took advantage of two of the three he had to meet the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor for a place in the semifinals.

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