Tomás Etcheverry needed almost three hours to overcome his first round match at the China Open by defeating Lloyd Harris 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3.
The Argentine player Tomas Etcheverry He was facing his second week of competition on Chinese soil. Last time in Zhuhai, he managed to reach the quarterfinals and now in the capital of the country that has a team with a very high level, he faced the player from the previous phase, Lloyd Harris. It was the first time they faced each other in an official clash and they made it tough and tight.
Etcheverry establishes itself in a duel with very few opportunities
They rode in a partial where the shifts at service were immaculate. There was no evidence that there could be a minimum of loophole on either side. Very concentrated and loosely, they added up. In the eleventh game, with the Argentine serving, the first deuce was experienced but he resolved it. Therefore, they walked to the tie-break. The pattern of that outcome was quite similar to what happened in the assault, but the South African managed to be more decisive. An important mini-break at the right time gave him the advantage of taking the lead.
The number 31 in the world did not want to drop from the performance he had projected and the dynamics were identical. They reached the resolution of sudden death without any break point appearing while Etcheverry once again had to face a service game on the deuce. The Argentine, for his part, managed to change the course by quickly advancing with a mini-break vital for his options. He managed to keep it and when it arrived The closing moment was executed perfectly.
It was a very high dose that he received for his confidence reaching this third set. Being a match where opportunities were hardly non-existent, the last round was going to be very psychological. The first break point that was experienced was favorable to the Argentine despite not being able to reap it. However, in the next game, seeing the rival’s ears, it was going to be easier to catch him and he managed to get ahead.
The situation seemed to be going down an idyllic path, but the appointment still had to give Harris another chance. A break point also appeared for him, but being one of the most important moments of the match, Tomás saved it and then closed his turn. Minutes later, the moment of truth arrived. The moment in which his service allowed him to pass this first test. They entered a difficult moment with 30-30, but adding that point, On the first match point, Etcheverry managed to defeat Harris in the China Open.
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