Pedro Martínez Portero battles to victory in thrilling semifinals of ATP 250 Estoril

More than three hours of a rollercoaster of a match and despite the threat of a comeback from the number one in the tournament, Pedro Martínez Portero knew how to suffer to achieve victory in the semifinals of the ATP 250 in Estoril against the Norwegian Casper Ruud by 6-4, 4-6 and 6-4.

The Spaniard recovered from losing the second set and seeing how in the third the favorite in the Portuguese tournament approached him. Martínez, who has nine consecutive wins, had match point to the rest with 5-1 up… and half an hour later he found himself serving at 5-4 forced to take serve to gain a place in the grand final. And so he did. In the final round he will face the Polish Hubert Hurkacz who eliminated the Chilean Garín.

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2024-04-06 20:14:34
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