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ATP – Doha – Murray saves 3 BDM and joins Zverev, Lestienne eliminated #qteo2023 #Lestienne #DavidovichFokina #Tennis

The Qatar Exxon Mobile Open dreamed of hosting Rafael Nadal. The Mallorcan had given his agreement at the start of the season before experiencing physical glitches. The organizers can still count on the presence of big heads with Andrey Rublev, Happy Auger-Also or Alexander Zverev. Three French players appeared in this table, they are now only two. Constant Lestiennewho is aiming for a return to the Top 50, was eliminated from the start by the Spaniard Alexander Davidovich Fokina (#7) in two sets, 6-4, 6-3.

Constant Lestienne during the Australian Open 2023

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In the other matches, the entry into the running ofAndy Murray was not easy. Holder of a wild-card, the Briton made his return to the courts a month after his Australian Open historical. And what we can say is that he hasn’t lost his sense of spectacle. Opposed to Italian Lorenzo Sonego, Murray saved three match points on his serve at 5-4 in the third set before winning the tiebreak after 2:30 of play, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4). Another crazy match for the 70th player in the world who will play Alexander Zverev in the second round. Another veteran in the running this Monday, Fernando Verdasco (wc) got stuck facing the Aussie Christopher O’Connell. At the start of the day, the Russian Aslan Karatsev gave up on Jason Kubler.

Monday’s program

From 5:30 p.m.

Jason Kubler (AUS) – Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 7-6, 1-0 ab

Christopher O’Connell (AUS) – [WC] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

[WC] Andy Murray (GBR) – Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4)

[7] Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)Constant Lestienne (FRA) 6-4, 6-3

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