Bruno Soares faces “peace duo” for the first time at Acapulco ATP

Bruno Soares faces "peace duo" for the first time at Acapulco ATP

A double dose (and in doubles bracket) is represented in ATP 500 in Acapulco, Brazil, starting on Tuesday (16th), at times that have not yet been defined. In the rankings of the Athletes Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP), Minor Bruno Soares, Britain’s Jamie Murray (19th), along with Indian Rohan Bopanna (42nd) and Pakistani Anisam Qureshi (48th), debuted at number four in the world. But looking at the history of war between Asian countries, build a so-called “peace partnership”.

Bruno and Murray want their second title of the season. The first time came in February, the partnership resumed in just the first competition, a year later, at the ATP 250 in Melbourne, Australia. They have not played since the Australian Open, when they lost in the semi-finals to the pair of American Rajeev Ram (14th) and Briton Joe Salisbury (12th).

Gacho Marcello Demolinar (46th) and Mexican Santiago Gonzalez, in turn, face Canadian Felix Auger-Alissim (18th) category 90onic in singles and doubles) and Milos Raonic (19º in singles, 406º in doubles). The Brazil-Mexico partnership comes from elimination in the quarter-finals of ATP 250 in Argentina (143 in Federico Delbonis and 79º in singles) and Spanish Jaime Munar (153º in doubles and 98º in singles).

Paranaense Thiago Wilde sought a place in the singles bracket at Acapulco, but were eliminated in the second round of the qualifiers tournament. On Saturday (13), Brazil’s No. 124 in the world defeated Croatian Danilo Petrovic (159 sets) by 2 sets 1 with a run of 6/3, 4/6 and 6/4 in a simple match. However, on Sunday (14) he fell to North American Brandon Nakashima (145 by) at 2 set 0 (double 6/3).

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Dubai ATP 500

On ATP 500 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Minor Marcello Mello (in 16th) category Doubles) and Dutchman Jean-Julian Roger (26th) on Sunday were also overtaken by Wesley Coolhof (6th), Netherlands, and Polish Lukasz Kubot (15th), a former Brazilian partner. The partnership between Coolhof and Kubot won 2 sets to 1 with a run of 6/4, 0/6 and 12/10, in doubles, the third being a fractional up to 10 points, with a minimum double digit difference.

This was only the third tournament of Melo and Roger. Although the partnership was announced at the end of last year, the miner began playing with Romanian Horia Tecau in 2021, as the Dutchman would become a father in February and was unable to compete at the Australian Open with Brazil.

* Updated subject for correct information. Contrary to what was reported, the pair is not ranked fourth in the ATP rankings. Athlete Bruno Soares is in fourth place.

Cory Weinberg

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