The last Brazilian to debut in the qualifying bracket of the Miami Masters in the United States, Gustavo Heide from So Paulo, 11th in Brazil and number 436 in the world, took the turn of Ukrainian natural American Denis Kudla, 84th and 84th. Thiago is out like Monteiro and Thiago Wilde.
After attracting the attention of a director of the sports marketing agency that organized the tournament, the guest of the organization, IMG, Heide fought for 2h38 and lost against Kudla in 6/7 (5) 6/4 6/3 taking 11 aces. Went. The nine, who played with their first serve, won 80% of the points, against the 64% native of So Paulo, who committed two double faults of the game.
Quali’s eighth favourite, Kudla, made a more effective start in the return of the serve, winning the break in the third game, opening 3/1, managing the double, but was not confirmed when serving for the first set, and the Brazilian. The force saw the tiebreak, where Heide served better and relied on American’s error to take advantage.
In the second leg, play continued to be tight, with both tennis players confirming their serve game well, until Brazil broke in 10th and Kudla saw the match tie.
In the deciding set, play continued the same way, the tennis players saved breakpoints in the 5th and 6th games and Kudla had a poor game over Brazil, worked with the net and won a break in the 8th game and served safely. . Victory.