Melbourne, OF (OREPORTER.COM) – Brazil’s Marcelo Mello and Romanian Horia Tecau entered the quarterfinals of the Morena River Open, one of two ATP 250s scheduled for Melbourne, Australia, this week in preparation for the Australian Open. The Uruguayan pair lost to Ariel Behar and Ecuadorian Gonzalo Escobar, scoring 2 sets from 0, partial 7/6 (7-4) and 6/3 runs in 1h15min.
“In fact, today, they played very well. They are a pair that comes with a lot of confidence. They won Delray Beach, a 250, played in January. And they took advantage of the crucial moments and improved. Finished the game. ” A few chances in the first set. Some break points we could not convert. In a tie-break, as usual, it’s one point, here’s another. And then he played better in the second set, “Marcello said.
“I don’t think we played badly, we played normally. To improve our rapport with Horia, played two games. It was good. At key moments, their pace ended a bit. But, I think Is that it was good. ” good game. The important thing now is to know that we trained well, we played two matches here and we are ready to do well at the Australian Open.
In Melbourne, Melo is playing both tournaments with Tecau, as his new partner of 2021, Dutchman Jean-Julian Roger, will be a father this month and will not travel to Australia. Thus, they will start a partnership after the Australian Open.
In the individual world rankings of doubles, Mello appears in ninth place with 5,880 points. Takao is 2222 with 4,205 and Roger 241 with 4,160 points.
Now, Mello and Takeau turn their attention to the Australian Open. Beginning this Monday (8).