Out for german tennis quartet in cincinnati

Out for german tennis quartet in cincinnati

For florian mayer, julia gorges and mona barthel, too, the hard-court event in the u.S. State of ohio, which is endowed with 3.43 million dollars, has ended after the second round.

After his twelfth defeat of the season, haas looked composed but not overwhelmingly disappointed. The day before, he had fought his way into the second round with a hard-fought 6:7 (0:7), 7:6 (7:4), 6:3 thriller in 3:22 hours against del potro’s compatriot david nalbandian in "cincy". "If you can’t recover properly after a match like that and then you play against the top players, then it’s just going to be difficult," he told news agency dpa. "But i’m not going to complain that i’m a bit tired physically or mentally. It’s a super-awesome situation," the 34-year-old said.

After many injuries and operations, haas has finally been able to play without pain this summer and, thanks to his tournament victory in halle and his final appearances in hamburg and washington, has moved up to a barely possible 23rd place in the world rankings. Place before.

One position behind him is florian mayer. Bayreuth sab visibly frustrated in the interview room after a 3:6, 3:6 loss to russian nikolay dawidenko. "I just didn’t take my chances, I had break points, but I just played the important balls badly," complained the 28-year-old. His hardcourt game is getting better by the day, mayer stressed. Nevertheless, he will have to play in the coming days until the start of the us open in new york (27. August) will have to work on his serve and return.

In the women’s draw, mona barthel just missed a surprise. After a strong performance, the number 39 in the world ranking list from neumunster lost to petra kvitova, who was 34 positions ahead of her, after 2:09 hours with 6:3, 2:6, 5:7. Against the czech wimbledon winner of the previous year, barthel was already 4:3 ahead in the third set after a break, but could not hold this advantage.

Julia gorges, on the other hand, had no chance. She lost in 85 minutes flat 3:6, 0:6 against anastasia pavlyushenkova (russia). Angelique kerber from kiel is the only german in the eighth finals – and she is the clear favorite against the czech qualifier andrea hlavackova.

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