The 2nd week of Marcelo Melo as well as American Mackenzie McDonald contending in ATP 250 occasions in Adelaide was not just as good as the previous one. After reaching the semifinals in the very first event of the season, Melo and McDonald were defeated in the round of 16 of the new occasion. They were outscored by Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool as well as Finland’s Harri Heliovaara 7/6 (7-3) 6/3.
Glasspool and Heliovaara likewise eliminated Melo and McDonald last week as well as ended the competition with the title. Seeds number 4, they face Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and also German Tim Puetz in the round of 16.
The very first collection was totally controlled by the servers, and also Melo and also McDonald did not deal with break-points, yet neither did they make use of the four break-point chances that were produced when the score was 5/5. Glasspool as well as Heliovaara won the partial tiebreak, with 3 points overcome in returns. In the second collection, the Finn and also the British got 2 more breaks and closed the video game.
With the removal of Marcelo Melo, the only Brazilian in the quarterfinals will be Rafael Matos. The gaucho as well as his Spanish partner David Vega Hernandez encounter the Croatian Ivan Dodig and the North American Austin Krajicek in the early hours of this Thursday.