In a duel of tennis players coming from the quali, Ceara’s Thiago Monteiro obtained the most awful in the preliminary of the ATP 250 in Auckland as well as wound up exceeded in straight sets by the Czech Jiri Lehecka, with the final score of 6/3 and also 7/ 5, after 1h29 of clash. Now, the Brazilian mosts likely to Melbourne where he will certainly compete in the Australian Open.
Beat in his initial 2 games of 2023, both for the United Cup, the left-hander from Ceara won his initial two video games of the year in the certifying round and also got in the primary draw, however after that fell short to breakthrough. Present 78th in the world, 9 places behind Monteiro, the Czech received the 2nd round and also will challenge the British Cameron Norrie, second favored in the competitors.
Regardless of the 7 aces and no dual mistakes, Monteiro did not have such an exceptional efficiency with the serve and also finished with 60% success, against 78% of Lehecka, that included 5 aces as well as a double mistake in the match. The Czech converted two of the 8 break-points he had in his favor and conserved the only one he faced versus.
The game was, generally, balanced as well as without numerous possibilities for either side. In the initial collection, the servers dominated virtually the entire time, yet in the 6th game Monteiro obtained included, faced 15-40, saved the initial break-point, but could not stand up to the second and took the break that defined the partial.
Monteiro started the 2nd collection conserving 5 break-points in the first game and after that had his only chance to damage. Afterwards, both confirmed the solutions until the cearense was damaged from the ground up in the 11th. Lehecka made use of the possibility, then offered for the game as well as won by absolutely no, right in the initial match-point he had.