Pierre-Hughes Herbert, the 99th player in the world, made a double mistake against Carlos Alcaras (35th) of Spain on Tuesday, losing 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/2), 7-5. . The first round of the Masters 1000 in Paris ended with a spectacular 2h53 marathon.
In the next round, Alcaras will face Janic Chinnar (9th) of Italy.
In the first set, Alcஸ்raz defeated the first, but the French player immediately caught up and won the decisive match.
Both players came to the tiebreak of the second set without giving up their throw-in, this time the Spaniard, terribly attractive, won: after losing the first two points, the Spaniard won. The next seven and pushed to the set to decide the game.
Here again, the two players exchanged their throw-ins in the middle of the set, but Alcaras reached the final break in the last game: after saving two match points, the Frenchman doubled the match to his opponent. Foul, 52nd direct error for his 10th and 43rd winning strokes.
Herbert (November 25-December 5), who was selected to the French team for the Davis Cup, was the third of seven French players to be assured that Paris would not cross the first round of the tournament after the day before Arthur Rinderkneck and Benoit were named.
Against Gaël Monfils (22nd), Miomir Kekmanovic (69th), and Richard Gasquet (74th), Grigor Dimitrov (30th) try to join Adrian Mannarino and Hugo Gaston in the second round on Tuesday.
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