The rain does not stop Carreño, Auger, Munar and Tiafoe
Pablo Carreño is very familiar with the RCTB facilities and with all the clay. And, as soon as he stepped onto the Rafa Nadal court, he used his experience to quickly defeat Bernabé Zapata, who reached this round of the competition after having eliminated Tommy Robredo in what was the last match for the tennis player from Hostalric. Carreño’s next rival, Lorenzo Sonego. And, at stake, a place in the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
Carreño’s victory occurred almost at the same time as Frances Tiafoe’s, who also did not want to waste the opportunity to compete before the rain made an appearance on the courts of the RCTB. Tiafoe will face the third seed of the tournament, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Toni Nadal’s pupil who has been displaying very good tennis in recent weeks.
Precisely before the rain stopped the match between Coria and Dimitrov, a home player, Jaume Munar, gave a pleasant surprise to the public after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili, ninth seed, against the odds.
Harris (executioner of Albert Ramos), Fucsovics, Ruusuvuori and De Miñaur were other players who advanced in the draw, as well as the Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, one of the teams with more titles and with a lot of chances to get far in the tournament. In the last doubles match, David Marrero and Jaume Munar fell to Pedro Martínez and Lorenzo Sonego.