Saturday, July 13, 2024

Indian Wells Day 2 2024: Monfils Dominates, Wawrinka Struggles


Day two in Indian Wells is full, and with extra rain, there are nonetheless six round-one matches left to be accomplished on Friday.

With the seeded gamers but to get entangled, most matches are comparatively broad open, however there have been some shock wins.

Dusan Lajovic, taking out Emil Ruusuvuori and Juncheng Shang, defeating Los Cabos champion Jordan Thompson, who appeared powerless within the gradual, heavy situations have been two winners I wouldn’t have predicted.

There have been additionally two maiden Masters 1000 wins. Wildcard Jakub Mensik’s breakthrough season continued with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Seongchan Hong, whereas Alex Michelsen recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jaume Munar.

You’ll be able to see the total outcomes from day two under.

Day Two 2024 BNP Paribas Open Spherical of 128 Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Borna Coric Sebastian Ofner 6-2 3-6 6-0
Arthur Fils Nuno Borges 7-6(5) 6-2
Fabio Fognini (WC) Bernabe Zapata Miralles 4-6 6-2 6-3
Patrick Kypson (WC) Ethan Quinn (Q) 6-1 7-6(1)
Dusan Lajovic Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 6-2
Fixed Lestienne (Q) Denis Kudla (Q) 3-6 6-2 6-4
Tomas Machac Stan Wawrinka 7-6(3) 4-6 6-2
Jakub Mensik (WC) Seongchan Hong (Q) 6-3 6-4
Alex Michelsen Jaume Munar 6-2 6-3
Gael Monfils Max Purcell 6-1 6-2
Lucas Pouille (Q) Daniel Altmaier 6-4 6-3
Milos Raonic (PR) Sumit Nagal (LL) 6-3 6-3
Roman Safiullin Daniel Evans 6-1 5-7 6-2
Thiago Seyboth Wild (Q) Jeffrey John Wolf 6-2 6-1
Juncheng Shang (Q) Jordan Thompson 6-2 6-3
Lorenzo Sonego Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6(1) 6-4
Aleksandar Vukic Shintaro Mochizuki (Q) 7-6(4) 7-6(6)
Matteo Arnaldi Luca Van Assche 7-6(6) 7-6(3)

Safiullin Sinks Evans

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Like Murray and Norrie, Dan Evans is one other Brit with an inauspicious begin to 2024. He has simply two wins to this point, and he fell 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to Roman Safiullin.

One in all his wins this yr was in opposition to the Russian a few weeks in the past in Los Cabos, however the world quantity 42 avenged that loss with a snug victory within the desert.

Evans appeared out of kinds all through, seemingly fighting a shoulder drawback he referred to as the coach for. His gradual begin meant he was at all times behind within the scoreboard.

Monfils Makes Spectacular Begin

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Gael Monfils recorded a dominant 6-1, 6-2 victory over Australia’s Max Purcell to set a second-round conflict with No. 8-seeded Hubert Hurkacz.

The 37-year-old Frenchman has began the yr with some first rate wins, and he’s now again within the prime 50 after his rating tumbled resulting from damage, which stored him out of the game for nearly a yr.

Purcell is often a difficult buyer, however his wily serve and volley performs have been picked aside within the Indian Wells situations. Monfils broke 5 instances within the match and dropped simply three video games.

Wawrinka Muted by Machac

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Whereas it was excellent news for one veteran, former Indian Wells finalist Stan Wawrinka couldn’t mirror Monfils as he succumbed to a 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2 to Tomas Machac.

As a fan, Stan’s matches of late are tremendous annoying to observe as he fights tooth and nail and fills the spotlight reel with ridiculous backhands however usually comes up brief within the third set like immediately.

I hope he can catch fireplace at a event this yr, however he’s 1-4 in 2024.

Different Matches of Observe

  • Raonic Makes Spherical 2: Nagal as a substitute of Nadal for the Canadian, and he ran out a snug winner; he’ll face Holger Rune subsequent.
  • Mensik Makes Most of Wildcard: A maiden primary draw M1000 win for Mensik after his closing run in Doha.
  • Michelsen Milestone: The youngest American winner on the Masters 1000 stage since Fritz and Tiafoe in 2017

Indian Wells Day 3 Spherical of 128 and 64 Matches

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Spherical of 128

  • Hugo Grenier (Q) vs Arthur Muller
  • Flavio Cobolli vs Roberto Carballés Baena
  • Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (Q) vs Lukáš Klein (Q)
  • Pavel Kotov vs Alejandro Tabilo
  • Botic van de Zandschulp vs Denis Shapovalov (PR)
  • Aleksandar Kovacevic (WC) vs Zhizhen Zhang

Spherical of 64

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (31) vs Fixed Lestienne (Q)
  • Taro Daniel vs Alex de Minaur (10)
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Jannik Sinner (3)
  • Alexander Shevchenko vs Francisco Cerundolo (22)
  • Andrey Rublev (5) vs Andy Murray
  • Alexander Zverev (6) vs Christopher O’Connell
  • Fabian Marozsan vs Nicolás Jarry (24)
  • Ben Shelton (16) vs Jakub Mensik (WC)
  • Lucas Pouille (Q) vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (11)
  • Yannick Hanfmann vs Tallon Griekspoor (27)
  • Alexander Bublik (20) vs Juncheng Shang (Q)
  • Jan-Lennard Struff (25) vs Borna Ćorić
  • Brandon Nakashima (WC) vs Jiří Lehečka (32)
  • Karen Khachanov (15) vs Thiago Seyboth Wild (Q)
  • Matteo Arnaldi vs Carlos Alcaraz (2)
  • Frances Tiafoe (18) vs Dusan Lajović

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