The Asturian Pablo Carreño managed to qualify for the third round of the Australian Open 2021, after beating the Czech Jiri vesely in a duel that was resolved in four sets and more than two and a half hours of play 6-3, 7-6 (3), 2-6 and 6-4.
The tennis player from Gijón, 29 years old and fifteenth ATP, had a worked match, especially after losing the third sleeve, since until that moment he had been very solid and without giving concessions with his service. Carreño will face the winner of the clash between the Bulgarian Grigor dimitrov and the australian Alex Bolt.
However, Vesely did not give up and raised his level in the third quarter (14 winners) to break fast and dismantle Carreño for the first time, who was forced into an even fourth quarter where achieved the key ‘break’ with 5-4 and after having saved in his previous he took out a breaking ball.
Pedro Martínez beats Ruusuvuori
For his part, the Valencian Pedro Martinez came back from a bad first set (1-6) to win the Finn Emil ruusuvuori (1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6). It is the first time in his career that he has achieved two wins at Melbourne Park and will now face the Serbian Dusan Lajovic looking to achieve the best result in a ‘Grand Slam’, improving last year’s third round in Roland Garros.