Verdasco goes up against Khachanov and is in eighth

The Spaniard gave the first set in the tie-break but won the next two to advance with a 6-7 (4), 6-1 and 7-5. The Greek Tsitsipas, his next rival.


The Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 35 years old and number 38 in the world, is already, along with Rafa Nadal, the only Spaniard alive in the Mutua Madrid Open. And it was thanks to another survival exercise. If on Monday he beat the Moldovan militant Radu Albot in three sets this time, ante a rival of more substance, the tenth favorite Karen Khachanov, Russian, signed a great comeback that puts him in the last 16 (6-7 (4), 6 -1 and 7-5. Those who will play against the eighth seed, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Without breaks in the first, in the tie-break prevailed Khachanov, 13 of the world, who had never faced Verdasco. the second set discovered the fury of Madrid, who broke the serve three times for the 6-1.And in the final started with his first break of the game the Russian, but Verdasco, which ended with a magnificent figure of 44 winning shots 31 unforced errors, (20 and 27 for Khachanov) regained equality in the fourth and in the twelfth the final break came.



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