This Tuesday, the French Arthur Rinderknech, 78th player in the world, was taken out in the round of 16 of the ATP tournament in Lyon, on clay, by the American Brandon Nakashima, 52nd player in the world and seeded n ° 8, in three rounds (7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5) and 2h44 of play.
Arthur Rinderknech will not see the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Lyon, on clay. This Tuesday, the Frenchman, 78th player in the world, was taken out in the round of 16 by the American Brandon Nakashima, 52nd player in the world and seeded n°8, in three sets (7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5) and 2h44 of play. In the first set, at 1-2, the French lost a first serve, before unbreaking, at his second opportunity, in stride.
At 3-3, the Habs got a final break point. Before containing his opponent of the day and taking him to the tie-break. A decisive game during which Arthur Rinderknech saved a total of four set points, before giving up on the fifth and last (7-6 (6)).
Rinderkerch gave in on a hotly contested final game
In the second round, the lower ranked of the two managed a double-break entry, each time on his third ball. To then quickly lead 5-0. The 78th player in the world did not weaken, until quietly equalizing with one set everywhere (6-1). Finally, in the third and final round, the Frenchman got two entry break points, but without achieving his goals. And finally, at the worst of times, at 5-6, the Habs finally let go.
Despite three first break points saved, Arthur Rinderknech gave in on the fourth and last. Thus offering, at the same time, this meeting to his competitor (7-5). In the next round, the American will face the winner of the duel which will oppose, later in the same day on Tuesday, his compatriot Tommy Paul, 17th player in the world and seeded n ° 3, against another Frenchman, in the person of Grégoire Barrere, 55th player in the world.