This Tuesday in Hamburg, Arthur Fils pocketed the first victory of his career in the ATP 500 against the Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan.
Successful start for Arthur Fils at the Hamburg tournament on Tuesday. Opposed to Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan, the Frenchman mastered his match from start to finish despite a few rare scares. He pocketed the first victory of his career in an ATP 500. In the first set, the 19-year-old boy saved three break points against him while at 15-40 on the service of the South American, he did not hesitate to convert his 2nd set point (7-5).
First victory in ATP 500 for Arthur Fils 🔥🇨🇵
The 19-year-old Frenchman imitates Luca Van Assche by eliminating Daniel Galan to register his first success in the category and reach the second round in Hamburg. 👏 pic.twitter.com/3NcLJZ6QL1
— Universe Tennis 🎾 (@UniversTennis) July 25, 2023
The second act saw the two players each stealing their face-off once before tackling the money-time. There, as in the first set, the Frenchman waited for the best moment to deliver the coup de grace. On the service of DE Galan, he closed the deal with the same score (7-5, 7-5) after 1h45 of play on clay in northern Germany. In the next round, Arthur Fils will face a Serb. It will either be the No. 8 seed, Miomir Kecmanovic, or Dusan Lajovic.