Beginning and end of a bad streak: Jarry beats Arnaldi and the public to reach the third round of the Masters 1000 in Rome

For his debut in the Italian competition, the Chilean beat the local team 6-2 and 7-6. In the next phase he will face the winner of the duel between Wild Card Stefano Napolitano (125th) and the lucky Chinese loser Juncheng Shang (105th), former student of Marcelo Ríos.

Nicolas Jarry (24th in the ATP ranking) was shaken for his debut at the Masters 1000 in Rome . The first national racket ended a significant bad streak and beat the local Matteo Arnaldi (37th), by partials of 6-2 and 7-6, advance to the third round of the Italian competition .

It was a triumph of another flavor, since the Prince This came from a series of four falls in a row. Defeats in the quarterfinals in Miami and on debuts in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid were already a complication. However, Neither the almost two months without knowing the victories, nor the pressure from the public prevented the Chilean’s redemption. .

Jarry started the match solidly. It was a set where he didn’t have any major issues and he took it calmly. He quickly imposed his conditions and brought out his power, obtaining two breaks and even going as far as 5-1. Eventually, He sealed the set with a resounding 6-2 .

The path seemed to be taking shape, but the second step was more complex. Arnaldi, with the help of the public, prevailed and went in search of the match. The Grand Stand Arena at Foro Italico had a special atmosphere. Sometimes the duel had Davis Cup connotations . It is in this context that the Italian had his best moment by developing a more aggressive game. He managed to get a break in the eighth game, but Jarry responded with a break in the next one.

Definition with suspense

This is how a crucial moment arrives. In the tenth match, the national had three set points against him with his service in his favor, but he managed to escape. The break could have been decisive, but the locals’ opportunities did not end there.

The confrontation continued and had to be decided in a tie-break. Everything indicated that the match would stretch until the third set, as Arnaldi managed to lead 6-2. However, Jarry overcame the four set points that went against him and won the match.

In total, seven set points were won, which was vigorously celebrated by the Chilean, who had not won a victory since the end of March.

Jarry got his first victory in Rome, reaching a total of 15 in Masters 1000 (15-16). His next challenge will pit the winner of the duel between Wild Card Stefano Napolitano (125°) and the lucky Chinese loser Juncheng Shang (105°), a former student of Marcelo Ríos.

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Source: Latercera

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