Houston (USA), – The Norwegian Casper Ruud, 95 of the world, beat the American Relly Opelka, fourth seed, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4, in the second round of the tournament. of Houston that is disputed on surface of clay in the Country Club River Oaks, and managed the passage to the quarters of end.
His rival will be the Spaniard Marcel Granollers, 32, who in the morning session easily won by 6-1 and 6-2 to the Australian Bernard Tomic.
The duel between Granollers, champion of the tournament in the 2008 edition and 112 of the world, and Ruud, 20, will be the first to star as professionals.
Ruud, in spite of losing the first set, in the end imposed his best rest and solidity in the exchange of blows from the bottom of the track and exceeded the 16 “aces” that Opelka achieved by three of the Norwegian tennis player, who committed three four doubles fouls by five of the American tennis player.
What allowed him to make the two “break” he needed to overcome the best weapon presented by Opelka, 21, with his powerful first serve (EFE).