MADRID, 14 Apr. (SportsFinding) –
The Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich won (6-4 and 6-1) with solvency and solidity the Belgian David Goffin in the round of 16 of the Masters 1,000 in Monte Carlo, thus continuing his extraordinary and positive relationship with the tournament in the Principality and advancing to the quarterfinals, where he will face the American Taylor Fritz, tenth seed.
The man from Malaga once again demonstrated his potential on Monegasque clay after achieving last Tuesday the most important victory of his career by eliminating world number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic, and in just over an hour and a half, this Thursday he beat Goffin, whom he left without options during the match.
Davidovich quickly made it 4-1 in the first set, after a slight reaction attempt from the Belgian, the Spaniard closed the first set with a solid 6-4 and transferred the pressure to his rival. With the same inertia he began the second round, with a 4-0 in his favor and an affordable finish against a Goffin whom he had only faced once, with a defeat in 2019.
In this way, Davidovich takes revenge in his second participation in Monte Carlo and equals the result achieved last year, when he also reached the quarterfinals, although he had to retire against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who would end up being the champion of the tournament.
For their part, the also Spanish Pablo Carreño and Albert Ramos did not suffer the same fate and had to say goodbye to Montecarlo in the round of 16. The Spaniard lost to the German Alexander Zverev in two sets (6-3 and 7-5), while the Catalan lost to the Pole Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(2) and 6-2.
In this way, Davidovich remains as the sole representative of ‘the Navy’ after the elimination of Carlos Alcaraz, another of the national strengths in Monte Carlo. The Murcian, brand new champion of the Miami Masters 1,000, could not continue his good form after losing to the American Sebastian Korda.