MADRID, Jan. 8 (SportsFinding) –

The Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco qualified on Wednesday for the quarterfinals of the Doha (Qatar) tournament, of the ATP 250 category, after winning the Serbian Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 4-6 and 6-0 in a game of more than two hours.

In this way, the Madrid player has placed in the top eight in his first event of the year and will now seek to reach the semifinals against Frenchman Corentin Moutet, executioner of Canadian Milos Raonic 7-6 (4) and 7-6 (4 ) in a duel of just two hours.

Verdasco found in the service, with which he signed 17 'aces', one of his best weapons to get rid of his rival, sixth seed and who did not grant a single ball of break in the first set. Verdasco wasted two with 4-3 in his favor, but he did not forgive a 0-40 to avoid the always awkward 'sudden death'.

On the other hand, the Spanish tennis player did not know how to take advantage of his good options in the second round, where he missed five break balls to get ahead on the scoreboard and paid for it because Krajinovic did not let the only one he had with 4-4 pass. break for the first time and, saving 30-40, then sentence with his serve.

However, there the resistance of the Balkan ended and Verdasco recovered, winding in less than half an hour in the third and final part. His next obstacle in the quarterfinals will be a young player who currently ranks 80th in the world rankings.