João Domingues debuts in the ‘quarters’

The 25-year-old Portuguese player João Domingues is now hoping the national tennis team will be able to continue in action at this Estoril Open event when they face Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the tournament’s first seed.

In a match scheduled for the central court of the Tennis Club of Estoril, starting at 13:00, the natural player of Oliveira de Azeméis, who is making his debut in the quarterfinals of an ATP circuit tournament, is already going to make the fifth encounter in the competition, after beating Elias Ymer of Sweden and Filippo Baldi of the Italian qualifying team, Alex de Minaur and John Millman of Australia in the first round and eighth, respectively.

João Domingues, number 214 of the ranking, was left with the ‘solitary’ mission of the Portuguese representative, after the tournament witnessed on Thursday the elimination of the champion João Sousa at the feet of David Goffin, fourth pre-designated, by the partial of 6-3 and 6-2, in a meeting regarding the second round, with the Belgian now measuring forces with the Tunisian Malek Jaziri.

The singles day is closed with the match between Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, who arrives at this stage as ‘lucky loser’, and the North American Frances Tiafoe, runner-up of 2018 and eighth seed, who suffered to overcome the Japanese midfielder Yoshihito Nishioka on Thursday night’s longest round of the tournament with two hours and 25 minutes.

Finally, there is still the first semi-final of the pairs variant, which opposes in the ‘Cascais’ court, after 16:00, Britons Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara to the Spaniards Gerard Granollers and Marc Lopez.

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