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João Domingues loses in the second round of the Split Challenger
The Oliveira de Azeméis player was unable to confirm the theoretical favoritism against the Frenchman, number 217 of the world hierarchy, and ended up giving up the victory with the 6-3 and 6-4 partials, after an hour and 27 minutes .
Domingues, 27, was even the first to break in the third game, and came to a 3-1 lead on the scoreboard, but he let himself break on two occasions, in the sixth and eighth games, allowing Bourgue to close favorably after 41 minutes.
In the second match, the Portuguese number four was broken in the fifth game (2-3), to the first point of ‘break’ faced, and was unable to recover more from the disadvantage, thus delivering the qualification for the quarter-finals.