Marcelo Arévalo, an athlete from the Effort and Glory Program, and the Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer defeated Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger Aliassime in a tie-break match today and secured their qualification to the semifinals of the Madrid Open 2023.
The Arévalo-Rojer duo managed to recover from the setback of 4-6 in the first set, extended the game with cards of 6-2 and sealed the pass to the semis with a score of 12-10, in a game that lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes. .
The pass to the semis was for any of the pairs and the ticket was defined until the last after 2-2, which changed to 5-5 and the parity was maintained until 10-10, when Chelo and Jean-Julien they took the lead to 11-10 and finally to 12-10.
In the semifinals, the sonsonateco tennis player and the Dutchman will face the winning team of the match between the New Zealander Michael Venus and the British Jamie Murray against the Russians Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev.
For Arévalo and Roger it is the second tournament in Spanish territory, after their participation in the Barcelona Open, which took place from April 17 to 23, and where they were eliminated in the round of 16 by the Brazilian duo made up of David Vega Hernández and Rafael Matos, with partials of 6-4 and 6-4.