The Portuguese tennis players Nuno Borges and João Domingues were eliminated this Thursday in the second round of the challenger de Braga, category 80 tournament of the ATP Challenger Tour, which takes place at the Clube de Ténis de Braga.
The first to be eliminated was the tennis player from Oliveira de Azeméis, champion of the challenger of Braga in 2019, which yielded before the qualifier The Spaniard Pablo Lamas Ruiz in two setswith partials of 7-6 (7-2) and 6-0.
Nuno Borges, number 94 in the world and first seeded, could not confirm the theoretical favoritism against the Brazilian Matheus Pucinelli de Almeida (216th) and ended up defeated in just two games, 6-2 and 6-4.
Today I felt very tired and I had a hard time concentrating on playing tennis. It was difficult from start to finish and I never managed to hold out in the game”, explained the national number two at a press conference.
Unlike Domingues, 274th in the world hierarchy, and Borges, Henrique Rocha and Daniel Rodrigues added another victory, in the pairs group, this time against the German Jeremy Jahn and the Italian Gian Marco Moroni, 7-6 (7 -4). , 3-6 and 10-6, thus accessing the semifinals.
The next rivals will be the Indian Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and the Indonesian Christopher Rungkat, who defeated Domingues and Gonçalo Falcão in two sets6-3 and 6-4, to classify the midfielders.
The Portuguese Fábio Coelho and Jaime Faria were also on the way, after the defeat against the Kazakh Timofey Skatov and the Spanish Carlos Taberner, with a result of 6-3 and 7-6 (7-5).