Seeded number 4 in San Diego, Pedro Martinez lost in the round of 16 to Daniel Elahi Galan. Jeffrey John Wolf, eighth in the hierarchy, suffered the same fate against Christopher O’Connell.
The start of the day did not turn in favor of the top seeds in San Diego. Number 4, Pedro Martinez saw his career come to an end in the round of 16 during his duel against Daniel Elahi Galan. After a good start with an entry break, the 68th in the world saw the Colombian pick up four games everywhere. However, a successful end to the first set allowed him to take the lead… before a second set to forget. Indeed, if the two players won their first game of service, the rest of the set was exclusively in favor of Daniel Elahi Galan. Winning five games in a row, including two on his opponent’s service, the 75th in the world has regained momentum. After an exchange of breaks at the start of the third set, the two players neutralized each other, failing in turn in their attempt to take the service of the other. Nevertheless, it was Daniel Elahi Galan who made the difference in the ninth game. The Colombian then sealed the fate of a meeting which had not started in the best possible way for him (5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in 2h52 ‘).
Wolf dominated by O’Connell
Seeded number 8, Jeffrey John Wolf was no more successful against Christopher O’Connell. After a first break point missed on the first serve of the American, the Australian achieved his goals to lead four games to one. While each of the two players then had an opportunity to take the service of the other, the 130th in the world won the first set on the second occasion. The second round had a very different scenario and which, for a long time, let imagine a conclusion to the decisive game. Indeed, neither player was seriously put in difficulty on his serve up to five games everywhere. It was then that Christopher O’Connell accelerated and, on the only break point to report in this set, the Australian took a decisive advantage. In the process, on his first match point, he put an end to the debates (6-3, 7-5 in 1h29 ‘).