Daniell bows out of Kremlin Cup but Sitak wins in Croatia

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Marcus Daniell and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner have been beaten in the first round of the doubles at the Kremlin Cup ATP 250 tournament in Moscow.

They’ve lost a very close match 6-3,6-7 (3) 0-7 to Uruguay’s Ariel Behar and Ecuador’s Gonzalo Escobar. The match lasted an hour and 40 minutes. Daniell and Demoliner did well to fight back in the second set and played a strong tie break after they made a poor start to the match.

The match tie break was tight but at 7-8 Daniell and Demoliner lost both service points to lose the match. They head to St Petersburg for their final tournament of the season next week.

Artem Sitak is in action this week playing a Challenger tournament in Croatia with partner Antonio Sancic. They are through to the quarter finals after a 7-6 (3) 6-1 win over Nicolas Alvarez Varona and Georgii Kravchenko in an hour and 12 minutes. The second seeds will face the Dutch pair of Robin Haase and Mats Hermans for a place in the semis.

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