Paula Badosa misses a match point and says goodbye to Miami

Daniil Medvedev defeats Roberto Karballes

Madrid, March 26 (European Press) –

And the Spanish tennis player, Paula Badusa, bid farewell to the tournament that was held in Miami (United States), from the WTA 1000 category that was played on hard courts and the second for the Masters 1000 this season, after falling this morning in the third round against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina. (3-6, 7-5, 6-3) in a match in which he missed a match point, while Roberto Karpeles bid farewell to Daniil Medvedev (6-1, 6-2).

The Catalan, currently ranked 29th in the world, squandered her advantage after winning the first set, as she beat the current champion, Indian Wells, in the last four matches, after exchanging breaks in the early stages.

Already in the second set, she led 4-2, and although the seventh seed in the WTA rankings responded with a “counterbreak”, she had a match point in the end at 5-4 but failed to make it. He smashed Rybakina in the eleventh game, a vital “break” to tie the contest.

In the last set, both tennis players defended their serve until, in the seventh game, the Kazakh broke the Spaniard’s serve to tie four matches won in a row and close the duel in just over two and a half hours of play.

And now, Rybakina faces Belgium’s Elise Mertens in the round of 16 on Monday, who beat Croatia’s Petra Martic in straight sets (6-4, 6-3).

For his part, Daniil Medvedev gave no choice to Roberto Carballes, who knocked him out in just over an hour, leaving the men’s draw in front of only two Spaniards: Carlos Alcaraz from Murcia and Alejandro Davidovic from Malaga.

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The man from Tenerife could hardly win three matches in the whole match. After defending his first set, he was overwhelmed by the world number five, who took the first set, winning his last five matches. Three new breaks earned him to take the second set as well and finish the game.

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