The Argentine bids farewell to Monte Carlo. Sebastián Baez can’t handle the excellent Draper, who wins the game 6-3, 7-5.
First round Monte Carlo Masters 1000 he faced two players with very different games. Sebastian Baez It came after a good week in Estoril and a game that benefits from clay. Jack Draper He was coming back from injury after getting a Wild Card surface where his powerful game stands out a little less and he has played little. The Argentine was the favourite, but had to be very careful with the English. In the end, Draper won 6-3, 7-5, which allowed him to advance to the second round.
Draper takes advantage
The match started with both winning his first serve and the pace of the match, and the Briton got 2-1. At that point, Baez couldn’t hold the pass against Draper’s game, which moved him from side to side. However, at 3-1, the Argentine was 0-40 to regain the disadvantage, which he did not achieve. After missing out on his first chance, The Englishman dominated the rest of the points with his serve and forehand and went 4-1 in his favor. At 5-3, Báez had two chances to continue the set, but the Englishman saved him and made it impossible for the Argentine to score the rest with a powerful bid.
England dominate the second set
The second set started with the Argentinian putting the Englishman in trouble for the first serve, and he saved two break points when the net serve was played at high risk. Despite this, Báez began to dominate the points thanks to his patience and changes in pace and elevation. Britti changed his game plan and thanks to this managed to break and put 3-2 in his favor. Báez missed a parallel right that showed despair at the Englishman’s good work, although he recovered in time to return for the break.
Both began to hold serve and thus they made it five all with the Englishman’s ace. Draper got two break points and a backhand cross volley put him in a closing position. Báez sent the return into the net and Draper made it 7-5.