Another initial failure for Dennis Novak

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July 13, 2021 • 1:26 pm
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Dennis Novak (27) in the Wiener Stadthalle at the Erste Bank Open WHAT/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Dennis Novak lost to the Spaniard Pedro Martinez in Bastaad.

Tennis pro Dennis Novak has not been able to end its negative series at the ATP 250 tournament in Baastad. The 27-year-old lost to the Spaniard as a qualifier in Sweden on Tuesday Pedro Martinez 5: 7, 1: 6 and has not won the ATP tour since the end of February. Since the quarter-finals in Montpellier, Novak (ATP-122.) for the fifth time in a row as a loser from the fieldMartinez, who was 27 positions better, used the second match point.

Novak had recently received an opening defeat at the home challenger in Anif and was eliminated five times in a row in ATP tournaments in qualification before the first round out at Wimbledon. He had achieved this in Baastad with two clear successes, but in the first duel with Martinez the ÖTV-Daviscupper came to an end on the clay court. After two breaks Novak had to give up his serve to make it 5: 7 and in the second set he had to accept further breaks to make it 1: 3 and 1: 5.

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