ATP Doha: Giulio Zeppieri also out.

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ATP Doha: Giulio Zeppieri also out

After Lorenzo Sonego and Lorenzo Musetti, Italy also lost its last representative in the singles draw of the Doha ATP 250. Giulio Zeppieri, in fact, è was defeated in his debut by Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori, number 43 in the world, who è imposed himself with the score of 7-6 7-5 after an hour and 46 minutes of play.

In the first set è service was the dominant factor. In fact, both Zeppieri and Ruusuvuori did not concede a single break ball and so it came down to the tie-break, dominated by the Finn, who won it 7 points to 2. At the beginning of the second set Ruusuvuori snatches the serve from his opponent, confirming the break (2-0). Zeppieri&#39s reaction forò è was immediate, with the Italian bringing the match back into balance (2-2). However, in the eighth game Zeppieri did not exploit three consecutive break points and was punished in the eleventh game, when Ruusuvuori placed the decisive break and then closed on the final 7-5.

Zeppieri thus has to say goodbye to the "Qatar ExxonMobil Open" on a par with Sonego and Musetti, while Ruusuvuori è earned access to the round of 16 where he will face Australia's Christopher O'Connell, executioner of Jan-Lennard Struff with a double 6-4.

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