Party in Acapulco over for Arnaldi and Cobolli

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Much applause but the race ends on the più beautiful for the two Italians

After surprising in the opener of the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco, beating Fritz and Auger-Aliassime, Arnaldi and Cobolli were convinced they had a good chance to go as far as possible in the tournament. Instead, their adventure was è interrupted, abruptly, in the round of 16. Arnaldi è surrendered to Shelton while Cobolli could do nothing against Tsitsipas.

The San Remo man put up a great fight against the American. After losing the first set on tie-break (7-1), Arnaldi fought back and managed to take home the second partial (6-3). In the deciding set, Shelton è more continuous and, with a partial 12 points to four, ran away and closed the match (6-3). It was a hard-fought match, so much so that it took the American two hours and 33 minutes to win it.

Cobolli also tried, who, in the face of Tsitsipas, suffered a touch of inexperience. Starting from the qualifiers, the Roman tennis player plays a not-excellent first set (lost 6-3) but redeems himself in the second partial, so much so that the Greek wins it only at the tie-break (8-6). A pity for Cobolli who, however, from Monday will have an interesting position in the ATP ranking.

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