In an interview, Jaume Munar seemed very calm with regard to the course of his next cap in the quarter-finals of the Hassan II Grand Prix. He was right!
The young Spanish tennis player has indeed impressed the audience of the central court of the Royal Tennis Club of Marrakech, late Thursday afternoon, ousting the number 3 three world German Alexander Zverev.
Rafael Nadal’s child went on to reach the quarter-finals after a two-set victory (6-7 / 6-2 / 3-6), which defied the odds.
In another duel, it is the defending champion and triple winner of the Grand Prix Hassan II, the Spaniard Pablo Andujar, who struggled against German Philipp Kohlschreiber by two sets from scratch (7-6 / 6 -4).
For his part, the Czech Jiri Vesely, the No. 2 winner of the tournament which continues until April 14, the Italian Fabio Fognini, continued his momentum by outperforming the Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero by two sets to zero (6 -3 / 6-4).
Benoît Paire vs. ierre-Hugues Herbet face-off was won by Paire with two sets from scratch (6-4 / 6-2).
At the end of the matches of the round of 16, this Friday, the public followed very intense matches in the quarterfinals, including the duel between the Spaniard Pablo Andujar Czech Jiri Vesely.
As for Jaume Munar, he will meet Frenchman Benoît Paire, while the other two Frenchmen, still in competition, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will be opposed respectively to the Japanese Taro Daniel and to the Italian Lorenzo Sonego.