Australian Jason Kubler, seeded sixth, knocked out Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan of the Houston ATP 250 after winning the second round with a score of 6-4, 6-2.
The ocean player’s first victory over tennis player Bucaramanga was decided after three matches in 82 minutes.
The 26-year-old Colombian tennis player, who has managed to win only two matches so far this year, the second in this tournament against China’s Zhinzhen Zhang in the first round, He never came into action against an opponent who found more motivation in an event marked by rain in recent days which significantly delayed the programme.
Kubler will meet in the quarterfinals with the winner of the confrontation between the first seed, American Frances Tiafoe and Steve Johnson.
for his part, Galan will remain in the United States to play the Sarasota Challenger, who is the current tournament champion and will definitely try to re-confirm.
It must be remembered that the first months of this year were difficult for the aforementioned Colombian tennis player due to an injury he suffered in his stomach, which caused him to miss some tournaments.
He even had to withdraw from his first match in 2023 due to this physical incident and was unable to represent Colombia in the Davis Cup qualifiers, which pitted our country against the United Kingdom at the Pueblo Viejo Country Club in the municipality of Cota, in Cundinamarca. There, the European team won 3-1 on aggregate and left our country at the first stage of the Davis Cup World Group.
This situation meant that he could only play six tournaments and dropped several places in the ATP world rankings. Currently, it is located at the 94th position with a total score of 621 points.
Who is the ATP 250 champion from Houston?
American Riley Opelka is the latest ATP 250 champion in Houston, having defeated compatriot John Isner in parts 6-3, 7-6.
However, Opelka is not present at this year’s edition of the Houston tournament and therefore will not be able to defend his title.
What is Daniel Galan’s best result in the 2023 season?
Of the six tournaments he has played, Daniel Galán has the best result in the round of 16 he played in February at the ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro. There, he fell to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas by parts 6-2, 6-4.
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