Davidovich Fokina battles past French sensation Arthur Fils

Arthur Fils had the best moment of his career at the Lyon Open recently lifting his maiden trophy but today he wasn't able to surprise Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who won 6-1 4-6 6-3 6-3.

It was a very interesting match between two very electric players and the start of the match certainly was exciting. It was Fokina who came out with a lot of fire taking the opening set 6-1 behind 6 inners. Fils was all over the place unable to use his serve to generate a lot of pressure and committing 13 unforced errors.

He did much better in the second set, especially on serve which proved crucial for him as he won it 6-4. The crowd was really backing him but he was unable to sustain the level needed to beat Fokina. He seemed a bit tired after a long week in Lyon as well and Fokina generally plays with a lot of energy

He used that to take control of the match once more taking the 3rd set 6-3. The finish was rather smooth as well as the Spaniard finished things off 6-3 in the final set. A really solid performance from Fokina and a bit of a lacklustre showing from Fils overall.

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