The action continues at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam with David Goffin, Pablo Carreno-Busta and Gilles Simon all through.
Goffin was taking on home hope and World No.137 Robin Haase who is a two time singles winner and former World No.33. He got off to the worst possible start losing the first set 6-3.
He recovered though and took a tight second set 7-6 (7-5) before edging through the last set 6-4 as the number four seed continues on.
Carreno Busta was playing his compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut who is of course ranked higher and he came through a closely fought tie.
He took the first set 6-4 but couldn’t follow this up with the World No.30 losing the second set 6-2 before the deciding set went to a tiebreak with the latter edging past and through to the next round.
Simon was making his 11th appearance in Rotterdam and he showed his experience winning through 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 improving his head to head over Mikhail Kukushkin to 4-0. He will next face defending champion Gael Monfils who was in the winners’ circle in Montpellier or Joao Sousa.
The former has reached the semi-finals on three occasions in the past and will be hoping for another good week in Holland.
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Author: Samuel Gill