He nearly let the second set slip out of his hands, but after failing to serve out the match, Filip Krajinovic did manage to get over the finish line in the tiebreak against Vasek Pospisil: 6-4 7-6(7). By doing so, the Serbian advanced to the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
"I was so tight”, confessed Krajinovic straight after the win. "It wasn’t easy to close out the match. Pospisil was playing very well and he beat Medvedev. I’m glad I managed to finish in two sets and now I’ll have enough time to recover for my match against Rublev, who has won a lot this year.”
Filip Krajinovic made huge strides back in 2017, when he claimed five ATP Challenger titles on clay. During the Masters 1000 event of Paris he truly entered the spotlights, by reaching the final.
Last year Krajinovic dropped out of the top 100 for a short period, but he has once again climbed the rankings. The 27-year-old sits at a 39th position at the moment, with a chance to approach his career high ranking of 26 if he continues to do well in Rotterdam.
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