Verdasco slows down the road to Galarneau

Verdasco slows down the road to Galarneau

Quebec’s Alexis Galarneau’s career ended Thursday in the second round of the Vancouver Challenger when he lost the flag in three sets 6-2, 4-6, 2-6 to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.

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The Belle provincial representative did well against the one who is already in seventh place in the ATP but is now resting at the 128th level with 38 by winning the first round. Galarneau, ranked 241st at bat in the world, then broke his opponent’s serve twice.

However, Verdasco corrected the situation from the first moments of the middle set, claiming the first three points including two after breaking Galarneau, who was unable to fully recover afterwards.

In the final round, the Quebecer lost his service game twice more.

Galarneau did not have an easy day with the ball, hitting no aces and putting only 50% of his first balls in play, winning 68% of the rallies when he did.

The 23-year-old athlete had a good chance of going far in this tournament, having capitalized on first-round withdrawal of first-seeded Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka after taking away one of two sets.

Young Montrealer Gabriel Diallo also resigned on Thursday, losing in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 to six-seeded Ricardas Berankis.

Britain’s Vasek Pospisil has been more successful in his home province, reaching the quarterfinals against Australia’s Jordan Thompson 3-6 6-2 6-3. He faces France’s Gilles Simon in the next round.