Latest Tennis News – Titling on the clay of Houston, Steve Johnson was eliminated in the round of 16 by the 241st world, the Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan. Meanwhile, Serb Janko Tipsarevic, 372nd World Player and Wild Card winner, was convincing to have the No. 55 seeded Cameron Norrie of Great Britain and No. 3 seed in two sets (6-3 , 6-4) and 1:14 of play.
Catastrophe for Steve Johnson! Holding the title on the clay court of Houston and exempted from the first round, the American was eliminated from his entry in the running, by a player unknown to the general public. The Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan (22 years old, 241), who had only won one match on the ATP circuit (at his home, in Bogotá, 2015) and who came out of qualifying, offered himself the title holder , having already eliminated Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi in the previous round. He won without shaking: 6-3, 6-3 in 1h14, without losing his service and breaking at 4-3 in the first set and 1-1 and 5-3 in the second. In the next round, Galan will face Australian Jordan Thompson, who was shot by another Colombian, Santiago Giraldo, after a 2:55 (4-6, 7-6, 7-5) fight. Following this defeat, Steve Johnson will lose 18 places in the ATP ranking and out of the Top 50.
Great ghost, Janko Tipsarevic (34) confirms his current good arrangements. Back down to 372nd World Place, the Serbian, the beneficiary of a wild card at this ATP tournament in Houston (USA), easily disposed of the Briton Cameron Norrie, yet a sacred customer. The 55th world player, seeded No. 3, could not do anything and finally bows in two sets dry (6-3, 6-4). In the quarter-finals, his first since October 2016 on the ATP circuit, Tipsarevic, who has passed a new test, will face the American Sam Querrey, seeded No. 8 and twice finalist of the event (2010 and 2015 ), the Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez’s scorer in two sets (6-4, 6-3 in 1h17, without having lost his service, in a match interrupted a little while by the rain).