Dubai Tennis Championships 2023 In the photo, Czech player Jiří Lehečka in a match with Alexander Zverev in the UAE on February 27, 2023.
Dubai – Jiří Lehečka did not succeed in a promising first round match with Alexander Zverev from Germany. The best Czech tennis player lost to the former world number two 6:4, 3:6, 4:6 and will not play in the semifinals from last week in Doha.
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Twenty-one-year-old Leheček beat Zverev, who is four years older, two months ago at the United Cup in Australia and entered today's duel better. In the very first game, he took serve from the Olympic champion from Tokyo and kept the advantage until the end of the set.
In the second set, the Czech tennis player was close to a break at 3:2, but Zverev broke from 15:40 on his own serve. got In the very next game, the seventh-seeded player took Leheček's serve, also thanks to the Mladá Boleslav native's three double faults, and completed the set. Even in the third set, Zverev managed his first break, but he did not hold the 4:2 lead and Leheček equalized. The next two games already belonged to the Hamburg native.
Lehečka lost a three-set match again after three days. On Friday in Doha, in the fight for the first final on the ATP Tour, he lost to the British Andy Murray, against whom he did not use five match points.
Men's tennis tournament in Dubai
(hard surface, subsidy $3,020,535):
Singles – 1st round:
Zverev (7-Germany) – Lehčka (Czech Republic) 4:6, 6:3, 6:4.