Martin reaches second quarterfinals of the season, Giannessi still in good form

Alessandro Giannessi is in good form (photo: Lodovica Barbiero)

PADOVA, July 1, 2015

The top-seed of the 2001 Team Challenger in Padova crushed out on Wednesday, when Alejandro Gonzalez lost to Andrej Martin 3-6, 1-6 in one hour and 13 minutes.

It was the third meeting of the pair, with the Slovakian extending head to head records to 2-1. Martin won 75% of his first service points to advance to his only second quarterfinals of the season, following reaching this stage at the ATP Challenger in Ostrava in April.

Martin will face Alessandro Giannessi next. The Italian qualifier, who upset Andrey Rublev in the opening round, continued his winning streak beating Riccardo Bellotti 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Giannessi capitalized on six of 21 break points to seal victory in two hours and 13 minutes.

In their first tour meeting Albert Montaῆes cruised past Erik Crepaldi, winning 6-0, 6-0. The 34-year-old Spaniard didn’t face a break point, converted five of his own and won 94% of his first service points to close the match in only 53 minutes.

Montaῆes will play seventh seed Hans Podlipnik-Castillo next. The Chilean beat Omar Giacalone 6-4, 6-2 in 90 minutes.