Spanish tennis player Feliciano López has won the 500th victory of his sports career by defeating one of Mallorca ATP’s favorites, Russian Karen Khachanov on Tuesday, 17th player in the world, in three sets: 4-6, 6-2 and 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes.
López, who will play in the quarterfinals against Frenchman Adrián Mannarino, winner in the duel against Dominic Thiem due to injury to the Austrian, continues to break records on the international tennis circuit at the age of 39.
In his extensive track record, the seven ATP titles won in singles stand out, the 3 ATP 500 and 4 ATP 250, added to 2 ATP Challenger; He has also managed to reach eleven finals, 3 ATP 500 and 8 ATP 250.
5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ career wins for 🇪🇸 @feliciano_lopez 🙌
He achieves this milestone with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Khachanov at the @MallorcaChamps 👏 pic.twitter.com/gYerzfw0pv
– ATP Tour (@atptour) June 22, 2021
The big favorites on the lawn of the Santa Ponsa Country Club, with the exception of Austrian Dominic Thiem, who left due to a right wrist injury when he beat Mannarino 5-2, they met expectations and continued on in Mallorca.
The Norwegian Casper Ruud defeated (6-3 and 6-4) the American Tennys Sandgren, and the Russian Daniil Medvedev, number two in the world, to the French Corentin Moutet (6-4 and 6-2).
Ruud and Medvedev will meet in one of the most interesting clashes of the quarterfinals.
The Spanish Roberto Carballés, from the previous one, and the American Sam Querrey starred in the closest matches of the Balearic tournament.
Querrey prevailed (7-5; 6-4 and 7-6 (3) in the tiebreaker of a duel that began on Monday (he was suspended due to lack of light) And it went on for two and a half hours.
Spaniards Pablo Carreño and Roberto Bautista will seek their place in the Mallorca ATP quarterfinals in the matches against Czech Jeiri Vesely and Italian Stefano Travaglia, respectively.