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Idan Leshem lost to Fospil and was eliminated in the Round of 16 Watergen Tel Aviv | Israel Hayom

2022-09-29T16:41:52.062Z

The senior Israeli lost in 2 sets: 6:3, 6:2 to Kennedy and ended his path in the tournament • Pospil will meet the winner of the match between Djokovic and Andohar in the quarterfinals



The momentum has passed: the tennis player Idan Leshem lost today (Thursday) in the round of 16 of the Watergen Tel Aviv tournament to Kennedy and Ashek Pospisil 6:3, 6:2.

Already in the first game, the Canadian kept his serves with sharp shots on the way to 0:1.

The Israeli did not remain indebted and won the second game and tied the score at 1:1.

Pospisil continued to be sharp and also went up to 1:2 in his submissions.

The match continued to be close when Leshem continued to serve strongly on the way to 2:2.

The Canadian gained momentum in the serves and was not able to respond to him in a good way in the fifth game, when Pospisil kept the serves and went up 2:3.

In the sixth game, the first break of the game came, when Leshem served and Pospisil won after a close battle.

The Canadian took advantage of the situation to keep his serves and go up 2:5.

In the next game, he kept his serves and narrowed to 5:3.

All this was not enough for the Israeli, this after Posifsil kept his serves in the ninth game en route to victory in the first set - 3:6.

The opening of the second set was close and resembled the opening of the match, and the Canadian maintained his good ability and went up 1:2.

The Canadian continued the momentum and kept his serves and went up 1:3.

The Israeli reduced to 3:2 when he kept his serves.

Pospisil went 2:4 in his submissions and made it difficult for his opponent.

The Canadian defeated Leshem for the second time when in the seventh game he broke his serve and opened a gap on the way to 2:6 in the entire game.

Pospisil will meet in the quarter-finals the winner of the meeting between the big star of the event, Novak Djokovic, ranked first in Tel Aviv, and 7th in the world, who will meet the Spaniard Pablo Andojar (115th in the world). 

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Source: israelhayom

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