The French’s black streak continues at the Masters 1000 in Paris at the beginning of the week. Benjamin Bonzi, who was eliminated by Dusan Lajovic (7-5, 6-3) at noon on Tuesday, has already become the fifth Blue player to get the door.
Tennis is generally played with a handful of details, especially on the fast surface of the tennis court.closed Parisian. Marseilles paid the price for this. Despite his good intentions, the 27-year-old Bonzi, who was very crumbly in his serve, surrendered to the solid Serbian and was also disturbed by the slice of his 33-year-old opponent, whom he had never played in the big circuit.
In the first set, the Gardois player gave up serve for the first time in the sixth game (2-4). And although he managed to break quickly, he lost the match once again when he saw Lajovic trail in the first set (5-7).
These details, sometimes consisting of a poorly set shot or a missed great opportunity, negatively affected the second round of the world number 77. Although he had previously taken a break, the more confident and aggressive Bonzi saw the tide turn. He missed two big opportunities against the Serbs after losing the throw-in (2-2). In the eighth game, two forehands escaped from Bonzi, followed by a very long backhand volley that gave the lucky loser a boulevard to end the match (3-5). He succeeded on his first try.
After a season weighed down by injuries (adductors separated from his left wrist between February and June), followed by a lack of rhythm, Bonzi regained his senses this fall. However, this was not enough to advance to the Parisian Masters 1000, where he benefited from a wild card. He will finish his season in Helsinki and perhaps with an opponent in Sweden.