Nonthaburi (Thailand) – Gabriel Décamps from São Paulo asserted the condition of the number 5 seed against the Thai challenger of Nonthaburi 2 and defeated the guest of the house Kasidit Samrej, currently 616th in the world, in straight sets, with a double 6/4 scored in 1h54 of confrontation.
Qualified for the quarterfinals in the hard floor tournament, the São Paulo will now face Italian Federico Gaio, who overcame Vietnamese Nam Hoang Ly with a double 7/5. It will be the second time they face each other and Décamps got the better of the other match, this year in Bengaluru.
The match was well balanced in the two sets played, with Décamps managing to give more work in the returns. While he had a 70% serve rate, the rival ended up with only 59%. No wonder the Brazilian didn’t suffer a single break and got two in his favor.
In the first set, after losing a break-point in the third game and another in the fifth, the Paulista saved two in the sixth. Then he beat the Thai guest’s serve and then just had to manage the advantage until the end to make it 1-0 and go ahead.
Décamps started the second half by dropping five break-points in the first game. The break that defined the game came in the fifth and was only enough because the Brazilian, currently 286th in the world, saved a break-point in the sequence. He kept the services to the end and sealed the victory.