He has won 6-3 and 6-0 and will face Romanian, former World No. 1 and two Grand Slam winners this Saturday.

Badosa, in action against Kudermetova.
Badosa, in action against Kudermetova.Manuel FernandezAP

In his first match as the world number two, he rose to the rank last week after reaching the WTA 500 semifinals in Stuttgart. Pala Badosa There was no problem to kill Veronica Kudarmetova. He won 6-3, 6-0 in one hour and three minutes.

Lost in the semifinals against the Spaniards Ashley Bertie In 2021, Fresh won his first title in Belgrade. If it launches, it is now fully integrated, after completing a remarkable course last year, where it won the WTA 1000 at Indian Wells, finished fourth at Roland Garros and reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals, and started the season with it. A degree in Sydney.

This Mutua Madrid Open field holds a strong passion for Badosa, who will enter tomorrow Simona Halep, Former World No. 1 and two Grand Slam titles. “I like to play against opponents that way, even though I would have liked it to be later Halep I have seen him play Grand Slam many times. I love the way he plays. It’s aggressive and tough. I have always found him an example and playing against him will be a challenge, “he said.

This will be his first encounter with Romanian, who left the club last August, the first time in seven years, after being sidelined for three months following an injury. Top ten Halep, the 22nd-ranked 30-year-old two-time Madrid champion, admitted in front of the media on Wednesday that he had considered withdrawing from a number of events, but that his inclusion in the academy was a matter of concern. Patrick Moratoglo It has restored the illusion of competition.

He said goodbye to the tournament on Thursday Arina Sabalenka, A recent finalist in Stuttgart. Belarusian, could not defend the title Amanda Anisimova: 6-2, 3-6 and 6-4.

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