The match lasted 2 hours and 18 minutes. The 16th number of the ATP rating, 32-year-old Gael, took an opponent four times, made 11 aces and six double faults. 26-year-old Denis, who occupies the 84th position in the world classification, made five breaks and four aces, having made a mistake four times when serving. Previously, the players did not meet each other.
In the quarterfinal of the Mercedes Cup competition, Kudla will face off with either the Italian Matteo Berrettini or the Russian Karen Khachanov.
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