UTS2 LIVE : Follow All the Action from Day 2 of UTS2

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Live the matches of the first day of the second edition of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown. On the program: Grigor Dimitrov v Feliciano Lopez, Richard Gasquet - Alexei Popyrin, Benoit Paire - Fernando Verdasco. Brown defeated Moutet during the day session.

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El Fuego  Fernando Verdasco El Fuego Fernando Verdasco 3 17 20 15 12 -
The Rebel  Benoit Paire The Rebel Benoit Paire 1 13 11 14 20 -
  • 00h51
    UPDATED UTS2 STANDINGS after two days of play.

    It's all to play for in Group B, with a four-way tie for first. Richard Gasquet and Feliciano Lopez, meanwhile, have taken command of Group A.

  • 00h04
    VERDASCO WINS 17-13, 20-11, 15-14, 12-20

    So there is a four-way tie for first place after Verdasco gets his first UTS win.
  • 00h01
    HOT SHOT - Verdasco forehand (which Benoit Paire appreciates)

  • 23h57
    Quarter 4: Tied 9-9

    With a four-way tie in place after the weekend, number of sets won and games won will take high importance. So this quarter matters to both players if they want to reach the final four.
  • 23h47
    VERDASCO WINS QUARTER 3 15-14

    And the Spaniard clinches his first #UTS win and there will be a four-way tie for first place after the weekend.
  • 23h44
    Hot Shot (NOT)

    Net Cord Ace for Benoit Paire - No lets at #UTS2, what do you think of the rule?

  • 23h39
    Quarter 3: Verdasco leads 7-4

    It's been a really solid performance by Fernando Verdasco today. And he's threatening to put this match awaw without any drama.
  • 23h31
    VERDASCO WINS QUARTER 2 20-11

    It may have all come down to that missed volley by Paire at 11-13, because once that happened it all fell apart.

    "We were super equal until the last three minutes more or less," said Verdasco.
  • 23h28
    Quarter 2: Verdasco leads 14-11

    With less than two minutes left Paire has the cards in his favor. He goes for Winners x 3... let's see what he can do.

    Noooooo Paire had an easy volley to take the lead but pushed it just wide!
  • 23h22
    Quarter 2: Paire leads 8-6

    After smashing a backhand return winner it is the Rebel who takes the lead at the 5:00 mark in quarter two. Can he hang on?
  • 23h16
    VERDASCO WINS QUARTER 1 17-13

    Paire had the slimmest of chances at the buzzer. He was serving with :08 left and using his "next point counts 2" card. But Verdasco stayed calm and won the point to expand his lead as time expired.

    Nevertheless it was a good job by Paire to close the gap and make a quarter of it.
  • 23h14
    Quarter 1: Verdasco leads 11-8

    Paire nearly had the quarter tied up but Verdasco scores a two-pointer to lead by three with 3:50 left in the quarter. And El Fuego is stealing serve next.
  • 23h10
    UPDATE: Paire's Hair

  • 23h07
    Quarter 1: Verdasco leads 6-0

    Exactly the start El Fuego wanted. Not exactly the start that Benoit Paire wanted.
  • 22h46
    RICHARD GASQUET WINS 15-13, 19-9, 12-16, 13-10

    And gasquet finishes the weekend in first place for Group A.
  • 22h42
    Quarter 4: Gasquet leads 11-10

    Under a minute to go and the Frenchman has two serves.
  • 22h40
    Quarter 4: Gasquet leads 8-7

    Change of fortune as Popyrin loses both points with his "next point counts 2" card and Gasquet wins one of his two with the same card. About three mins to go.
  • 22h38
    Quarter 4: Popyrin leads 6-4

    5:50 left and Popyrin is out in front thanks to a double-fault on the last point. Now the Sniper is going for the cards.
  • 22h30
    POPYRIN WINS QUARTER 3 16-12

    The Sniper stops Gasquet's six quarter winning streak with a very solid performance and he's still alive in this contest. Can he force sudden death now?

  • 22h25
    Quarter 3: Poyprin leads 13-9

    Gasquet uses his "next point counts 2" card and comes up empty.

    Popyrin takes a crack at it and aces on his first point before winning the next.
  • 22h23
    Quarter 3: Tied 6-6

    Three on the trot from Popyrin, including a dazzling point to level at 6-all in which he had to fend for his life against Gasquet's groundies.

    A much-needed coaching timeout for the Aussie ensues.
  • 22h21
    Quarter 3: Gasquet leads 6-4

    Gasquet presses ahead but Popyrin strikes a forehand winner to pull within two points -- and now he's serving.

  • 22h15
    GASQUET WINS QUARTER 2 19-9

    Just relentless tennis from the Virtuoso, as Gasquet pounds Popyrin into submission in the second quarter. It's six quarters on the trot this weekend.

  • 22h10
    Quarter 2: Gasquet expands 14-6

    The Virtuoso wins a marathon point with his "next point counts 2" card and his coach Julien Assiagne calls for a timeout. When he returns Gasquet makes it 14-6. Surely there's no way back for the Aussie with 2:10 left.
  • 22h09
    Quarter 2: Gasquet leads 10-6.

    It looks like the Sniper's hard work in quarter one has left him a bit gassed. Gasquet quickly to the front in the second stanza.
  • 22h00
    GASQUET TAKES QUARTER 1 OVER POPYRIN 15-13

    It was a close quarter and The Sniper will be disappointed that he has nothing to show for it. The Aussie had a chance to level up at 13-all but Gasquet used his backhand to wear him down and expand his lead with under a minute to go.

    From there he cruised to make it five quarters up and five quarters down at UTS2.
  • 21h55
    Quarter 1: Gasquet leads 13-10

    The Frenchman edges in front and he's about to use his "Winners x 3" card. He does so, getting just one point from each point.
  • 21h51
    Quarter 1: Popyrin leads 9-7

    What do we have here? The Sniper uses his "next point counts 2" card to win four straight and take the lead.
  • 21h30
    FELICIANO LOPEZ WINS IN SUDDEN DEATH!

    17-9, 14-15, 12-16, 16-12, 2-0

    El Torero needs just one match point and when he gets it Dimitrov double-fault. The loss for Dimitrov means that the Bulgarian can no longer qualify for the semi-finals at UTS2.

    Lopez, meanwhile, ends the weekend at 2-0.
  • 21h28
    LOPEZ WINS QUARTER 4 16-12

    And we are off to sudden death...

  • 21h25
    HOT SHOT: DIMITROV RETURN

  • 21h22
    Quarter 4: Lopez leads 12-9

    Back to back doubles for Dimitrov and Lopez is in the driver's set.
  • 21h20
    Quarter 4: Lopez leads 5-3

    Dimitrov ekes out his second point on serve to keep it close. He needed that.
  • 21h12
    DIMITROV WINS QUARTER 3 16-12

    Well played by Dimitrov, who looks like a UTS expert now after taking two quarters on the trot.
  • 21h10
    Quarter 3: Dimitrov Leads 13-9

    The Bulgarian is in charge now after using his "next point counts 2" card to lead by 12-9 and splitting the next two points on Lopez's serve.

    Just over one minute left in the quarter.
  • 21h06
    Quarter 3: Dimitrov leads 6-5

    Lopez is out of cards and behind by a point, but he is serving next with over 6 minutes left.
  • 21h02
    HOT SHOT: Dimitrov dazzling return

    Clearly Dimitrov is starting to find his form at UTS2...



  • 21h00
    QUARTER 2: DIMITROV WINS IT 15-14

    The Bulgarian stole that one late with some clutch play and we are locked in at a quarter apiece.
  • 20h57
    Quarter 2: Lopez leads 14-13

    It's Lopez to serve after Dimitrov scores a two-pointer to draw closer with less than a minute left.
  • 20h52
    Quarter 2: Tied 10-10

    Once again the Spaniard earns four points from his "Next point Counts 2" card and though Dimitrov counters with his "Winners count 3" card, the Bulgarian is only able to score one point each.
  • 20h50
    Quarter 2: Dimitrov leads 5-3

    The Bulgarian takes two straight on his serve to lead early in Q2. No cards in play just yet.
  • 20h48
    From the Headset: What made Feliciano Lopez so good in that first quarter?

    The siesta!

  • 20h42
    QUARTER 1: LOPEZ WINS 18-9

    Dimitrov never quite could crawl back into it and it is Lopez who pulls away with a seven-point margin.
  • 20h40
    Quarter 1: Lopez leads 13-7

    Dimitrov was inching closer, but the Spaniard steals serve and takes two straight points to lead by six with just over two minutes left.
  • 20h38
    Quarter 1: Lopez Leads 10-4

    Lopez uses his "Next Point X 2" card for a quick four points and stretches his lead to 10-4 with just under 5:00 to go. Has Grigor gotten his wake-up call yet?
  • 19h04
    DUSTIN BROWN WINS IN SUDDEN DEATH!

    18-12, 13-17, 13-14. 19-9, 3-1

    The German produces a miracle dive to finish off the contest in sudden death...

  • 18h57
    QUARTER 4: DUSTIN BROWN TAKES IT 19-9

    And now we buckle up for sudden death.
  • 18h53
    Quarter 4: Brown leads 14-8

    And sudden death is coming as Brown takes a 14-8 lead and calls a coaching timeout with 2:01 left...
  • 18h49
    Quarter 4: Brown Leads 8-5

    The German is angling for sudden death.

    Meanwhile, Corentin Moutet has hops...

  • 18h42
    QUARTER 3: MOUTET WINS 14-13

    It was close the whole way but Moutet once again was able to finagle the crucial points.
  • 18h40
    Quarter 3: Moutet leads 13-11

    Brown was serving but Moutet stole two points magnificently to lead by two with :30 left on the clock.
  • 18h39
    Quarter 3: Moutet leads 9-8

    Moutet uses the "Next Point Counts 2" card to take a slim lead but he's not quite happy with his play.

    Now it's Brown's turn to use the card so stay tuned.
  • 18h29
    CORENTIN MOUTET WINS QUARTER 2 17-13

    It was a tense quarter but Moutet delivered in the clutch to break it open late. A very strong response from the Tornado. And we are even at a quarter apiece.
  • 18h27
    Quarter 2: Moutet leads 15-11

    The Tornado uses the "Steal Serve" card at 13-11 and it pays off as he stretches the lead to four points with one minute to go in the quarter.
  • 18h22
    Quarter Two: Tied 9-9

    Moutet uses his "Each Point Counts 2" card to level at 9-all and Brown goes for a coaching timeout with just under four minutes to go in the stanza.

    Where do we go from here?
  • 18h21
    Quarter 2: Brown leads 9-7

    Moutet had a 7-3 lead but Brown used the "Points Count two" card to level at 7-7 and then stole serve to lead 9-7. Crafty use of the cards and Moutet is looking frustrated again.
  • 18h17
    DUSTIN BROWN TAKES THE FIRST QUARTER 18-12

    It was an even start to things, but Brown really dialed up his shotmaking to take this quarter with ease. He seemed to get in a zone out there.
  • 18h17
    It seems Corentin Moutet has a good plan for Quarter 2 v Dustin Brown.

    What's he going to do? Slap him!

  • 18h10
    Quarter 1: Brown leads 14-9

    Brown has taken over this quarter with a stream of elevated shotmaking. Just over two minutes left to go...
  • 18h06
    Quarter 1: Moutet leads 6-5

    Brown uses his "Next Point Counts 3" card while serving at 3-5 and gets one of the two points. He now trails 6-5.
  • 18h00
    And away we go - it's The Tornado Corentin Moutet and The Artist Dustin Brown, ready to rumble on Day 2 of UTS2...
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