This past Tuesday, Nuno Borges ended a skid of four straight defeats by winning the Challenger of Segovia. He is the tournament’s top seed and, with a win, will take a decisive step toward his long-awaited debut inside the world’s top 100; if he wins the tournament, he could even break into the top 90.
May’s tennis player defeated Bosnia’s Mirza Basic, a former world top 75 player, 6-3, 6-3, with a solid, safe, and much more convincing performance than in either of his previous two tournaments.
When it came to the service game, Nuno Borges was clearly the more confident player, as he was broken not once but twice in the match’s most crucial moments.
Nuno Borges will face whoever emerges victorious from Alibek Kachmazov vs. Denis Istomin in the fight for the fourth and final quarterfinal spot in the Spanish tournament.