02 May - 12:17

Stars collision

The match of the day will put face to face the defending champion João Sousa and the wild card and fourth seed David Goffin, who will be making his debut at Millennium Estoril Open

This will be the sixth meeting between two players that know each other well: the belgian player won the first four, including the only one in clay courts (in Gstaad), but Sousa had the last laugh with a 6-0 and 6-1 win. 

In the opening round, last Tuesday, Sousa downed Alexei Popyrin after three sets, while Goffin benefited from his fourth seed status to proceed directly to the next round. 

The luso-belgian duel takes place right after an interesting match between lucky losers Pablo Cuevas and Fillipo Baldi. Cuevas took out Salvatore Caruso, getting his revenge after being defeated by the italian in the qualifying. Filippo Baldi, in turn, will be occupying the spot freed by Fabio Fognini, who withdrew due to a leg injury. 

Today's night session will bring us a match between the oldest player in ATP singles tour Malek Jaziri and Leonardo Mayer (whom went out from the doubles variant where he was playing alongside João Sousa). The round is to end with the encounter between north american Frances Tiafoe, 2018 runner-up, and the japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, the only left-handed of the singles draw.

There's a lot of action to enjoy at Clube de Ténis do Estoril, with a round that will establish the last players to access this friday's quarter-finals. 

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