Score, report, and key facts
Donskoy started the set in the best possible way after breaking Viola in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 5-0. Nonetheless, that was not enough for Evgeny to win the set since the Italian managed to break back in the 6th (1-5) game.
The Russian failed to serve out the set when leading 5-0 to be broken at 30.
A crucial moment of the match was when the Russian won 5 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 5-0.
Donskoy had a running start at the beginning of the set after breaking Viola in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. Evgeny extended his lead after breaking the Italian in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before winning the set.
A crucial moment of the match was when Donskoy won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.
At the end of the match, the Russian scored 63 points vs. the Italian’s 41 points.
Evgeny served exceptionally well to win 81% of the points (21/26) behind his first serve. Anyhow he won only 38% points (6/16) on his second serve. The Russian didn’t lose the focus when converting 67% of the break points that he conquered (6/9). On the other side, Viola wasn’t that great in converting his break points since he converted only 33% of his break points (1/3). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this contest, the head to head between Donskoy and Viola is 2-1 for Evgeny.
Next Match: Evgeny Donskoy vs. Daniil Medvedev – stats
Donskoy will take on Medvedev in the 2nd round.
The last time that they squared off, Medvedev won 7-5 6-4 6-2 in the 1st round in New York back in 2018.
Tennis Scores in St. Petersburg
- Joao SousaSousa – Jozef KovalikKovalik (6-2 6-3) – See score progression
- Marton FucsovicsFucsovics – Alexey VatutinVatutin (7-5 6-1) – See score progression
- Casper RuudRuud – Alexander BublikBublik (6-73 6-4 6-2) – See score progression
- Salvatore CarusoCaruso – Thomas FabbianoFabbiano (2-6 6-3 6-3) – See score progression
- Evgeny DonskoyDonskoy – Matteo ViolaViola (6-2 6-1) – See score progression
- Andrey RublevRublev – Ilya IvashkaIvashka (4-6 6-0 6-4) – See score progression
- Damir DzumhurDzumhur – Janko TipsarevicTipsarevic (7-5 3-6 3-1 ret.) – See score progression
- Richard BerankisBerankis – Dudi SelaSela (6-3 6-0) – See score progression
- Roberto Carballes BaenaCarballes Baena – Martin KlizanKlizan (6-2 7-5) – See score progression
- Egor GerasimovGerasimov – Lukas RosolRosol (7-5 6-2) – See score progression
- Adrian MannarinoMannarino – Stefano TravagliaTravaglia (7-5 6-2) – See score progression
- Mikhail KukushkinKukushkin – Jannik SinnerSinner (6-3 7-64) – See score progression
- Richard BerankisBerankis – Andrey RublevRublev (0-0) – See H2H details
- Joao SousaSousa – Karen KhachanovKhachanov (0-1) – See H2H details
- Daniil MedvedevMedvedev – Evgeny DonskoyDonskoy (1-0) – See H2H details
- Matteo BerrettiniBerrettini – Roberto Carballes BaenaCarballes Baena (0-0) – See H2H details
- Casper RuudRuud – Salvatore CarusoCaruso (0-0) – See H2H details