Turkey’s Altug Celikbilek defeated Uzbekistan’s Humoyun Sultanov 6/4, 6/1. No. 6 seed Alexey Vatutin of Russia defeated Nino Serdarusic of Croatia 6/4, 3/6, 6/0, while Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina knocked out No. 8 seed Evgeny Karlovsky of Russia 6/0, 6/4.
This is probably the first time such a high-profile Challenger tournament is held in Russia. Mirza Bašić was the 74th-ranked player in the world and has an ATP singles title under his belt, and in 2017 the Bosnian reached the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow. Other participants in the tournament in Lakhta include former world No. 43 Teymuraz Gabashvili, who repeatedly defended the colors of the Russian national team in the Davis Cup, as well as former world No. 39 Matthew Abden of Australia, a finalist of the Australian Open-2021 in mixed doubles.
All details about the ATP Challenger 50 Grand Palace Championship by Formula TX will be posted on the official website http://gpc.formulatx.com, as well as in the social networks of Formula TX and in the social networks of tennis club “Formula Tennisa” (www.instagram.com/formula_tx, vk.com/formulatx, twitter.com/formula_tx, www.facebook.com/FormulaTX), ТК «Formula Tennisa» (www.instagram.com/formulatennisa, vk.com/formulatennisa, www.facebook.com/formulatennisa).