On Tuesday, March 9, matches of the main draw of the international professional tennis tournament Grand Palace Championship Challenger 80 series with the prize fund of $ 52 080 continued at the courts of Tennis Formula in Lahta.
After making it through the qualifiers, Bosnian Mirza Bashic beat Roman Safiullin of Russia 6/4, 7/6 (7). Basic will now play Spaniard Roberto Ortega-Olmeda, who defeated Ecuador’s Roberto Quiroz (6/3, 6/3). Turkey’s Altug Celikbilek was stronger than Russia’s Teimuraz Gabashvili (6/2, 6/2). His next opponent will be Russian Evgeny Tyurnev, who upset Czech player Vit Kopriva 6/4, 6/2. Romanian Mariusz Kopil beat Czech player Mikael Vrbenski 6/3, 6/1. In the second round, Kopil expects Russian Alexei Vatutin.
Meanwhile Pole Casper Zuk defeated Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6/4, 6/3, and American Jack Sock defeated Turkey’s Sem Ilkel 5/7, 6/4, 6/4. His opponent in the second round will be Russian Pavel Kotov, who knocked out the Dutch player Tim van Rijthoven (6/2, 6/4).
Czech Jiri Lehechka beat Croatian Mateja Pekotić 6/2, 7/6 (4). In the second round Jiri will fight German Rudolf Mollecker. Finally, Kazakhstan’s Denis Yevseyev crushed Uzbek Vazha Uzakov (6/0, 6/0). Now Evseev will play against another player from Kazakhstan, former St. Petersburg player Dmitry Popko.
In doubles competition Dmitry Popko (Kazakhstan)-Alexey Vatutin (Russia) beat Jamie Cherretani (USA)-Adil Shamasdin (Canada) 7/6 (6), 6/4. The tandem of Arjun Kadhe (India)- Skander Mansouri (Tunisia) with a score of 6/2, 6/2 beat Benjamin Lok (Zimbabwe)-Mark Verwoort (Netherlands).
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