News10 March 2021
First-round singles and doubles matches continue at the Grand Palace Championship

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).

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).

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