The quarterfinalists of the international professional tennis tournament ITF MEN’S WORLD TENNIS TOUR – Grand Palace Cup 2 by Formula TX with the prize fund of 15 000 USD were known on Thursday at the courts of the Tennis Formula in Lahta.
The first seeded from Great Britain Jan Choinski (352) defeated Ukrainian Marat Devyatyarov 6/4, 6/7 (1), 6/1. In the semifinal match Choinschi met a Moldovan Alexander Cozbinov (756) with an easy 6-0, 6/2 win over Russia’s Andrey Chepelev. Third-seeded Evgeny Tyurnev of St. Petersburg was a 6/2, 7/5 defeat for compatriot Petr Bar-Biryukov. Now Tyurnev will play against Patrik Riekl of the Czech Republic (669), who defeated the eighth seeded Ivan Gakhov of Russia.
Meanwhile, Alexander Vasilenko of St. Petersburg left no chance for Vladimir Ivanov of Estonia (6/2, 6/0) and beat Russian Boris Pokotilov (6/3, 6/3) against Slovakian Matich Speck. Czech Martin Krunic forced Russian Artem Dubrivniy to shuffle his racket, 6/4, 1/6, 7/5. Krunic will face Andrei Kuznetsov who defeated the second-seeded Konstantin Kravchuk 4/6, 6/1, 7/6 (6) in three sets.
In the doubles tournament the participants reached the semifinals stage. No. 1 seeded Russians Bogdan Bobrov and Ivan Gakhov 4/6, 2/6 lost to the duo of Savriyan Danilov (Russia)-Daniel Michalski (Poland). In the match for the final, Danilov and Michalski will compete against the third seeded pair of the tournament from Russia – Artem Dubrivenny-Alexey Zakharov who managed to defeat the Russian-Estonian duo of Boris Pokotilov-Vladimir Ivanov 4/6, 6/1, 10-8.
In the semifinals, the Czechs Andrew Paulson and Patrik Rikl defeated the duo of Alexander Igoshin (Russia) and Alexander Prudnikov (Belarus) 6/4, 6/1.
The Czechs will face Italian Luigi Sorrentino and Slovak Matich Speck who beat No. 2 seeds Daniil Golubev and Evgeny Tyurnev of Russia 1/6, 6/4, 10-3.
The matches will start at 10.00 a.m. on the courts of the Tennis Formula (4, building 2, Petrovskaya alley, building 1,2, Lahta).
See the schedule of the game day daily on the official website of the tournament www.formulatx.com (http://gpc.formulatx.com). Also the information about the competitions will be placed in the social networks of Tennis-Hockey Formula (www.instagram.com/formula_tx,vk.com/formulatx,twitter.com/formula_tx,www.facebook.com/FormulaTX) and in the social networks of Tennis Formula TC (www.instagram.com/formulatennisa, vk.com/formulatennisa, www.facebook.com/formulatennisa).