Grand Palace Championship ATP Challenger 50 in Lahta played the matches of the first round of the main draw.
On Tuesday afternoon, March 2, matches of the first round of the main draw of the international professional tennis tournament Grand Palace Championship Challenger 50 Series with a prize fund of $ 36 680 continued at the courts of Tennis Formula in Lahta. Evgeny Tyurnev, a wild card holder, defeated his compatriot Roman Safiullin 7/5, 6/4. His next opponent will be Dutchman Jesper de Jong, who defeated Belarus’ Vladimir Ignatic in three sets (6/4, 4/6, 6/3).
Viktor Durasovic, who plays for Norway, defeated German Rudolf Moleker 7/6 (2), 6/4. Durasovic will now play against Russian qualifier Artem Dubrievny who upset upset Igor Siislning of the Netherlands (3/6, 6/4, 6/3). Russian Andrey Kuznetsov who got out of the qualifiers also distinguished himself. He defeated Croatian Mateja Pekotić 7/6 (0), 6/2 and will now face Bosnian Mirza Basic in the next round.
Meanwhile a young Russian player Pavel Kotov knocked out an experienced Teymuraz Gabashvili (6/4, 6/2) and an Ecuadorian Roberto Quiroz beat Korean Dakha Lee (6/2, 6/2). Quiroz will now face Wit Kopriva of the Czech Republic who defeated wild card holder Ivan Gakhov of Russia 7/5, 1/6, 7/6 (7). And finally Swiss player Dominik Stefan Stricker beat Duja Aidukovic of Croatia 5/7, 6/4, 6/2. Now Stefan will play against No. 2 seeded Sem Ilkel of Turkey who defeated Shuichi Sekiguchi of Japan 6/3, 6/2.
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