News11 March 2021
The first quarterfinalists in singles and all the quarterfinalists in doubles became known at the Grand Palace Championship

On Wednesday, March 10, the first quarterfinalists of the international professional tennis tournament Grand Palace Championship Challenger 80 series with a prize fund of $ 52,080 were defined on the courts of Tennis Formula in Lahta.

American Christopher Eubanks defeated Duje Aidukovic of Croatia (6/3, 6/3) and will now play in the quarterfinals against Marius Copil of Romania who defeated Alexei Vatutin of Russia 5/7, 6/3, 6/1. Another quarterfinal pairing will be Jiri Lehechka of the Czech Republic who beat German Rudolf Mollecker 6/2, 6/3, and former St. Petersburg player Dmitry Popko (2), who defeated another representative of Kazakhstan, Denis Evseev, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4. The last match of the first round was also played which saw Belgian player Zizu Bergs defeat Pedje Krstin of Serbia (6/2, 6/1). Bergs faced Pole Casper Zuk for the quarterfinals.

In doubles competition the Dutch duo of Igor Seesling-Glenn Smits 6/1, 3/6, 10-45 defeated the Russian pair of Teymuraz Gabashvili/Alexander Nedovesov of Kazakhstan. Now the Dutchmen will play in the quarterfinals against Konstantin Kravchuk (Russia)-Denis Yevseyev (Kazakhstan). Konstantin and Denis defeated the Bosnian tandem of Mirza Bašić and Australian Garry Burshet 6/1, 6/1.

Meanwhile, Czech duo of Wit Kopriva-Mikael Vrbensky knocked out Uzbekistan duo of Humojun Sultanov-Vazha Uzakov (6/3, 6/1). Now the Czechs will play in the quarterfinals against the number four seeded Dutch pair Jesper de Jong-Sem Verbeek, who outplayed the Russians Daniila Golubev and Evgeny Tyurnev 6/4, 7/6 (4). Russian Evgeny Karlovsky and Croatian Nino Serdarusic defeated Dutch pair Jelle Sels-Tim van Rijthoven 6/1, 6/2. In the quarterfinals, Karlovski and Serdarusic will play against American Nathan Pasha-Max Schnoor at 7/6 (5), 6/4 against the Russian tandem of Alexander Igoshin and Ivan Nedelko.

See the schedule of the game day daily on the tournament’s official website www.formulatx.com (http://gpc.formulatx.com). Also information about the competition will be posted in the social networks of Formula TX (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).

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