On Wednesday, February 10, matches of the first round of the main draw of the international professional tennis tournament ITF MEN`S WORLD TENNIS TOUR – Grand Palace Cup 2 by Formula TX with the prize pool of 15 000 USD ended at the courts of Tennis Formula in Lahta.
The first seed from Germany Jan Choinski (352) defeated his compatriot A. Wolfschmidt 6/3, 6/2. Marat Devyatyarov (651) from Ukraine unexpectedly defeated the winner of the previous Grand Palace Cup tournament Alibek Kachmazov from Russia 6/2, 6/4. Russian tennis player Andrey Chepelev (679) was defeated by American qualifier Alexander Catanzariti 6/0 in 6/4, 6/0, and Moldovan Alexander Cozbinov overcame Pole Daniel Michalski in three sets – 3/6, 6/1 6/1.
Estonia’s Vladimir Ivanov easily overcame Italian Andrea Guerrieri (6/4, 6/2), and Slovakian qualifier Martin Spek could beat much higher-ranked Russian Alexei Zakharov (424) 4/6, 6/1, 6/3. Meanwhile No. 5 seeded Russian Artem Dubrilevnyi (432) defeated his compatriot Maxim Ratniuk (755). The score was 6/2, 6/3 in favor of Dubrivniy. Finally Russian Andrey Kuznetsov (521) beat Belarusian Alexander Prudnikov 6/3, 7/5.
In the doubles tournament the No.1 seeded Russians Bogdan Bobrov and Ivan Gakhov defeated the wild card holders Alexey Abazov and Alexander Vasilenko 6/4, 6/3. Alexander Igoshin (Russia) and Alexander Prudnikov (Belarus) crushed the Russian pair of Renat Sabakhutdinov-Vasily Sulima – 6/0, 6/1. Luigi Sorrentino (Italy)-Matic Speck (Slovakia) beat wild card winners Petr Bar-Biryukov of Russia and Leonid Sheingesicht of Bulgaria 6/4, 6/4. The No. 2 seeded pair of Daniil Golubev-Evgeny Tyurnev crushed the duo of Andrey Chepelev-Egor Noskin (6/3, 7/5).
The matches will start at 10.00 a.m. on the courts of the Tennis Formula Tennis Tennis Complex (Lahta, Petrovskaya Alley, 4, building 2, structure 1,2).
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 posted 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).