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ATP Challenger: Entry Lists For Canberra, Columbus, Da Nang LIVE

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In the second week of the season, three tournaments in three different continents will be played on the Challenger Tour.

 

Canberra (Australia), Columbus (USA) and Da Nang (Vietnam) will be “Challenger 80” events, with large main draws and only one round of qualifying, following to the 2019 reform. Roberto Carballes Baena, Marcel Granollers and Illya Marchenko headline the entry lists.

 

Canberra (AUS, Hard), entry list:
73 Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
86 Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
89 Vesely, Jiri (CZE)
OUT Darcis, Steve (BEL)
91 Ivashka, Ilya (BLR)
167 Polmans, Marc (AUS)
OUT Giustino, Lorenzo (ITA)
OUT Brown, Dustin (GER)
OUT Clezar, Guilherme (BRA)
235 Duckworth, James (AUS)
OUT Kwon, Soonwoo (KOR)
275 Chung, Yunseong (KOR)
276 Benchetrit, Elliot (FRA)
278 Li, Zhe (CHN)
OUT Banes, Maverick (AUS)
303 Brkic, Tomislav (BIH)
308 Wu, Di (CHN)
310 Lamasine, Tristan (FRA)
OUT Altamirano, Collin (USA)
329 Smith, Roy (AUS)
332 Olivo, Renzo (ARG)
334 Wang, Tak Khunn (FRA)
OUT Gojo, Borna (CRO)
342 Grenier, Hugo (FRA)
344 Harris, Andrew (AUS)
346 Barrios Vera, Marcelo Tomas (CHI)
347 Kelly, Dayne (AUS)
OUT Vukic, Aleksandar (AUS)
OUT Ellis, Blake (AUS)
355 Xia, Zihao (CHN)
OUT Saville, Luke (AUS)
372 Huesler, Marc-Andrea (SUI)
OUT Caruana, Liam (ITA)
404 Lo, Chien-hsun (TPE)
409 Klein, Brydan (GBR)
412 Grills, Jacob (AUS)
ITF20 Zhurbin, Alexander (RUS)
ITF59 Doumbia, Sadio (FRA)
OUT Lock, Benjamin (ZIM)
OUT Niklas-Salminen, Patrik (FIN)
ITF130 Sinclair, Colin (NMI)
ITF146 Bortolotti, Marco (ITA)
WC Frawley, James (AUS)
WC Addison, Aaron (AUS)
WC Mousley, Bradley (AUS)
WC Evans, Tom (AUS)
WC Bosancic, Thomas (AUS)
Qualifying:
(Alternate)
(Alternate)
(Alternate)
OUT Tseng, Chun Hsin (TPE)
OUT Beale, Jeremy (AUS)
OUT Giner, Marc (ESP)
WC Vuradin, Lucas (AUS)
Alternates (ITF):
OUT Pla Malfeito, Jaume (ESP) ITF211
OUT Look, Michael (AUS) ITF228
OUT Fancutt, Thomas (AUS) ITF271
OUT Rochette, Laurent (FRA) ITF297
Alt Chazal, Maxime (FRA) ITF303
OUT Orlov, Vladyslav (UKR) ITF401
OUT Purcell, Rhett (NZL) ITF538
Alt Romios, Matthew Christopher (AUS) ITF575
Alt Verbeek, Sem (NED) ITF610
1. Okamura, Issei (JPN) ITF611
2. Shropshire, Samuel (USA) ITF638
3. Addison, Aaron (AUS) ITF786
4. Frawley, James (AUS) ITF818
Alternates (ATP):
IN Blancaneaux, Geoffrey (FRA) 421
IN Simon, Tobias (GER) 427
OUT Nielsen, Frederik (DEN) 434
OUT Kypson, Patrick (USA) 453
IN
Bourchier, Harry (AUS) 464

IN O’Connell, Christopher (AUS) PR470
IN Tseng, Chun Hsin (TPE) 486
IN Fancutt, Thomas (AUS) 495
OUT Krainik, Pavel (CAN) 496
IN Nys, Hugo (FRA) 511
IN He, Yecong (CHN) 527
IN Gao, Xin (CHN) 560
OUT Kirkin, Ergi (TUR) 568
IN Gille, Sander (BEL) 576
OUT Rochette, Laurent (FRA) 586
OUT Trusendi, Walter (ITA) 624
IN Giner, Marc (ESP) 628
IN Look, Michael (AUS) 663
OUT Pla Malfeito (ESP) 664

 

 

 

Columbus (USA, Hard Indoor), entry list:
OUT Marchenko, Illya (UKR)
OUT Galan, Daniel Elahi (COL)
243 De Bakker, Thiemo (NED)
244 Peliwo, Filip (CAN)
248 Gombos, Norbert (SVK)
251 Ignatik, Uladzimir (BLR)
OUT Cid Subervi, Roberto (DOM)
254 Giraldo, Santiago (COL)
OUT Aragone, JC (USA)
257 Zapata Miralles, Bernabe (ESP)
258 Novikov, Dennis (USA)
262 Bonzi, Benjamin (FRA)
263 King, Kevin (USA)
264 Elias, Gastao (POR)
265 Serdarusic, Nino (CRO)
266 Bourgue, Mathias (FRA)
268 Hernandez-Fernandez, Jose (DOM)
270 Tatlot, Johan (FRA)
271 Mager, Gianluca (ITA)
272 Vilella Martinez, Mario (ESP)
273 Ojeda Lara, Ricardo (ESP)
274 Broady, Liam (GBR)
280 Coria, Federico (ARG)
282 Oliveira, Goncalo (POR)
283 Uchida, Kaichi (JPN)
284 Taberner, Carlos (ESP)
285 Couacaud, Enzo (FRA)
286 Miedler, Lucas (AUT)
287 King, Evan (USA)
288 Grigelis, Laurynas (LTU)
293 Choinski, Jan (GER)
294 Safranek, Vaclav (CZE)
295 Griekspoor, Scott (NED)
300 Pavic, Ante (CRO)
301 Collarini, Andrea (ARG)
OUT Setkic, Aldin (BIH)
OUT Wu, Yibing (CHN)
OUT Heller, Peter (GER)
ITF11 Reboul, Fabien (FRA)
ITF14 Souza, Joao (BRA)
ITF23 Jomby, Tom (FRA)
ITF25 Sels, Jelle (NED)
(WC)
(WC)
(WC)
(WC)
(WC)
Qualifying:
OUT Sels, Jelle (NED)
ITF30 Menezes, Joao (BRA)
ITF36 Brouwer, Gijs (NED)
(WC)
Alternates (ITF):
Mertens, Yannick (BEL) ITF53
OUT Ortega Olmedo, Roberto (ESP) ITF54
OUT Gomez, Emilio (ECU) ITF64
OUT Guinard, Manuel (FRA) ITF90
OUT Hoyt, Evan (USA) ITF98
1. Cressy, Maxime (USA) ITF100
2. Bangoura, Sekou (USA) ITF113
OUT Petit, Gabriel (FRA) ITF127
OUT Glasspool, Lloyd (GBR) ITF135
3. Kocevar-Desman, Tom (SLO) ITF186
Alternates (ATP):
IN Giron, Marcos (USA) 309
IN Gonzalez, Alejandro (COL) 313
IN Blanch, Ulyses (USA) 314
IN Kozlov, Stefan (USA) 317
IN Ortega-Olmedo, Roberto (ESP) 320
IN Millot, Vincent (FRA) 322
1. Torpegaard, Mikael (DEN) 331

 

 

Da Nang (VIE, Hard), entry list:
96 Granollers, Marcel (ESP)
OUT Bhambri, Yuki (IND)
OUT Myneni, Saketh (IND)
292 Viola, Matteo (ITA)
296 Mukund, Sasi Kumar (IND)
297 Kwiatkowski, Thai-Son (USA)
299 Yang, Tsung-Hua (TPE)
OUT Sarkissian, Alexander (USA)
OUT Valkusz, Mate (HUN)
321 Song, Evan (USA)
324 Fanselow, Sebastian (GER)
327 Takahashi, Yusuke (JPN)
OUT Safiullin, Roman (RUS)
338 Tokuda, Renta (JPN)
339 Piros, Zsombor (HUN)
340 Nagal, Sumit (IND)
343 Muller, Alexandre (FRA)
354 Boluda-Purkiss, Carlos (ESP)
356 Escoffier, Antoine (FRA)
359 Ochi, Makoto (JPN)
360 Yevseyev, Denis (KAZ)
366 Wu, Tung-Lin (TPE)
367 Nam, Ji Sung (KOR)
369 Gabashvili, Teymuraz (RUS)
371 Altmaier, Daniel (GER)
376 Hassan, Benjamin (GER)
OUT Sakamoto, Pedro (BRA)
380 Jahn, Jeremy (GER)
383 Bega, Alessandro (ITA)
385 Durasovic, Viktor (NOR)
391 Bai, Yan (CHN)
393 Kadhe, Arjun (IND)
396 Lenz, Julian (GER)
397 Sekiguchi, Shuichi (JPN)
402 Balaji, N. Sriram (IND)
408 Hossam, Youssef (EGY)
ITF16 Bonadio, Riccardo (ITA)
OUT Tiurnev, Evgenii (RUS)
ITF33 Samper-Montana, Jordi (ESP)
ITF38 Kim, Cheong-Eui (KOR)
ITF39 Shimizu, Yuta (JPN)
WC Ratiwatana, Sonchat (THA)
WC Vujic, Stefan (AUS)
WC Trinh, Linh Giang (THA)
WC Hazawa, Shinji (JPN)
WC Nguyen, Daniel (USA)
Qualifying:
(Alternate)
(Alternate)
(Alternate)
OUT Shimizu, Yuta (JPN)
OUT Kravchuk, Konstantin (RUS)
OUT Denolly, Corentin (FRA)
(WC)
Alternates (ITF):
OUT Mertens, Yannick (BEL) ITF53
OUT Rinderknech, Arthur (FRA) ITF83
OUT Ly, Nam Hoang (VIE) ITF96
OUT Dougaz, Aziz (TUN) ITF103
OUT Imai, Shintaro (JPN) ITF104
OUT Furness, Evan (FRA) ITF122
1. Celikbilek, Altug (TUR) ITF132
2. Niki, Takuto (JPN) ITF178
Alternates (ATP):
IN Granollers, Gerard (ESP) 415
IN Avidzba, Alen (RUS) 416
IN Trongcharoenchaikul, Wishaya (THA) 420
OUT Blancaneaux, Geoffrey (FRA) 421
IN Rinderknech, Arthur (FRA) 423
OUT Simon, Tobias (GER) 427
IN Denolly, Corentin (FRA) 428
IN Rawat, Sidhart (IND) 433
IN Ly, Nam Hoang (VIE) 436

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Dominic Thiem To Return At Marbella Challenger, Joins Wawrinka In Stacked Field

Dominic Thiem will be joining Stan Wawrinka in making his return to action at the Marbella challenger next week.

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Dominic Thiem will finally make his return to the ATP tour at the Marbella challenger next week.

 

The Austrian hasn’t played a tennis match since retiring at the grass court event in Mallorca last June due to a wrist injury.

Despite being scheduled to play at the Australian Open and at the Indian Wells-Miami swing, Thiem had to postpone his return as he wasn’t quite ready to compete in matches.

However now Thiem has decided to return as he will begin his clay court swing next week at the Marbella Challenger.

The former Roland Garros finalist took to Instagram to announce the news as he looks to climb back up the rankings.

The world number 50 will face tough competition with former Roland Garros champion Stan Wawrinka also making his comeback at the event in Spain next week.

At the blockbuster event there will also be the likes of Holger Rune, Pablo Cuevas, Jaume Munar and Lucas Pouille competing.

The winner of the event will receive 125 ranking points but much more importantly for Thiem and Wawrinka much needed match practice ahead of a busy European clay-court swing.

Thiem will be the top seed while Wawrinka will be unseeded with their being a possibility of the two heavyweights meeting in the opening round.

Play will start on Monday with Jaume Munar being the defending champion.

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Roberto Bautista Agut reaches his second career final in Doha

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Roberto Bautista Agut reached the second final of his career at the Qatar Exxon Mobil with a 6-3 6-3 win over defending champion Andrey Rublev. 

 

Bautista Agut broke serve in the fourth game with a forehand winner to open up a 3-1 lead and held on his next service games to close out the first set 6-3 after 29 minutes. 

The Spaniard started the second set with an early break. Rublev broke straight back in the second game and won his next two service games to take a 3-2 lead. Bautista Agut saved two break points to hold serve before getting two consecutive breaks to claim the second set 6-3. 

Rublev was playing his first match this week after two walkovers. The Russian player claimed the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last week. 

“It was very difficult to play tennis today, with the windy conditions, but I put a lot of pressure on his second serve and played really good tennis. I played a long match yesterday against Dominic Thiem, but I felt fresh and I had a lot of power on the court. This is one of my favourite tournaments. I played one of my best matches here in Qatar two years ago, and I hope I can win one more match tomorrow”, said Bautista Agut.

Bautista Agut set up a final against Nikoloz Basilashvili, who beat Taylor Fritz 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. 

Basilashvili, who beat Roger Federer in the quarter final, rallied from one break down to win the tie-break of the first set 7-3. The Georgian player broke twice in the second and sixth games to close out the second set 6-1.  “To reach the final means a lot. I am playing well and I am relaxed. It’s great to play in front of a crowd and a nice atmosphere”, said Basilshvili. 

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Andy Murray defeated in the final of the Biella Challenger

The former world number was runner-up to the Ukrainian Ilya Marchenko. Both will feature in next week’s event in the same location

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Andy Murray - ATP Challenger Biella 2021 (Credit: Felice Calabrò)

Andy Murray suffered a surprising defeat in the final of this week’s tournament in Biella. Playing his second Challenger event in 16 years (the other one occurred in Mallorca in 2019 when, limping on a battered hip, he lost against Matteo Viola in the eighth of finals). Before today’s runner-up finish, he had played twice against his opponent, Illya Marchenko from Ukraine (N.212 in the ATP Rankings), both times at the Australian Open, in 2011 and 2017 respectively, winning both times.

 

But it was the Ukrainian who got off to a flying start, while the Scotsman looked a bit cumbersome and immediately lost his serve, giving a nice boost of confidence to his opponent, who broke his serve once more in the fifth game, taking a 4-1 lead. Murray couldn’t control his changes of pace, while Marchenko was pretty much spotless. The 6-2 score in his favour was the logical consequence, as confirmed by the numbers, which saw him win 83% of points on his first serve (against a meagre 53% for Murray), with no break points allowed.

In the first game of the second set, Marchenko immediately leapt ahead, breaking the Brit’s serve and even earning a chance for a 3-0 lead. Murray managed to stay close and started to play in a more conservative way, with great humility, in an attempt to reduce the number of unforced errors. Murray saved a match point at 3-5 with his second serve, exploiting Marchenko’s clumsiness with the backhand, but couldn’t do the same on the return, conceding defeat at the third match point. must defend with the second. Luckily for him, Marchenko is a bit clumsy in his preparation steps and puts up a not particularly difficult backhand. The former world number one will try to exact revenge in the same location starting tomorrow, as a Challenger 125 will take place once more in Biella, with players like Lorenzo Musetti (the seventh seed), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ATP N.54) and Sebastian Korda (N.88).

Report by Massimo Gaiba; edited by Tommaso Villa

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