Czech Republic’s Dalibor Svrcina stuns top seed, advances into Round 2 of $15,000 Men’s ITF


On the second day of the primary draw of the $15,000 Men’s ITF Championships, Czech Republic’s Dalibor Svrcina registered the upset of the day as he ousted top seed Sidharth Rawat. The matches, that are organised by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association, had been held on the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts on Wednesday.

The match, which lasted an hour and 28 minutes, noticed Rawat’s easy stride being damaged by the 18-year-old Czech participant, after he pocketed a break level within the fifth recreation of set one. After a tour de pressure 6-4, 6-1 file win, Svrcina secured his place within the spherical of 16 of the tennis championships.

(*2*) stated Svrcina (ATP rank 863).

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Currently teaching beneath Jan Masik on the Tk Agrofert Prostejov, the nationwide tennis membership, Svrcina stated not solely that is his first match in India however can also be his first match of the yr. “We had discussed it between us and this is my first tournament this year after the one I participated in Cairo last November. I did not participate in any tournaments between that period as I was training under a new coach and I wanted to improve my game. Masik was ATP 250 so he has plenty of experience and we work hard on my game,” he stated.

Meanwhile, newly-crowned nationwide champion Arjun Kadhe (ATP rank 713) tackled angsty moments within the second set to get previous nation mate S D Prajwal Dev 6-3, 7-6(3). Sixth seeded Manish Sureshkumar (ATP rank 666), seasoned participant N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (ATP rank 1350) and left handed qualifier Ishaque Eqbal (ATP rank 696) are the three different Indian gamers half of the spherical of 16.

Second seeded Irishman Simon Carr (ATP rank 543), third seeded Briton Aidan Mchugh (ATP rank 544), fourth seeded American Oliver Crawford (ATP rank 576), eighth seeded Zane Khan of USA (ATP rank 643) and Czech Republic participant Dominick Palan (ATP rank 927) had been the opposite gamers to make it to the Round 2 of the Men’s ITF, which can start on Thursday.


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