Slovak tennis player Alex Molčan advanced to the singles quarterfinals at the Peugeot Slovak Open challenger in Bratislava.
In Thursday’s match of the 2nd round, he managed with the German Tobias Kamek in two sets 6: 2 and 6: 2. The fifth player to compete in the semifinals against Damir Dzumhur, who eliminated Norberat Gombos in the first round of the tournament.
The three-time winner of the Slovak Open, Lukáš Lacko, was not enough for the Hungarian Zsombor Piros in the 2nd round, he lost to him in two sets 4: 6 and 2: 6.
In the first set, Molčan got a 4: 1 lead after the break in the fourth game and took the service from his opponent in the eighth game, when he used the second set.
The almost identical scenario was repeated in the second act. The 23-year-old Slovak dominated the court and again broke the Germans twice, thus securing the elite eight.
“I got up to speed, but my opponent helped me with some cheap points. I am not completely satisfied, it is about seven out of ten, “said Molčan after the match.
“Now Jumhur is waiting for me, it will be a difficult match because he is a player who has been in the top 100 for quite some time.”
Lacko lost the first two passes in a duel with Piros and he could no longer clear the 0: 4 deficit in the first set. In the second, both players kept the service until the score was 3: 3, then Lacko lost his service and his opponent in the tenth game turned the first sword ball.
“A very difficult match, the opponent put on a risky style from the beginning and it basically lasted until the end,” Slovak said after the loss and did not rule out the end of the season: “I have shoulder problems since the US Open, so I have to consult with the team year makes sense to play something. “
Singles – Round 2: Alex MOLČAN (SR-5) – Tobias Kamke (DEU) 6: 2, 6: 2, Zsombor Piros (Hungary) – Lukáš LACKO (SR) 6: 2, 6: 4
Doubles – Quarterfinals: Denys Molchanov, Alexandr Nedovesov (Ukr./Kaz.-2) – Sergio Martos Gornes, Ramkuram Ramanathan (Sp. / India) 6: 4, 6: 4, Frederico Ferreira Silva, Ergi Kirkin (Por./Tur.) – Milos KAROL, Lukas POKORNY (SR) 4: 6, 6: 1, 10: 8
Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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