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Wimbledon Champion Reaches the R2 St. Petersburg Open 2019

18.09.2019, 20:23 #News #Tournament

The St. Petersburg Open 2019 doubles matches are under the way. On Wednesday, September 18, last year champion Matteo Berrettini, who this time teams-up with another compatriot Simone Bolelli [last year he played with Fabio Fognini], faces in the first match of the day with the winner of St. Petersburg Open 2017 the Czech Roman Jebavy. Two years ago, he won St. Petersburg tournament with a crowd puller Matwe Middelkoop. This tennis player, although raised in Netherlands, has Russian roots, and his stunning Russian grandmother, who went through the war, still lives in St. Petersburg.


With his new partner Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner, Middelkoop played late at night. And the 3rd seed team of Jebavy and the Austrian Philipp Oswald failed to the Italians Berrettini-Fognini – 2/6, 2/6.


The following Andrey Rublev and Evgeny Karlovskiy, to the disappointment of the Russian audience, could not develop success in the confrontation with the Spanish-Argentine duo Roberto Carballes-Baena and Andres Molteni. The court masters hold the first set in a tie-break, but lost the second, and in the super-tie the Spaniard and the Argentinean immediately pulled away, and it turned out impossible to recoup Rublev and Karlovsky themselves.


Fredrik Nielsen, the Wimbledon-2012 champion in doubles, who is well known to the Russian audience after the Davis Cup-2015 (Russia v. Denmark match in Novy Urengoy), also participates the St. Petersburg tournament. That time he defeated Evgeny Donskoy, but lost to Andrey Kuznetsov. On Wednesday, September 18, Nielsen with the German Tim Puetz defeated the Hungarian single player Marton Fucsovics and Italian Stefano Travaglia – 6/4, 6/4.


In the next round Nielsen/Puetz to face Berrettini/Bolelli.


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