‘’On the tour’’….Challenger and Future in Kazakhstan- Futures in Iran…!
Hello my friends from Athens, after 5 weeks in Kazakhstan and Iran!
It’s been long time to play a Challenger tournament, so due to my trip for the very strong futures of 15000usd in Kazakhstan, I came 1 week before to play and try to see, how is my level against players with much better ranking!
I did ok and for sure I could do better!
Against the w.c. player from Kazakhstan, Khairulla, Nurtazin, for the first round of the Qualifying draw I won easy by 62.61 and against no 2 seed of the draw, Biryukov, Mikhail from Russia (S.R.:391), i lost by 76(5),67(4),46...!!!
Again i had my chance, when i was, set up, 54, 30-30 on serve in the second set and i missed a very easy smash...!
After the Challenger, i played a the 1st very strong Future tournament of 15000usd...! For the first round i won against CUKIERMAN, Daniel from Israel (S.R.:1440) by 62,62 and i lost second round from VASILEVSKI, Andrei from Belarus (S.R.: 618) by 67(2),16...! The weather here was really bad and we had to play indoor, so as you can imagine, it was very difficult for me...!
In the 2nd tournament first round I played against KHACHANOV, Karen from Russia, seed no 5 of the draw and 322 in the ATP ranking and by one break each set I lost 46,36…!
In Iran and the futures of the OPT Circuit in Tehran everything was great, like the organisation, the club, the courts, the very friendly people but in both tournaments I lost 2nd round from the same player, MARFIA, Matteo from Italy no 832 and my only good memory from Iran is from the doubles for the F9…!
We came 2nd together with my partner and good friend from Iran, Madanchi A., after great victories (against the no 1 and no 3 seed of the draw) and a lot of fun, from the super support of the Iranian spectators, which created a superb atmosphere who helped us to give our best!
More about this tour you can read at my Facebook page…!
Stay in touch…!!