Today’s black day, Tuesday 4, for the blue colors involved in the Thindown Challenger, a tournament with a prize pool of 44 thousand euros in progress on the Tennis Lab Biella courts. The 26-year-old from the Stefano Napolitano family was only the last to yield in order of time. Opposing the tds 2, the Bolivian Hugo Dellien (125 Atp), the blue was overcome with a score of 6-0, 5-7, 6-1.
Alessandro Giannessi (semifinalist a few days ago in the Challenger of Rome 2) was unable to counter the tds 7 Juan Pablo Varillas (25 years, 150 Atp) yielding for 6-4, 7-5. Lorenzo Giustino found lucky looser Dimitar Kuzmanov on his way. After losing the opening set (6-3), the twenty-nine year old from Campania, who has long since moved to Barcelona, reopened the match, signing a peremptory 6-1. In the third, however, the 27-year-old from Sofia, rescued after the withdrawal of the Australian Vukic, found the key to the problem, winning 6-3.
The third blue on the field today was Luca Vanni. The 35-year-old Tuscan has long engaged Leonardo Mayer, forced in the first set to save three set points. Then, having lost the tie-break 9-7, he crashed in the second, unable to collect even a game. For ten seasons, between 2009 and 2019, Mayer finished the season among the top 100, reaching the top in June of ’15: 21st in the world. The Argentine was particularly at ease in the ATP 500 in Hamburg, where he won twice (in addition to another final). In Grand Slam tournaments he reached the fourth round both at Wimbledon, in ’14, and at Roland Garros, two years ago. The most prestigious victory was collected in Germany, when he surpassed the then 7 in the world Ferrer.