Three Italians among the best eight of the Challenger on earth, there is also Arnaboldi. A result that is also good for the ranking
What a beautiful Parma, for Giulio Zeppieri and Marco Cecchinato. And also for Andrea Arnaboldi: the three Italians are in the quarter-finals of the Challenger on clay, they dream of the title and see the ranking improve day by day. Take Ceck, former number 16 in the world and with a ranking to be rebuilt: he showed up at the tournament as number 206, the Sicilian is virtually 183 and if he wins the quarterfinals he would enter the top 170 ATP players. Zeppieri, on the other hand, continues to improve his best ranking: from 173 to virtually 164, with the possibility of going to number 158 in the event of a victory in the quarter-finals. And the challenge is extremely fascinating: Giulio’s opponent will be Borna Coric, the former number 12 in the ranking who beat Flavio Cobolli in two sets in the second round.
GIULIO AND MARCO
Zeppieri won against Thiago Monteiro (6-3 6-4) in the last match played: “I am very happy to have beaten an experienced player like Monteiro with whom I had lost just a few weeks ago (in the 250 in Belgrade, ed.). My growth path is continuing here in Parma and I hope to go as far as possible in the tournament ”, the words of the tennis player from Latina after the match. Cecchinato instead got the better of Carlos Taberner, number 85 in the world and seeded number 5: an important and significant success. “Beyond the apparently simple score (6-2 6-2, ed.) It was a tough match. My opponent is a clay specialist with a higher ranking than mine, and this victory represents an important step considering the level expressed “.
As mentioned, Arnaboldi is also in the quarter-finals, good at winning against Daniel Galan on Wednesday night: the 34-year-old Milan player has gained 18 positions in the standings and is back among the top 200 players in the world. The next opponent will be Elias Ymer.
June 16, 2022 (change June 16, 2022 | 19:55)
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