ATP Challenger Split Open: Round One Results

Daniela Rogulj

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Robert Pleško
Robert Pleško

In the two-hour match, the Australian and former member of the Top 20 had an early “break” at the start of the third set. He saved as many as nine breaks in that set, but Coppejans, the junior winner of Roland Garros in 2012, took away Tomić’s service for the 5:3 lead, followed by 0-40 on the way to the victory. In the next round, Coppejans goes against another Australian, Aleksandar Vukić, who eliminated Croatian Mili Poljičk.


Robert Pleško


Robert Pleško

The third seed, Austrian Sebastian Ofner, lost to Argentine Andrea Collarini 6:4, 6:4, the fifth seed Danilo Petrović from Serbia easily defeated the Czech veteran Lukas Rosol 6:1, 6:3, registering his first victory this year, and the sixth seed Blaž Rola from Slovenia was successful against Kazakhstan’s Dmitrij Popko (6:3, 6:4).


Robert Pleško

Last year’s Split Open quarterfinalist Maximilian Marterer from Germany and Swede Elias Ymer also qualified for the second round, and Blaž Kavčič, Uladzimir Ignatik, Akira Santillan, and Mirza Bašić secured a place in the main tournament through the qualifications.


Robert Pleško

Tuesday should be a rich day in Firule, although Split’s weather forecast is not very favorable, especially in the latter part of the day. The program on the Central Court at 10:30 am will be opened by Duje Ajduković and Dustin Brown, the third match at 10:30 am on Court 3 will be played by Nino Serdarušić and Jay Clarke, and the doubles tournament will start, with three Croatian pairs in action (Krolo / Mikrut, Kekez / Poljičak and the Sabanov brothers). Last year’s finalist and first-seed Pedro Sousa will also play, followed by Robin Haase and Thanasi Kokkinakis.


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Vukić (Aus) – Poljičak (Hrv, WC) 6:1, 6:1
Petrović (Srb, 5) – Rosol (Češ) 6:1, 6:3
Collarini (Arg) – Ofner (Aut, 3) 6:4, 6:4
Marterer (Nje) – Domingues (Por) 7:5, 6:3
E. Ymer (Šve) – Muller (Fra) 6:0, 6:4
Coppejans (Bel, 7) – Tomić (Aus) 6:2, 4:6, 6:3
Rola (Slo, 6) – Popko (Kaz) 6:3, 6:4

Round 2 Qualifications
Kavčič (Slo, 1) – Martineau (Fra) 3:6, 6:3, 6:1
Ignatik (Bje, 7) – Wu (Tpe, 2) 7:6 (1), 6:3
Santillan (Aus, 3) – Zekić (Srb) 2:6, 6:3, 6:4
Bašić (BiH, 5) – Klein (Svk, 4) 6:2, 6:4

April 6, 2021

Central Court (from 10:30)
Ajduković (Hrv, WC) – Brown (Nje, PR)
Haase (Niz) – Polmans (Aus, 2)
Sousa (Por, 1) – Žuk (Polj)
Golubev/Nedovjesov (Kaz, 1) – Krolo/Mikrut (Hrv, WC)

Court 3 (from 10:30)
Bolt (Aus) – Ignatik (Bje, Q)
Bašić (BiH, Q) – Ilkel (Tur)
Clarke (VB) – Serdarušić (Hrv, WC)
Raja/Weissborn (Ind/Aut, 4) – Kekez/Poljičak (Hrv, WC)

Court 4 (from 10:30)
Safwat (Egi, 4) – Kavčič (Slo, Q)
Kokkinakis (Aus, PR) – Horansky (Svk, 8)
Santillan (Aus, Q) – Kolar (Češ, SE)
Petrović/Safwat (Srb/Egi) – I. Sabanov/M. Sabanov (Hrv)

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