Borna Coric, Lucas Pouille, Jiri Lehecka, Mikael Ymer and Pablo Andujar signed up for the Concord IAȘI Open
Tennis players from the first hundredth of the world at the "Concord Iași Open" 2022!
Registration for the third edition of "Concord Iași Open", a tournament with ATP Challenger 100 status (prizes worth 90,280 euros), scheduled for July 11-17, at the Ciric Sports Base, ended on Monday evening. A new tournament is announced at which the organizers set out to raise the standards even higher, standards that were already at a level appreciated by all the players present. And this year, tennis players from the first hundredth of the world in the ATP rankings signed up, a sign that the Iași tournament is more and more sought after!
The player with the best ranking is the Czech Jiri Lehecka (20 years old, 74th place in the world), and the Swede Mikael Ymer (23 years old, 88 ATP) is the other player in the top 100. Spaniard Pablo Andujar (36, 101 ATP) finishes the podium, being, from the position of "Special Exempts", the main favorite of the inaugural edition, where he reached the semifinals. Andujar expressed a few days ago in a post on social networks the desire to play at "Concord Iași Open" 2022, so he probably won a few fans from Iași.
The winner of the last edition, the Czech Zdenek Kolar (25 years old, 120 ATP) is the fourth entrant, but for now, he passed easily, on Monday, in the second round of qualifying at Wimbledon, eliminating the Israeli Dudi Sela (former no. 29, and left a sensational impression a few weeks ago at Roland Garros, when he gave up after a fierce fight against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 6 in the world) in four sets, although the dispute would have been worthwhile in a decisive!
Another Czech registered in Iasi, Dalibor Svrcina (19 years old, 184 ATP) also promoted in the second round of qualifying at Wimbledon after having the Canadian Vasek Pospisil (31 years old, 125 ATP), former no. 25th in the world, while the Croatian Duje Ajdukovic (21 years old, 236 ATP) continues the race to the main table after defeating in two sets the Frenchman Gilles Simon (former world No. 5), but in Iasi he is the first under the line of 21 of registered players directly accepted!
Another name that draws attention to the list of entrants to the "Concord Iași Open" 2022 is that of the Frenchman Lucas Pouille (28 years old, 176 ATP), former no. 10th in the world in 2018, the Croatian Borna Coric (25 years old, 203 ATP, former No. 12 ATP in 2018) won last week the challenger from Montechiarugolo (prizes of 134,920 euros), and the Brazilian Felipe Meligeni (213 ATP) will be the third participation in Iasi, he being sympathetic to the public for his volcanic temperament.
So, an incendiary tour in Iași is announced, as it has never been before! Registration will also close on Wednesday for the qualifiers that will take place on July 9 and 10, while the first matches of the pre-qualifiers will start on July 4, the winner will receive a wild card in the qualifications.