July 12, 2022
Marius Copil qualified for round 2
Romanian player Marius Copil, 330th place ATP, defeated, on Tuesday evening, in the last match on the central arena of the Ciric Sports Base, the Ukrainian Oleg Prihodko, world number 351, score 6-2, 7-6 (3) and qualified in round 2 at the Concord Iași Open.
The first set was clearly won by Marius Copil, who won 6-2, in 25 minutes, after winning twice on the opponent's service.
The second act was much more balanced, with a break on each side. First, the Ukrainian managed, at 2-2, for Marius to return spectacularly and to lead 5-4. In the tenth game, the Ukrainian canceled a Marius match ball, leading the match to a tie-break. Here, Marius clearly prevailed, with 7-3 and closed the match after an hour and 27 minutes, to the cheers of the spectators present in the stands of the Ciric Sports Base.
Marius Copil will play in the second round with the Brazilian Frederico Silva Ferreira, who defeated in the first round by abandoning last year's champion, Zdenek Kolar. The Czech, favorite 3, withdrew for medical reasons to the score of 4-4 in set 2, after winning the first act with 6-4.
In the last match of the day, Nicolae Frunză, coming from the qualifications, was eliminated by the Italian Luciano Darderi, score 6-1, 7-5.
Malvina Cservenski, the founder of Malvensky, the jewelry house that provided the gold-plated trophies for the champions and finalists at the BCR Iași Open, said that when she created this trophy jewelry she was inspired by one of the most beloved Romania
The pair of Andreea Roșca/Darya Astakhova prevailed in an extremely spectacular doubles final with the score of 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 in front of the Hungarian couple Panna Udvardy/Reka Luca Jani, favorite no. 4, score 7-5.
The ATP supervisor's report was excellent.
Andrei Oriță, holder of the ATP Challenger 100 “Concord Iași Open” license:
"The ATP supervisor's report was excellent. As a general organization, everything was excellent. Thanks to the public from Iași who sh