July 17, 2022
The day of the grand finals at Concord Iași Open 2022
Today we will find out the names of the deserving champions of the 3rd edition of the ATP Challenger 100 tournament "Concord Iași Open", the most powerful men's tournament in Romania.
The first match of the final gala, held on the central field at the Ciric Sports Base, will be the final of the doubles match in which the pairs Geoffrey Blancaneaux / Renzo Olivo (France / Argentina) and Diego Hidalgo / Cristian Rodriguez (Ecuador / Colombia, Nr. . 2).
The match will start at 13.00.
Interestingly, Blancaneaux and Olivo won all 3 matches in a minimum of sets, but 4 of the 6 sets ended in a tie-break. In the quarterfinals, the two finalists passed the favorites no. 2, the Austrians Erler and Mielder.
On the other hand, Hidalgo and Rodrigues passed with great emotions in the first round the Romanians David Ionel and Jecan, 10-8 with super tie-break, and in the semifinals they eliminated the favorites 3, Darderi and Romboli.
The champion team will receive a check worth 5,250 euros and 100 ATP points, and the finalists will receive 3,100 euros and 60 ATP points.
Here is the path to the semifinals of the two finalist pairs:
Geoffrey Blancaneaux / Renzo Olivo (France / Argentina)
Round 1: 7-6 (5), 6-1 with Oleksii Krutykh / David Poljak (Ukraine / Czech Republic)
Quarters: 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) with Alexander Erler / Lucas Miedler (Austria, No. 2)
Semifinals: 6-2, 7-6 (3) with Marius Copil / Victor Vlad Cornea (Romania)
Diego Hidalgo / Cristian Rodriguez (Ecuador / Columbia, No. 2)
Round 1: 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 with Nicholas David Ionel / Alexandru Jecan (Romania, WC)
Quarterfinals: 7-5, 6-1 with Arjun Kadhe / Petros Tsitsipas (India / Greece)
Semifinals: 6-3, 6-2 with Luciano Darderi / Fernando Romboli (Italy / Brazil, No. 3)
Meligeni and Andujar, finalists in the singles event
The final of the singles event will be played no earlier than 15.00, between the Brazilian Felipe Meligeni Rodriguez Alves (24 years old, 169 ATO, favorite no. 8) and the Spaniard Pablo Andujar (36 years old, 105 ATP, favorite no. 2) .
Both finalists have won decisively one of the four matches played so far. Meligeni, right in the first round, with his compatriot Pereira, and Andujar in the semifinals, with the Brazilian Pucinelli De Almeida. Otherwise, victories in a minimum of sets for the two.
The champion will win 12,250 euros and 100 ATP points, while the finalist will remain with 60 points and a cash prize of 7,200 euros.
Here is the journey to the semifinals of the two finalists:
Felipe Meligeni Rodriguez Alves
Round I: 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 with Jose Pereira (Brazil)
Optimi: 6-2, 6-4 with Nikolas Sanchez Izquierdo (Spain)
Quarters: 6-4, 7-6 with Frederico Ferreira Silva (Portugal)
Semifinals: 6-2, 6-2 with Luciano Darderi (Italy)
First round: 6-4, 6-4 with Nicolas Alvarez Varona (Spain)
Optimi: 6-2, 6-4 with Louis Wessels (Germany)
Quarters: 6-3, 6-4 with Lukas Klein (Slovakia)
Semifinals: 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 with Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida (Brazil)