July 10, 2023
The Romanian player Filip Cristian Jianu produced the big surprise
The Romanian player Filip Cristian Jianu produced the big surprise of the first day at the ATP Challenger 100 Concord Iasi Open tournament. Filip Jianu, ranked 312 ATP, beneficiary of a wild-card, eliminated in the first round the seventh favorite, Frenchman Enzo Couacaud, number 158 in the world, score 6-2, 6-1.
Although seeded second to Couacaud, a much more experienced 28-year-old player, Jianu, 21, played a solid match and prevailed in extremely clear fashion, 6-2, 6-1, in just 64 minutes.
In the round of 16, Jianu could meet his compatriot Nicholas David Ionel, who will play on Tuesday, in the first round, with the North Macedonian Kalin Ivanovski, a player who came from the qualifications.