Romanian Cezar Cretu, important victory in the first round at "Concord Iasi Open" 2020. Schedule for Tuesday, September 15
September 14, 2020
Romanian Cezar Cretu was the protagonist of the biggest surprise in the first round of the singles event at the "Concord Iași Open", ATP Challenger 100 tournament organized at the Ciric Sports Base in Iași.
Our compatriot managed a very important victory for his career, in front of Hiroki Moriya, a player from Japan ranked with over 860 places above in the ATP rankings. It was 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, for Caesar, who, at this moment, has just climbed 231 places in the ATP Live Ranking, to position 874.
In another match in the first round in which a Romanian player was involved, the final score was unfavorable. Nicholas David Ionel, beneficiary of a Wild Card received on the main draw, was eliminated by the Polish Kacper Zuk, a player from the qualifications, who won 6-2, 6-0.
In the other four games of the first round scheduled for Monday at the "Concord Iasi Open" 2020, the following results were recorded:
Jaume Munar (ESP) - Peter Polansky (CAN) 6-4, 6-2;
Jurij Rodionov (AUT) - Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5;
Joao Menezes (BRA) - Hugo Grenier (FRA) 6-4, 6-4;
Mathias Bourgue(FRA) - Matteo Martineau (FRA) 6-1, 7-6(1).
GAME SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
Field 1, 10 AM
T. Gabashvili (RUS) vs [WC] F. Jianu (ROU)
M. Barrios Vera (CHI) vs  M. Copil (ROU)
Not before 1 PM
 P. Andujar (ESP) vs A. Muller (FRA)
After Suitable Rest - R. Matos (BRA) / J. Menezes (BRA) vs [WC] M. Copil (ROU) / N. Ionel (ROU)
Field 2, 10 AM
 C. Taberner (ESP) vs N. Kuhn (ESP)
C. Ilkel (TUR) vs M. Jaziri (TUN)
Not before 1 PM
M. Huesler (SUI) vs  A. Rinderknech (FRA)
R. Galloway (USA) / H. Hach Verdugo (MEX) vs  A. Begemann (GER) / F. Mergea (ROU)
Field 5, 10 AM
Q. Halys (FRA) vs [Q] T. Etcheverry (ARG)
E. Karlovskiy (RUS) vs A. Menendez-Maceiras (ESP)
[PR] A. De Greef (BEL) vs F. Cerundolo (ARG)
[Q] F. Meligeni Rodrigues Alves (BRA) vs  E. Couacaud (FRA)
"Concord Iași Open", ATP Challenger 100 Category tournament, endowed with total prizes worth 88,520 euros, enjoys the support of the City Hall of Iași and appreciates the interest shown by private companies in Romania: Concord Service Center, Nera Computers, Certus Software, Coriolan Aur Smarald, Albrau Prod, Unirea Hotel Complex, Texdata, Fiterman Pharma and Lenovo.
PHOTO: Cristina HUȚU