From Barletta: Finished the Qualifications and started the Md. Zeppieri “I have recovered from my injury and have already played some good matches” (with tomorrow’s program)

Giulio Zeppieri in the photo

After qualifying, the main draw of the Barletta Open “Trofeo La Pulita & Service” was also completed. Seeded number 1, Frenchman Gilles Simon, will face Romanian Marius Copil, while Portuguese Nuno Borges (seeded number 2) will face French Titouan Droguet. The Italians Francesco Forti and Riccardo Bonadio will respectively touch the Czech Zdenek Kolar (number 3 of the tournament) and the Austrian Jurij Rodionov (number 4).

Italian derby for Giulio Zeppieri, winner of the last edition of the challenger, who will play against Matteo Arnaldi who came from qualifying. German opponent, Lucas Gerch, for Andrea Pellegrino from Puglia.

Zeppieri has already reached the structure of the “Hugo Simmen” club in Barletta, where he had his first training session in the morning. “I feel good and I am very happy to be back here in Barletta, where I found myself very well last summer – comments the Italian tennis player -. I have recovered from the injury and have already played some good matches. I am sure that if I play my tennis I can move forward in the tournament. A very different competition compared to the previous one because there are many excellent players and it will be difficult, but I’m ready to fight “.

Technical level certainly higher than in the 2021 edition of the open. “It’s another draw – concludes Zeppieri – but I am not surprised because Barletta has always been of a very good level, because so many good players participate. This year I expect so many good things for me. I’ve made a lot of changes recently and I’m sure I’m on the right track ”.

Center Court – Italian time: 10:00 (local time: 10:00 am)
1. [WC] Francesco Passaro ITA vs [5] Franco Agamenone ITA
2. [Q] Lucas Gerch GER vs Andrea Pellegrino ITA
3. [1] Gilles Simon BETWEEN vs Marius Copil ROU (not before: 13:30)
4. [WC] Luca Nardi ITA vs Alexandre Muller BETWEEN

Court 1 – Italian time: 10:00 (local time: 10:00 am)
1. [Q] Matteo Arnaldi ITA vs Giulio Zeppieri ITA
2. [Q] Miljan Zekic SRB vs Andrea Arnaboldi ITA
3. Lukas Rosol CZE vs [WC] Oleksandr Ovcharenko UKR
4. Matteo Arnaldi ITA / Francesco Passaro ITA vs Markos Kalovelonis GRE / Piotr Matuszewski POL

Court 2 – Italian time: 10:00 (local time: 10:00 am)
1. [7] Constant Lestienne BETWEEN vs [Alt] Jelle Sels NED
2. [Q] Francesco Forti ITA vs [3] Zdenek Kolar CZE
3. [6] Enzo Couacaud BETWEEN vs Lorenzo Giustino ITA
4. Karol Drzewiecki POL / Kacper Zuk POL vs [4] Ruben Gonzales PHI / Christopher Rungkat INA

Court 5 – Italian time: 10:00 (local time: 10:00 am)
1. Geoffrey Blancaneaux BETWEEN vs [8] Kacper Zuk POL
2. [Alt] Evgeny Karlovskiy RUS vs [Q] Luciano Darderi ITA
3. [Q] Titouan Droguet BETWEEN vs [2] Nuno Borges POR

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