The ATM Tennis Open is an opportunity to discover the talents of tomorrow. Bruno Kuzuhara is definitely one of them.
We entered the heart of the matter yesterday, on the clay courts of Ramiérou with the start of the 1st round of the final table of the ATM open. A $25,000 tournament that is part of the ITF circuit. This tournament welcomes confirmed players like Kenny De Schepper, seeded number 1, or up-and-coming tennis players like the French Harold Mayot (coached by Thierry Tulasne), Ugo Blanchet, Théo Arribagé, Luca Sanchez or even Arthur Reymond.
But one of the nuggets of this tournament and surely one of the players to watch is called Bruno Kuzuhara. This American of Brazilian origin passed the first round without incident. He is already qualified for the rest of the tournament and will play again Thursday in the round of 16. Kuzuhara is world number 1 junior after his victory in January at the Australian Open.
In Melbourne, he won both singles and junior doubles. At 18, he is one of the great hopes of world tennis.
Among the seeds, we should note the surprise withdrawal of the German Mischa Zverev (n.8). Too bad because the Ramier public would have liked to see the older brother of Alexander Zverez evaluated.
Among the results of yesterday’s singles, we note the victory of Bruno Kuzuhara (USA) against S. André (Senegal), 6/3, 6/2. Théo Arribagé (France) also won in two sets against his compatriot E. Villoslada: 7/6, 6/4.
Ugo Blanchet, seeded n.3, also crossed the 1st round by beating Eliakim Coulibaly (Ivory Coast): 6/2, 7/5.
The Belarusian Mikalai Haliak won 2 sets to 1 against the Frenchman M. Broville: 6/2, 6/7, 6/3. This Wednesday, there will be 12 men’s singles table matches and 2 doubles matches which will be spread over the day. The first games will start at 10 a.m. and the last ones at 6:30 p.m.
Arthur Reymond and Harold Mayot will be the players to follow on the French side.
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