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Misulic misses the final

Misulic misses the final

However, current No. 4 Austria finished the season among the top 150 teams in the world.

With three entertaining victories, Filip Misiewicz reached the semi-finals of the ATP Tour for the third time this year at the eó Hotels Maspalomas Challenger season finale. And with his third-place finish in the finals on Saturday afternoon, nothing happened. The Styrian third seed (ATP 158) lost to top seeded local champion Pedro Martinez Portero (ATP 117) 6:3, 3:6 in the ATP 75 clay court event at the Maspalomas holiday resort in the south of the island of Styria. Gran Canaria after a fight that lasted 2:30 hours, 4:6. The Spaniard, who was already No. 40 in the world last year, won the tournament on Sunday. But double national champion Lucas Neumayer was knocked out in the first main round. The Salzburg player (ATP 229) only participated in the event alongside his ongoing preparations for 2024.

Although Misuljic won the first round after trailing 1:3 by playing six straight games in all sets, they were unable to use five balls to make it 2:0 in the second game and found themselves at 1:5 at the break. the second. The third group. The comeback came too late, with Martínez Portero sending the ball over at the second attempt. However, Misulic can look back on an excellent end to the season. At the ATP 250 in Stockholm, he reached the last 16 as a qualifier with his best win of his career to date, also qualifying for the Erste Bank Open in Vienna (ATP 500) and then qualifying for the Austrian Championships for the first time in November. Nineteenth place in Sportaktivpark Bad Waltersdorf Hall were crowned champions. Thanks to the victories over the Canary Islands, the man from Graz improved to 146th in the world rankings and finished the year among the top 150 players in the world.

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Oswald in Maya suffered an unfortunate defeat in the semi-finals

Philipp Oswald also competed again in the final week of this year’s ATP Challenger tournament – at the Maia Open in Portugal, an ATP 100 contender on indoor clay. Vorarlberger teamed up with Romanian Viktor Vlad Cournia with a score of 6:2, 2:6, 10:5 against Dutchman Mats Hermans and Ryan Niebuhr, and 6:1, 6:2 against Khomoyun Sultanov (Uzbekistan) and Volodymyr Ozilovsky (Ukraine) to the semi-finals of Doubles competition. But luck was not on the side of the number three duo: Cornea/Oswald lost to Fernando Rompoli (Brazil) and Szymon Faluko (Poland) after wasting six match points with scores of 6:3 and 6:7 (11). ) and 10:12 in the tiebreaker of the match. At one point in the match, the net came to the aid of Romboli/Walco in the form of an outright point win. However, Oswald was in the top 100 of the dual world rankings for the 11th time in a row with a precise drop.

In the Yokaiichi Challenger, Yuri Rodionov made a last-ditch attempt during a three-week tour of Japan to collect crucial ATP points for a place in the main draw of the 2024 Australian Open. However, the venture was not crowned with success: the second seed lost to Austria Lower (ATP 111) in the first round of the ATP 100 Hard Court Challenger tournament in Yokkaichi against Japanese local champion Rei Sakamoto (ATP 1183) 4:6, 4:6. The 17-year-old is currently ranked 18th in the World Youth Rankings and has He was recently narrowly eliminated in the semifinals of the Osaka Mayor’s Cup against ÖTV’s young hope Joel Schwarzler. Rodionov will likely have to fight his way into qualifying for the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne.

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