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Pichler has the next chance to capture the premiership title

Pichler has the next chance to capture the premiership title

The ÖTV champion reached a double final at this level for the second time this year.

Due to their recent appearances in the win2day Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga, David Pichler and Sandro Kopp are only set to start in doubles at international level this week. The two then completed this against each other. At the Swabian Open, the ATP 50 clay court contender in Augsburg, the Burgenlander and the Tyrolean clashed in the first round. With a better end to the first: Pichler (ATP doubles 237) and Czech Michael Vrbinski (ATP doubles 297) beat Kop (ATP doubles 490) and his Luxembourg stablemate at the ESTESS Tennis Academy in Seefeld, Mick Veldheer ( ATP doubles 127). , with 6:2, 6:3 – and he is now even in the final. Because Pichler/Vrbinski also managed to beat Brazilians Daniel Dutra da Silva (ATP Doubles 227) and Paulo Andre Saraiva dos Santos (ATP Doubles 294) with scores of 6:2 and 7:5 and second seed Simon Freund from Sweden. (ATP Doubles 185) and Johans Engeldsen of Denmark (ATP Doubles 169) were eliminated 7:5 and 6:4. Bechler is looking forward to the third ATP Final of his doubles career after Maya 2021 (Portugal) and Kigali 2024 (Rwanda). The final hurdle for him and Vrbinski on the way to his first Challenger title will be top-seeded German local champion Jacob Schneiter (ATP doubles 136) and Mark Wallner (ATP doubles 142) on Saturday from 11:00 am. With his recent success, he could improve his previous career high in the ATP doubles rankings of 218 by one place.

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