The ÖTV youth reached the quarter-finals of the doubles competition for the first time in one of the best youth tournaments.
After a strong double victory at the ITF J300 prep event in Repentigny last week, Joel Schwarzler was eliminated in the first round of the US Junior Open in New York. In the doubles competition, things have been going great for the 17-year-old so far: after defeat in the round of 16 at the Australian Open and first-round defeats at the French Open and Wimbledon this year, Vorarlberger has now entered the new youth Grand Slam territory in Flushing Meadows, with his first entry into the quarter-finals of the doubles competition. The ÖTV-contracted player Schwarzler, who trains at the Performance Center Südstadt under ÖTV sporting director and Davis Cup captain Jurgen Melzer, is seeded with Italy’s Federico Pondioli in sixth, defeating compatriots Fabio Di Michele and Gabriele Volpetta in the round of 16 late Wednesday. PM with 6:3, 6:4. Fourth-placed Americans Kyle Kang and Cooper Williams battle for a place in the semifinals.
Bondioli / Schwarzler continued only after winning last week in Canada at the US Open on Monday with a score of 6: 4, 6: 7 (5) and 10: 3 in the tiebreaker match over Nikolai Budkov Kerr (Norway) and Lasse Portner (Germany). . But against De Michele and Volpetta, the two remained completely safe. Bondioli/Schwarzler got a decisive break of serve to make it 3:1 in the first set and only had to save the only break ball of the match at 5:3 when trying to reserve. The two used the second ball at the decision point and then didn’t let much burn in the second section either. At 2:2 they still couldn’t take advantage of two break points, but at 3:3 they scored a goal for their opponent after 40:30 through the decision point and then confidently won their serve matches.
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