A great De Rossi opens the San Marino Open
from Roberto Chiesa
7 is 2022
Marco De Rossi
First balls and first emotions at the Tennis Center with the San Marino Open which sets the stage for a great week. Big things since the opening match of which with the central pulled like a billiards and inaugurated by an excellent Marco De Rossi. On the scoreboard thanks to a wild card and just back from Davis’s great trip, the San Marino player played well and won against the Romanian Stefan Palosi in 2 sets for 6-3 6-4. A good result for De Rossi he obtained against a player who is around the number 400 in the world and proof of substance. On the pitch, the impossible mission of competing with the Austrian Neumayer for a place on the scoreboard has been achieved. Dream already over for Manuel Mazza from Rimini, eliminated after a great battle 6-3 1-6 6-3 by the Argentine Zukas. For a Romagna who leaves his debut, another who goes on. It is Francesco Forti from Cesena who wins in two sets with the Russian Bondarevskiy: 7-5 6-1 first balanced fraction then Forti (always at ease on the fields of Montecchio) easily closes the practice. For the rest, the favorites are ahead, while Enrico Della Valle’s counter-prediction success against the Ukrainian Kravchenko should be noted. Full day tomorrow. Qualifying is completed in the morning (De Rossi opens at 10 am) and from 5 pm off to the main draw with Gulbis-Jianu. Not before 7pm the derby between Arnaldi and the jockey Gaio, in the evening the debut of the wild card and fourth-seeded Flavio Cobolli.