June 24, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

The week before a Grand Slam can lead to some strange draws.

And notably on Saturday, players like David Goffin, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Moreno de Alboran – who are straight into the Roland Garros main draw – have to qualify in into ATP 250-level events this week.

In Rome, only the men’s doubles semifinals are on the docket for Saturday – day matches, with the women’s final in the late afternoon.

(Rome is 6 hours ahead of EDT)

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Location: Rome, Italy
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 1000 (Joint event with the WTA Tour)
Dates:
May 8 – 19, 2024
Prize money: €7,877,020
Draws: S96 – D32

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results
Doubles, semifinals

[1] Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) def. Alexander Bublik (KAZ) / Ben Shelton (USA) 64 64

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) / Mate Pavic (CRO) def Simone Bolelli / Andrea Vavassori (ITA) 62 76 (5)

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Gonet Geneva Open
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 250
Dates:
May 19 – 25, 2024
Prize money: €651,865
Draws: S32 – D16

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results
Qualifying, first round

Ivan Gakhov (RUS) def [8] Ethan Quinn (USA) 67 (4) 76 (4) 64

 

[1] Sebastian Ofner (AUS) def [WC] Hendrik Jebens (GER) 64 63

[2] Alexander Kovacevic (USA) def. Mitchell Krueger (USA) 76 (3) 67 (6) 61

[3] David Goffin (BEL) def. Gianluca Mager (ITA) 63 61

[4] Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (USA) def. [ALT] Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (USA) 46 63 76 (4)

[5] Juan Pablo Ficovich (ARG) def. [WC] Jakub Paul (SUI) 63 67 (5) 63

[6] Gils Brouwer (NED) def. [ALT] Antoine Bellier (SUI) 63 64

[7] Abdulllah Shelbayh (JOR) def. [ALT] Damien Wenger (SUI) 62 64

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Open Parc
Location: Lyon, France
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: ATP 250
Dates:
May 19 – 24, 2024
Prize money: €651,865
Draws: S32 – D16

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results
Qualifying, first round

Nicolas Sanchez Izquierdo (ESP) def [2] Constant Lestienne (FRA) 36 61 76 (2)

Sebastian Fanselow (GER) def [6] Thiago Agustin Tirante (ARG) 64 76 (4)

Javier Barranco Cosano (ESP) def. [8] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 76 (5) 46 75

 

[1] Taro Daniel (JPN) def. [WC] Maxime Chazal (FRA) 62 63

[3] Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) def. David Jorda Sanchis (ESP) 62 63

[4] Hugo Gaston (FRA) def. Guido Andreozzi (ARG) 76 (5) 64

[5] Pedro Cachin (ARG) def. Renzo Olivo (ARG) 62 61

[7] Harold Mayot (FRA) def. Tristan Lamasine (FRA) 62 62

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