In the 1/8 finals of the challenger in Forli, Russian tennis player Pavel Kotov will play against Italian Flavio Kobolli.
The 19-year-old representative of Italy at the home tournament started with a strong-willed victory over his compatriot Andrea Arnaboldi. In the 1/16 finals Kobolli was stronger in three sets – 1:6; 6:3; 6:4.
The 23-year-old Russian tennis player, in turn, showed a decent game in the 1/16 finals yesterday and was able to win in two sets over a difficult opponent. Kotov was stronger than Daniel Mazur from Germany - 7:5; 6:4.
Pavel Kotov and Flavio Kobolli played together at the end of August at the challenger in Barletta. In the 1/16 finals, the representative of Italy was stronger on the ground – 6:2; 4:6; 6:2.
Pavel Kotov shows more stable tennis on the hard court, the Russian tennis player has already proved this in matches with much more serious opponents. At the same time, Kobolli will play in front of his fans, of course we hope that Kotov will be able to reach the quarterfinals, but there are fears that this match will not be easy. We believe that in this confrontation it is quite possible to put more than 21.5 games on the total.