In the 1/8 finals of the challenger in Forli, Radu Albot from Moldova will play against a tennis player from the Netherlands, Jelle Selsom.
The 26-year-old representative of the Netherlands made his way to the Forli tournament through qualification. In the semifinals, Sels beat the Italian Alessandro Pecci - 7:5; 6:1. In the qualifying final, Yelle won a strong-willed victory over the representative of Monaco, Valentin Vachero, in three sets. – 3:6; 6:3; 6:3. The day before yesterday, in the 1/16 finals, Sels beat another Italian Matteo Gigante in two sets – 7:6 (7:3); 6:2.
The 32-year-old representative of Moldova is now in good shape. After winning the challenger in Po, Albot took a week-long break and yesterday outplayed a difficult opponent in his first match in Forli. In the 1/16 finals , Radu won a strong -willed victory over Italian Andrea Vavassori in three sets – 6:7 (2:7); 6:4; 7:6 (7:2).
The first match for Radu Albot after a week break could be really difficult, but if the representative of Moldova wants to stay in Italy as long as possible, he should outplay such a modest opponent as confidently as possible. We believe that Yelle Sels will not be able to impose a high-quality fight on an experienced Albot, and therefore we propose to put less than 21.5 games on the total.