In the 1/8 finals of the challenger in Forli, Italian Matteo Viola will play against Aldin Shetkic from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Matteo Viola

The 34-year-old representative of Italy successfully started at the second consecutive tournament in Forli. In the 1/16 finals the day before yesterday, Viola pleasantly surprised and beat a rather difficult opponent in three sets, which was Lukas Rosol from the Czech Republic – 7:6 (7:1); 4:6; 7:5.

Aldin Shetkich

The 33-year-old representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in turn, also started confidently at the second consecutive tournament for himself in Forli. The day before yesterday, in the 1/16 finals, Shetkich beat the Italian Federico Gaio in two sets, which became a certain sensation - 7:5; 6:2.

Matteo Viola and Aldine Shetkic played together twice in 2013. Both tennis players have one victory each, but given that they have been playing for a very long time, it makes no sense to focus on this.

Forecast

Matteo Viola, with his victory over Lukas Rosol, confirmed that he is now in good shape, and given the factor of the native audience, the Italian will have to outplay the much more modest Bosnian.