In the 1/16 finals of the Kremlin Cup, Australian representative John Millman will play with Benjamin Bonzi from France.
The 32-year-old Australian took part in a tournament in Sofia at the end of September. In the 1/16 finals, Millman was stronger than Mikael Imer - 6:2; 6:4. In the 1/8 finals, John was not without difficulty, but still coped with Ilya Marchenko from Ukraine – 5:7; 7:6 (7:0); 6:3. But already in the quarterfinals Millman could not cope with Marcos Giron from the USA - 4:6; 2:6. After that, Millman arrived at the tournament in Indian Wells, where he also did not gain much success. In the 1/64 finals , the representative of Australia beat the American Jack Sock – 7:5; 4:6; 6:3. In the 1/32 finals, Millman got on Yannick Sinner from Italy. The young Italian turned out to be much stronger and won the match in two sets – 6:2; 6:2.
The 25-year-old Frenchman won the Challenger in Rennes in mid-September. But then Bonzi began a series of failures at tournaments under the auspices of the APR. In his first match at the Nur-Sultan tournament, the Frenchman lost to Emil Ruusuvuori from Finland - 2:6 and refused to continue the fight. A week later Bonzi returned to France, but at the Challenger in Orleans he managed to pass only one stage. In the 1/16 finals, Benjamin was stronger than his compatriot Harold Mayo - 6:1; 6:3. But already in the 1/8 finals Bonzi could not cope with Henry Laaksonen from Switzerland, who eventually won the tournament in Orelan. The match ended in two sets – 6:7 (6:8); 4:6. In the first days of October, Benjamin decided to play in Mouiron-le-Captif, but at this tournament, already in the 1/16 finals, he lost to Mats Rosenkrantz from Germany – 6:7 (4:7); 4:6.
Both tennis players are not arriving in the best shape right now, but there is still a feeling that due to more experience, John Millman will be able to beat the representative of France.