In the 1/8 finals of the challenger in Antalya, Filip Gianu from Romania will play against Frenchman Joffrey Blankano.  

Philip Zhianu

The 20-year-old representative of Romania started the tournament in Antalya with a confident victory. Yesterday in the 1/16 finals in two sets was outplayed Mick Veldheer from the Netherlands – 6:1; 6:4.

Geoffrey Blankano

The 23-year-old representative of France also started in Antalya with a victory, but at the same time he had a much more serious opponent in his rivals. Yesterday in the 1/16 finals, Blankano beat Miljan Zekic from Serbia in two sets – 7:6 (7:2); 6:3.

Filip Gianu and Joffrey Blankano played together at a clay tournament in Croatia in mid-October. In this meeting, at the stage of the 1/16 finals, the representative of France was stronger in two sets – 6:2; 6:3.


Considering how Blankano confidently outplayed Giyana last month, as well as the Frenchman's current good form, you can take a chance and bet on Joffrey's victory with a total of less than 22.5 games.