Kuhn One Win Away From Meerbusch Challenger Main Draw

The teenager from Spain will play Yshai Oliel for a spot in the main draw of the €43,000 ATP Challenger clay-court event.

Kuhn Nicola Kuhn (photo: Stephan Frings)

MEERBUSCH, August 12, 2018

Nicola Kuhn continues his quest for a spot in the main draw of the Tennis Open Stadtwerke Meerbusch. The 18-year-old Spaniard, who made a successful debut at ATP Challenger level here two years ago, fought past Raul Brancaccio of Italy 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5) in Sunday’s second round of the qualifying.

Kuhn will play against fellow teenager Yshai Oliel in the final round. The left-hander from Israel beat Sebastian Fanselow of Germany 6-4, 6-2. Main draw action will also kick off on Monday, headlined by No. 7 seed Arthur de Greef of Belgium taking on Bernabé Zapata Miralles and sixth favourite Filip Horansky of Slovakia facing Austrian young gun Jurij Rodionov.