Janowicz Opens Bergamo Challenger Campaign

BERGAMO, February 23, 2017

Jerzy Janowicz opened his Bergamo campaign with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over eighth seed Maximilian Marterer of Germany in one of three remaining first round matches at the €64,000 Internazionali di Tennis Trofeo Faip-Perrel held on Wednesday.

The former World No. 14 from Poland, who entered the main draw with a wild card, fired 10 aces and capitalized on both of his two break point opportunities to advance in exactly one hour of play. Janowicz will next take on Mirza Basic from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who eased past German Jeremy Jahn in only 57 minutes, winning 6-2, 6-3.

Second seed Lukas Lacko started his title bid with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Pedja Krstin from Serbia. The World No. 104 from Slovakia saved all of the four break points he faced, converting four of his own to finish the encounter in only 46 minutes. Next up for Lacko will be qualifier Egor Gerasimov from Belarus.

Hanfmann Into Stage Of The Final Eight

Yannick Hanfmann continued his successful run in Bergamo, as he emerged victorious from the all-German-affair with Daniel Brands, rallying 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals. The 25-year-old from Karlsruhe knocked out the tournament’s number one and local favourite Andreas Seppi on Tuesday and will next face Quentin Halys from France, who fought past Daniel Masur of Germany 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.



Remi Boutillier (FRA) def. Alessandro Bega (ITA) 6-3 6-3

Quentin Halys (FRA) def. Daniel Masur (GER) 4-6 6-3 6-4

Filip Krajinovic (SRB) def. Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR) 6-4 3-6 7-5

Yannick Hanfmann (GER) def. Daniel Brands (GER) 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-3


Mirza Basic (BIH) def. Jeremy Jahn (GER) 6-2 6-3

Lukas Lacko (SVK) def. Pedja Krstin (SRB) 6-1 6-2

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) def. Maximilian Marterer (GER) 6-3 6-4