Lorenzi And Carballés Baena Headline JC Ferrero Challenger Open

Roberto Carballés-Baena

ALICANTE, March 12, 2018

The entry list for the inaugural JC Ferrero Challenger Open, held on clay courts of the JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy in Villena from 1 to 8 April 2018, has been released.

The line-up of the €43,000 ATP Challenger event is led by World No. 55 Paolo Lorenzi. The 36-year-old Italian opened the season by reaching the quarterfinals of the ATP 250 event in Sydney. He will try to capture his first title since lifting the ATP Challenger trophy in Caltanissetta last year.

Lorenzi will be joined by fellow top 100 player Roberto Carballés Baena. The World No. 79 clinched his maiden ATP World Tour title earlier this season at the Ecuador Open in Quito. Carballés Baena has joined the JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy in summer last year and is coached by Fran Martinez. His physical trainer is Jose Luis Molina.

Seven more Spaniards will enter the main draw directly including former top 10 players Tommy Robredo and Nicolas Almagro. #NextGenATP local favourites Carlos Taberner and Jaume Munar will join the veterans.

Entry List:

055 Lorenzi, Paolo (ITA)
079 Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
107 Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
123 Travaglia, Stefano (ITA)
131 Granollers, Marcel (ESP)
136 Maden, Yannick (GER)
140 Ofner, Sebastian (AUT)
141 De Minaur, Alex (AUS)
157 Vatutin, Alexey (RUS)
160 Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
162 Giannessi, Alessandro (ITA)
169 Auger-Aliassime, Felix (CAN)
170 Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
175 De Schepper, Kenny (FRA)
182 Almagro, Nicolas (ESP)
184 Taberner, Carlos (ESP)
185 Caruso, Salvatore (ITA)
191 Ojeda Lara, Ricardo (ESP)
192 Munar, Jaume (ESP)
193 Andreozzi, Guido (ARG)
198 Pavlasek, Adam (CZE)
194 Lopez-Perez, Enrique (ESP)