L’Aquila Challenger Entry List Led By Andrej Martin

The stage is set for the second edition of the ATP Challenger in L’Aquila (photo: MEF Tennis Events)

L’AQUILA, August 9, 2019

The organizers of the Internazionali Di Tennis Citta L’Aquila have revealed the entry list for the €46,600 ATP Challenger clay-court event that will take place between August 19-25, with top 200 players Andrej Martin of Slovakia and Hungarian Attila Balazs leading an interesting field of players that will fight for the title and 80 ATP Ranking points.

The tournament’s second edition will be held at the Circolo Tennis L’Aquila in the same period of time as the US Open qualifying and will be the lone ATP Challenger event this week. Last year’s champion was Facundo Bagnis of Argentina, who captured his 12th Challenger career title by defeating Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi in three sets in the singles final.

A strong contingent of local players will also be part of this year’s line-up. Luca Vanni, Gian Marco Moroni and Gianluigi Quinzi will come to the capital city of the Abruzzo region.

The years after the quake

Several ski resorts like the Gran Sasso d’Italia mountain, the highest peak of the Apennines at 2,912 meters, are situated near L’Aquila. However, earthquakes are also part of the history of L’Aquila, as the city is situated partially on an ancient lake-bed that amplifies seismic activity.

On April 6, 2009, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck central Italy with its epicentre near L’Aquila. Initial reports said the natural disaster caused damage to between 3,000 and 10,000 buildings in L’Aquila. More than 300 people were killed by the earthquake.

Entry list
120 Martin, Andrej (SVK)
136 Balazs, Attila (HUN)
241 Kolar, Zdenek (CZE)
248 Vanni, Luca (ITA)
249 Moroni, Gian Marco (ITA)
250 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel (ESP)
251 Oliveira, Goncalo (POR)
258 Miedler, Lucas (AUT)
259 Bellucci, Thomaz (BRA)
260 Vukic, Aleksandar (AUS)
265 Hernandez-Fernandez, Jose (DOM)
266 Olivo, Renzo (ARG)
269 Serdarusic, Nino (CRO)
270 De Schepper, Kenny (FRA)
271 Ortega-Olmedo, Roberto (ESP)
273 Ferreira Silva, Frederico (POR)
275 Mukund, Sasi Kumar (IND)
286 Barrios Vera, Marcelo Tomas (CHI)
287 Kotov, Pavel (RUS)
289 Huesler, Marc-Andrea (SUI)
290 Quinzi, Gianluigi (ITA)
295 Molcan, Alex (SVK)
296 Fanselow, Sebastian (GER)
297 Hassan, Benjamin (GER)
301 King, Evan (USA)
304 Tabilo, Alejandro (CHI)
305 Collarini, Andrea (ARG)
307 Taberner, Carlos (ESP)
311 Clezar, Guilherme (BRA)
312 Sels, Jelle (NED)
313 Escobar, Gonzalo (ECU)
317 Elias, Gastao (POR)
321 Karatsev, Aslan (RUS)
325 Crepatte, Baptiste (FRA)
327 Nys, Hugo (MON)
3 Cerundolo, Francisco (ARG) ITF
5 Popko, Dmitry (KAZ) ITF
6 O’Connell, Christopher (AUS) ITF
8 Jomby, Tom (FRA) ITF
10 Nedelko, Ivan (RUS) ITF