Gigante Advances To Quarterfinals At Vicenza Challenger

Matteo Gigante (photo: Internazionali Di Tennis Citta Di Vicenza)


Local wild card entry Matteo Gigante has booked his spot in the quarterfinals of the Internazionali di Tennis Città di Vicenza. The 20-year-old lefty from Italy knocked off No. 5 seed Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-3, 7-6(5) on Thursday.

Gigante, who captured his maiden title on the ITF World Tennis Tour in Sharm El-Sheikh in March, capitalized on all of his six break-point opportunities to secure victory in one hour and 54 minutes. The World No. 504 will next take on his compatriot Andrea Arnaboldi, who beat fellow Italian Francesco Maestrelli 6-3, 6-2 after one hour and 14 minutes.

A total of five Italians, including top seed Gianluca Mager, advanced to the stage of the final eight of the €45,730 ATP Challenger Tour clay-court event. The quintet will be joined one Brazilian, as Daniel Dutra da Silva fought past Ukrainian qualifier Oleg Prihodko 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in one hour and 47 minutes, as well as Argentines Andrea Collarini and No. 2 seed Juan Manuel Cerundolo.

RESULTS – MAY 26, 2022Singles – Second Round[SE] M. Arnaldi (ITA) d [4] F. Cobolli (ITA) 64 46 64[WC] M. Gigante (ITA) d [5] R. Olivo (ARG) 63 76(5)A. Arnaboldi (ITA) d [SE] F. Maestrelli (ITA) 63 62[Alt] D. Dutra da Silva (BRA) d [Q] O. Prihodko (UKR) 62 26 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals[1] N. Barrientos (COL) / M. Reyes-Varela (MEX) d J. Vance (USA) / T. Whiting (USA) 60 76(2)Y. Bondarevskiy / O. Prihodko (UKR) d [2] M. Bortolotti (ITA) / S. Martos Gornes (ESP) 63 36 10-7[WC] M. Gigante (ITA) / F. Passaro (ITA) d D. Popko (KAZ) / V. Sachko (UKR) 64 76(2)