Juan Martin Del Potro was eliminated today in the quarterfinals of the men’s tennis tournament in Munich, after losing to the local Philipp Kohlschreiber, seeded fourth, 6-4, 6-1.
The player returned this week to the professional competition circuit clay, after three years, and in the first two rounds had been imposed on two other Germans, Dustin Brown and Jan-Lennard Struff.
The Argentine, 27 and became No. 4 ranking, currently occupies the position 337º of the ATP rankings. He played in Munich thanks to an invitation.
Kohlschreiber will face in the semifinals the Italian Fabio Fognini, seeded fifth, who beat Slovakian Jozef Kovalik 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
On the other side of the picture, the Austrian Dominic Thiem and German Alexander Zverev, third and eighth-seeded be measured in the semifinals.
Sports City Don Benito will host an international tennis tournament between 16 and 24 July. A competition that has already been confirmed by the International Tennis Federation on its website.
This is the V International Women’s Tennis Tournament WTA, which until recently was held in Caceres, although its first edition was in Badajoz, and now saturates in Don Benito, with top level women’s tennis. Few details are yet known of it, but the Councillor for Sports, Pedro Parejo, has already advanced that there will be around 100 professional players worldwide.
To give an example of the level of competition that will house the town, Parejo recalled that the last winner of the tournament, in 2011, was the Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza, “currently the number one tennis at national level”. But official participants will be announced a few days before the test, when the box also raffled clashes.
Soon, they will release more details, but the delegate mayor explained that there will be news on the slopes of the Sports City to host a test of this nature. Currently, dombenitenses facilities include four tennis courts, two hard surface and two artificial turf.
It is noteworthy that this is the only evidence of women’s international circuit this year will pass through Extremadura. In addition, the tournament is included in the calendar of the Spanish Tennis Federation, the International Tennis Federation and within the WTA professional circuit, so it is one of the tournaments chosen by the professional future of world tennis.
At stake will keep adding points to enter tournaments more important. And no matter how strictly athletic, the winner receives a prize of $ 10,000.
Thiem defeated Croatian Ivan Dodig (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) and Zverev knocked out top seed, the Belgian David Goffin 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3.
Munich Tournament is played on clay and distributes 463,520 euros in prize money.