Greek track still prefers Rotterdam tennis tournament, like Olympic champion Zverev

Greek track still prefers Rotterdam tennis tournament, like Olympic champion Zverev

Tallon Grepes plans to perform at the ABN Amro Open in Rotterdam (February 13-19). The in-form tennis player’s schedule was disrupted by her recent ATP title in Pune and subsequently rising to the world rankings.

The Greek track and field athlete initially wanted to compete in several clay court tournaments in South America during the tournament period in Rotterdam, hoping to gain confidence on his favorite surface. However, he found this confidence unexpectedly on the Pune hard court.

“probably.” qualifying tournament’

“As I have moved up the world rankings, I am now committed to playing at the Indian Wells and Miami Masters tournaments in March. That’s why I decided to take part in the qualifying tournament in Rotterdam if necessary,” he said.

Greek Athletics are no longer eligible to receive any of the three wild cards in Ahoy, as tournament director Richard Krajicek gave them to Tim van Rijthoven, Andy Murray and Gaël Monfils.

Watch Tallon Fransespoor’s first-round match win and reaction afterward in the loop below:

In addition to the Greek railway, Alexander Zverev also confirmed his participation. The German joins Ahoy for the sixth time.

25-year-old Zverev was still number two in the world in 2022, but was not in the top ten due to an ankle injury. The winner of nineteen ATP titles, including Olympic gold in singles (2021), is currently number thirteen worldwide.

Despite his record, Zverev doesn’t have a good track record with Ahoy: his best result is a place in the quarter-finals in 2016.

“It’s good news that Zverev is back on track,” said tournament director Richard Krajicek. “He seemed to be taking the last step towards the absolute top in 2022, but was very unlucky due to his injury. You want to see players with extraordinary abilities in action.”

ringing names

Alongside Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrej Rublev, defending champion Félix Auger-Aliassime, Daniil Medvedev, Grigor Dimitrov and Jannik Sinner, among others, will arrive in Rotterdam.

Source: NOS