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Misulic is fighting for a place in the main competition in Vienna

Misulic is fighting for a place in the main competition in Vienna

However, Yuri Rodionov and Alexander Erler were eliminated from the ATP 500 tournament in the first qualifying round.

Of the three Austrians who qualified for the Erste Bank Open, only one, Filip Misulich, made it to the second and final round. Styria triumphed confidently 6:3, 6:2 over Peruvian number five seed Juan Pablo Varelas Patino-Samudio (ATP 69), who played the quarterfinals at the ATP 250 event in Antwerp the night before. The last hurdle for the current No. 181 in the world rankings on his way to the main draw is Italian Andrea Vavasori (ATP 147), who beat Bosnian Damir Dzumhur (ATP 149) 7:6 (8), 6:3 in an alternative duel gave way. The match between Missolic and Vavassori is scheduled to take place on Sunday as the second match after 1pm on the main court in Wiener Stadtthal.

But for Yurig Rodionov and Alexander Erler, it was already the last stop in the opening round. Lower Austrian Rodionov (ATP 103) was forced to admit defeat to Czech number six Tomas Machak (ATP 81) 3:6, 4:6. Tyrolean doubles specialist Erler (ATP 103) also failed to win a set against third seed Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (ATP 61) at 1:6, 5:7, but sold himself hard in the second round and spent too much time on a 3:2 one-ball breakball . In the doubles qualifiers, the red-white-red pair of Neil Oberleitner and Rodionov were eliminated in the first round with a score of 6:7 (3), 1:6 to Gonzalo Escobar (Ecuador) and Alexander Nedovysov (Kazakhstan). Oberleitner/Rodionov blew a 4:1 lead in the first set including two double break points to make it 5:1.