Historic First-Ever Match Gets the Ball Rolling in Gijón

October 8, 2022

Historic First-Ever Match Gets the Ball Rolling in Gijón

The inaugural Gijón open is officially under way, with a historic first match of this new ATP Tour event being played on centre court. In the qualifying draw, top-seeded Spaniard Carlos Taberner (pictured, left) is taking on Romanian Filip Cristian Jianu in the debut match.

Meanwhile, over on court 1, seventh-seeded Alexey Vatutin faces wildcard recipient Alberto Barroso (ESP). Each match will be followed by three further matches, with the winners of each match advancing into tomorrow's final round of qualifying. Today's matches feature sevel Spanish players and nine from abroad.

At 6:30pm the main draw ceremony will take place outside on the mini tennis court, featuring recent US Open Junior champ Martin Landaluce (ESP).

Order of Play - Saturday, 8 October 2022

Centre Court 
2:00pm - [1] Carlos Taberner (ESP) vs Filip Cristian Janu (ROU) 
Followed by – [WC] Daniel Mérida (ESP) vs [6] Marco Trungelliti (ARG) 
Followed by – Johan Nikles (SUI) vs Nikolás Sánchez Izquierdo (ESP) 
Followed by  – Oriol Roca (ESP) vs [5] Nicolás Álvarez Varona (ESP) 

Court 1
2:00pm – [WC] Alberto Barroso (ESP) vs [7] Alexey Vatutin
Followed by  – [4] Raul Brancaccio (ITA) vs Titouan Droguet (FRA) 
Followed by – [2] Manuel Guinard (FRA) vs [Alt] Eduard Esteve (ESP) 
Followed by  – [3] Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL) vs Lorenzo Giustino (ITA) 

Photo: Gijón Open