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Mons, Belgique

Evgeny is back in Europe, more precisely in Belgium, to play at the Ethias Trophy, awarded “Best Challenger in the World” by the ATP and the ITF at the beginning of this season.

Zhenya is the #3 seed of the tournament, he will face B.PHAU (GER) in the first round.

The complete main draw is available : here

He will also play doubles, associated with D.ISTOMIN (UZB), they will first be opposed to the french pair M.GICQUEL/N.MAHUT.

The doubles draw is available : here

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[3]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def B.PHAU (GER) 6/3 6/2

After a pretty bad start, with 2 double faults, Zhenya broke his opponent to get back to 1/1, he then broke again with a love game to take the lead 3/1, after that the german didn’t score another point on Zhenya’s games, and Evgeny took the set 6/3.

In the second set, just as in the first one, Zhenya got broken right away, but he managed to come back once again, to 2/1 after a very tight game. His serve was very fluctuant along the set, but he managed to break two times, and then ended the match by winning the second set 6/2.

Next, he will face qualifier J.HAEHNEL (FRA) who went through to the second round after his opponent S.BOHLI (SWI) retired at 6/4 2/1.

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E.KOROLEV (RUS)/D.ISTOMIN (UZB) def M.GICQUEL (FRA)/N.MAHUT (FRA) 6/3 5/7 10-8

In the second round they will be opposed to [2]L. FRIEDL (CZE)/D. SKOCH (CZE).

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[3]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def J.HAEHNEL (FRA) 7/6(5) 6/3

In the quaterfinals he will face S. STAKHOVSKY (UKR) who defeated #7 seed F.SERRA.

E.KOROLEV (RUS)/D.ISTOMIN (UZB) def [2]L. FRIEDL (CZE)/D. SKOCH (CZE) 7/5 6/1

And that’s another quaterfinal for Zhenya, he and Istomin will be opposed to the #4 seed, P.MARX (GER)/I.ZELENAY (SVK).

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S. STAKHOVSKY (UKR) def [3]E.KOROLEV (RUS) 6/3 6/4

E.KOROLEV (RUS)/D.ISTOMIN (UZB) def [4]P.MARX (GER)/I.ZELENAY (SVK) 3/6 6/3 12-10

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Zhenya wins the tournament… in doubles !

E.KOROLEV (RUS)/D.ISTOMIN (UZB) def A.FALLA (COL)/T.GABASHVILI (RUS) (4)6/7 7/6(4) 11-9


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October 3, 2009 - Posted by | Hard Court Season

1 Comment »

  1. Hey, I saw the double final match and if you want, I have pictures of Evgeny Korolev;)

    Comment by Yuyu | November 29, 2009


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