The second racket of the Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko could not linger on hard courts tournament in Montpellier.
Only at the third tournament of the new season Marchenko, opened the scoring victories, having beaten in the first round of the tournament in Montpellier, the Frenchman Quentin Gali. Develop your success from Donetsk tried to match with another local player, this time Marchenko was opposed by 162 th issue of the ATP ranking Kenny de Schepper, beaten in the first round of the Australian Open hero Mischa Zverev.
The beginning of a match remained for Marchenko, a Ukrainian in the third game made the break and with the score 5:3 on the opponent’s serve earned a set-bol. De Schepper out of a difficult situation, then did a back break and not without problems translated set on a tie-break. During the 13th game Marchenko was leading 4:2, had another set-bol, but again could not dispose of to his advantage. After an hour and seven minutes after the start of the match De Schepper took a starting party.
During the second game the players two have earned only one break point. At the tiebreak again more successful was the Frenchman – this time De Schepper led 3:0 and kept this advantage.
Going into the second round of the tournament in Montpellier brought Illya Marchenko 20 points and over eight thousand dollars in prize money.
Ilya Marchenko (Ukraine) – Kenny De Schepper (France) – 6:7, 6:7
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