Quarterfinals in the “Kannan” is set. The Royal Tennis Hall is where it all went down when 16 of the worlds best junior tennis players did battle for a spot in the quarter finals of Kungens Kanna / Drottningens Pris. Two Swedes were taking part in the last 16.
Victoria Carlsten from Malmö played Russian Kamilla Rahkimova, ranked no. 8 on court 1 in a very tough match. Victoria played aggressively and dictated play from the start with her big forehand and managed to win the first set. However the Russian refused to give in and even though Victoria was in a commanding 4-3 lead in the second set, Rahkimova managed to turn it around and win in three sets 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.
Europes number two, Great Britains Jack Draper was too good for Kevin Chaoud from Falkenberg and won convincingly 6-0, 6-3.
Top seed Timofey Skatov continues to impress and eased into the quarter finals, while Ekaterina Makarova, the girls top seed, gave in to Polish talent and left hander Maja Chwalinska 7-6, 6-3.
– The top seeds Skatov and Draper are obviously looking strong at this point, however I think we need to look out for the french duo Allan Deschamps and Loris Pourroy. On the girls side, the eastern europeans are dominating the tournament but with a few exceptions. Danish Hanna Viller Möller and Oona Orpana from Finland are through and face off in tomorrows quarter finals. Tomorrows best match is likely to be Allan Deschamps vs Mihailo Popovic. Both players haven’t dropped a set in the tournament. – says Joe Beaton Tournament Director.
Tomorrow is quarter final day and crowds are welcome to enjoy tennis at the highest level at the Royal Tennis Hall on Friday. If you can’t drop by, you can see the matches on our tournament website www.kungenskanna.com or www.drottningenspris.com where we have live streaming from court 1 and 2.
The finals will be commentated live on our streaming site by tennis expert Johan Porsborn and KLTKs head coach Magnus Ennerberg.