The 45th edition of the Under-18 International Youth Tournament “Città di Firenze” aligns itself with the Round of 16, and many Italians still flock to the Florentine Youth Festival, with free admission, which resumes high-level junior tennis. The surprise comes from Ligurian, who trained at the Academy of Piatti, Giacomo Nasei Who passed three qualifying rounds and defeated scoreboard favorite German Liam Gavrilides 64-60. “I played the first set very well – Nosei explained – Then at the beginning of the second set I held on and he started to make mistakes and so I took advantage of that moment and won this race too. “. The most entertaining and tough fight match for the men was the match between Niccolo Siavarela and the Polish Mackiez Kos ended in a blue 67 76 75. The Italians took the match home after 3 hours of play. Well two Swiss who crossed the round are Manfredi Graziani and Andrin Casanova and Slovenian Matic Kriznik who beat Italian Jacopo Bilardo 63-64.
The first two favorites advanced to the women’s draw. Ivalina Laskevich Playing without a flag, Dennis surpassed Valentine 75 60 and Dutchman Isis Lewis van den Brock (2) Gaia wins 36 63 61 over Greco. The entire audience at the Circolo Tennis Fireworks then gathered at the Palagina Court to applaud Anna Paradisi Who is better than Estonian Elizabeth Ayler in two sets (64 64) “Playing at home has never been easier and since then I have played in Italy and tennis clubs for some time – Rafa Nadal of Spain explained the paradigm of training at the academy – At first I was a little bit tense then I started playing my tennis and I was able to go through the rounds. “. Now the derby with Vittoria Paganetti for the Tuscan player. Whoever wins will face number one in the quarter.
Double tournaments have also started which will end on Sunday 17th April with the number two pair of Paradisi and Vandenbrook as the women’s draw favorites with the couple Evilina Laskevic and Ella MacDonald. Among men, the blue pair is Nicolo Siavarela and Daniel Minigini before the couple Mackiez Kos and Stepan Mruzek.
First meeting with expertsMaya Pediatric Hospital The second appointment will be on Friday, April 15 at 5 pm, which deals with the theme “Sports and healthy eating”. “Sports and prevention, the possibility of physical activity for all” Always with the doctors and specialists of Meyer Hospital.
The director of the tournament is Giovanni del Panta and the referee for the event is expert Sebastiano Cavara.
Free access to the Florence 1898 tennis club
During the event, entry to the tournament will be free and it will be a great opportunity for many fans who are able to see the future champions of world tennis live. Circolo del Tennis Firenze 1898 is located in the green lungs of the city, inside the Parco delle Casinos, with its centuries-old tradition and, above all, a place to enjoy fun and exciting encounters. Under the new Covid rule, plant capacity will be 100%, but access to basic stadiums such as stadiums and FPP2 masks will be required for access.
2nd Trophy “St. Larry’s Roda de Belegard”
The winner of the women’s tournament will receive the 2nd “Roda de Bellegard de St. Larry” trophy. The recognition was established in 2019 because Roda de Belegard was a player at the Florence Tennis Club and the first Italian champion for two years in a row. Her main commitment was social, which saw her as a volunteer on the front line during the First World War, a Red Cross nurse. Subsequently, Stigliano was admitted to the hospital where he contracted the dreaded “Spanish” flu, at which age he died at a very young age of 28 years. He received the Silver Medal for Military Heroism for his commitment during the Great War.
The event is sponsored by the Tuscany Region and the Municipality of Florence.
Sponsor and partner of the 2022 tournament:
Thanks to all the sponsors and partners who support the tournament and contribute to the growth of the event and in particular:
To the main sponsor of the Intesa Sanpaolo initiative,
-Prince drinks and food
– Spirulina Bekagli
-Ocean water treatment
– Pandalfini auction house
-Fanfani Clinical Research
-Alianz Florence Center Agency
-CTTI Awards and Blades
– Australian clothing
-Babolat Official Tournament Ball