Yannick Hanfmann plays great in China, his second victory

Great start of Beijing ATP tournament for Hanfmann

by Sededin Dedovic
Yannick Hanfmann plays great in China, his second victory
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The qualifications for the final part of the tournament in Beijing have begun in earnest. We were able to witness very good matches, with a lot of twists and turns. It seems that the tennis players are really warmed up for this tournament in China.

This can be concluded because we haven't seen such an approach to the tournament for a long time, especially among tennis players who are somewhere lower on the ATP list. This kind of introduction to the tournament tells us that we are going to watch a really interesting main part of the tournament.

The Chinese have once again proven themselves to be experts in organization. They prepared for this tournament very quickly this year and right from the beginning we could see that this is the best organized tournament in Beijing so far.

German Yannick Hanfmann (53rd on the world list) stood like the Great Wall of China in front of Serbian tennis players in the qualifications for the main tournament in Beijing. After Dusan Lajović (54), whom he defeated in the first round with 6:3, 7:6 (9:7), he also defeated Miomir Kecmanović (46) – 6:1, 6:4.

A tough schedule awaits this German, it will be very interesting to watch his next match

He will meet with the first seeded Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the second "racket" in the world. Whoever is more successful will win the duel between the Italian Lorenzo Musetti (18) and the Russian Karen Khachanov (14), who made the overture with a triumph in the Chinese city of Zhuhai, which is his first trophy after his victory against Novak Djokovic in the final of the Masters Series tournament in Paris Hall "Bercy" in 2018.

There were some surprises in this tournament as well, however, it is still very early to predict who could enter the final part from the second plan. Considering the interest of the world public in this tournament in Beijing, we get the feeling that in the coming years this tournament will gain much more importance.