Rainy Day, Wednesday with 24 matches

The water falling on the ASPRIA Harbor Club prevented a single match from finishing. All the first rounds will be played on Wednesday, both singles and doubles.

24 games in total. In eighteen years of history, it has never happened that so little has been played at the ASPRIA Tennis Cup – BCS Trophy (€74,825, clay) . As in recent days, the rain disturbed the program and did not allow the conclusion of even one match. We experienced one of those days that we are used to seeing at Wimbledon, with the players taking refuge inside the club waiting for it to rain, and the supervisor Riccardo Ragazzini forced to update the playing order five times, in the hope of finishing some meetings. Nothing to be done: only a couple of game windows were possible, insufficient to decree verdicts. Of the three Italians on the pitch, the one who was managing the situation best was Giovanni Fonio, ahead 5-2 against the Frenchman Mathias Bourgue , by virtue of a break obtained in the fourth game thanks to a sumptuous backhand. Balance between Samuel Vincent Ruggeri and Michael Vrbensky, with the Czech ahead 4-3 (but without a break), while Enrico Dalla Valle’s match began on an uphill climb, trailing 3-1 against Ignacio Buse. That’s all, because the rain gave the tournament no chance despite the efforts of the organizers, who unleashed several staff to make the fields accessible in the shortest time possible. But every time we set off again, the rain started falling again. A real curse. The program will start again on Wednesday at 10am and includes 24 matches, all the first rounds of singles and doubles . On the Central Court, after the continuation of Vincent Ruggeri-Vrbensky, Ramos-Buenos, the eagerly awaited Cinà-Cecchinato and Varillas-Debru will be played, before two doubles matches. With the program so late, it couldn’t be otherwise.


First Round Singles – To be completed
Ignacio Buse (PER) vs. Enrico Dalla Valle (ITA) 3-1
Michael Vrbensky (CZE) vs. Samuel Vincent Ruggeri (ITA) 4-3
Giovanni Fonio (ITA) vs. Mathias Bourgue (FRA) 5-2
Filip Cristian Jianu (ROM) vs. Javier Barranco Cosano (SPA)