04 Feb Kazan Kremlin Cup: Conor Niland Mens Doubles Results
Kazan Kremlin Cup: Conor Niland Mens Doubles Results
Conor Niland and Louk Sorensen travelled to Russia this week for the $50,000 ATP Challenger Tour event in Kazan.
Conor Niland competed in the first round of the mens doubles yesterday with partner Gero Kretschmer (GER). They faced German duo Tobias Kamke /Julian Reister and were unfortunate not to proceed suffering a 6-4 4-6 10-2 defeat to the Germans.
In the mens singles, Conor Niland had a 6-3 6-2 win over Anton Manegin (RUS) in the first round on Tuesday. Niland previously defeated the Russian 6-1 6-2 at the Saransk Challenger event last August. He will now play Sergei Bubka (UKR) this afternoon in the second round.
This is Niland’s first tournament since the Australian Open where he achieved a place in the final round of the mens singles qualifiers.
Louk Sorensen faced Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) in the first round and was unfortunate to suffer a 6-2 6-4 defeat to the Moscow native.
Sorensen, who has a ranking of 213, advanced from the Australian Open mens singles qualifiers to the second round of the main draw. Last week, he received a wildcard into the mens singles main draw at the ATP Heilbronn Challenger in Germany.