ISMANING, November 2, 2023
Max Hans Rehberg headlined Thursday’s second-round action at the Wolffkran Open presented by Tannenhof by beating fellow German Mats Rosenkranz 7-6(5), 6-4.
The 20-year-old wild card entry from Munich capitalized on two of his six break-point chances and won 52 per cent of the total points played to seal victory in one hour and 37 minutes.
“Today, I didn’t feel quite as good, and I’ve certainly hit the ball better before. It’s even cooler that I managed to win the match despite that,” said Rehberg. “When I was behind after the break, I thought about my successes from last year and pulled myself together.”
Bellier beats Otte
In the top half of the draw, Antoine Bellier edged out Oscar Otte of Germany. The 27-year-old Swiss qualifier, who captured one ITF Pro Circuit title on carpet in Sarreguemines, France four years ago, struck 14 aces and won 86 per cent of his first-service points to succeed in one hour and 18 minutes.
Bellier will next take on his compatriot and 2020 Wolffkran Open champion Marc-Andrea Huesler.
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Home favourite Rudolf Molleker benefited from the retirement of top seed Dominic Stricker from Switzerland to reach the quarterfinals. The World No. 90 was forced to stop playing after winning the first set 7-6(2) and trailing 4-1 in the second due to a back injury.
Molleker will next play Alibek Kachmazov of Russia, who fought past Frenchman Mathias Bourgue 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 25 minutes.