POUILLE DOWNS SECOND SEED

Four days to go for TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open, two players to compete in Istanbul, Lucas Pouille and Federico Delbonis move on in Romanian capital Bucharest.

After reaching last 16 respectively in Miami and Monte Carlo Masters, 22-year-old Pouille continues to keep up the good work. Breaking the total ace record holder and 2nd seed Karlovic’s serve three times Frenchman grabbed a 6-3, 6-4 win to set the quarterfinal against Paolo Lorenzi.

3rd seed Delbonis from Argentina made a solid start to BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy. Against Illya Marchenko of Ukraine, Delbonis needed 1 hour and 32 minutes to complete the game in straight-sets 7-5, 6-2. He will meet Marco Cecchinato on the way to the semi-final.

Delbonis, Pouille, Karlovic and Marchenko will all meet the Istanbul fans at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open which will take place at the Garanti Koza Arena between 25 April – 1 May.