Ruusuvuori E./Zhurbin A. - Khabibulin T./Manafov V
Timur Khabibulin and Vladyslav Manafov will play against Emil Ruusuvuori and Alexander Zhurbin in the first round of the challenger in Samarkand.
This will be the first match between these two doubles, because Ruusuvuori and Zhurbin play for the first time together in a tournament.
Khabibulin and Manfov are the third favorites in this tournament. They played several matches and tournaments before this tournament. In this tournament, last season they won twice, played semifinals, so they are not expected to lose in the first round of this season, They also played one challenger on the clay last week, they won twice in this tournament, played semifinals, it will be very close to repeat that result in this tournament because Ruusuvuori and Zhurbin are no better than doubles players.
Ruusuvuori played single before this match, won in three sets, it was a tough match, Zhurbin is also still active in the singles in this tournament, it will be their priority in this tournament.
Khabibulin play only doubles in this tournament, Manafov already lost in the first round of the singles in this tournament, so the two will be completely ready for this match, and there are great chances that after two sets it will be possible to pass in the second round of this tournament.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 14.05. 13:00h