Filler takes down Stepanov
Joshua Filler (GER) has defeated Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) in an exciting match with 9:4.
It was a tough draw for both in the first winner’s round. Filler made short work of Kristjan Kuusik (EST) and won 9:4 in the first round match. Stepanov had a walk-over in that round. Then these two high-standard players met. They have both taken a silver medal last week, Stepanov in straight pool and Filler in 9-ball. The heat seemed to be on in the match. After eight racks, the scoreboard displayed a tie at 4:4. None of the two could get away from the opponent. „Both our breaks did not work in the beginning“, stated Filler in an interview. „Finally, at 4:4 my break started to be good. Fortunately for me, Stepanov still had to struggle.“ That was the difference that one of them needed. Filler consequently made use of Stepanov’s break and put also his own racks in his account. In the end, Filler defeated Stepanov with 9:4 and advanced to the next winner’s round where he will play Alen Muratovic (BIH) tomorrow morning at 10:30 CET.
Other interesting results from today include Daniele Corrieri (ITA) winning with 9:8 only over Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS). Nick Ekonomopoulos (GRE) defeated Karl Boyes (GBR) also with the same result in the same round. Sebastian Ludwig (GER) remained the upper hand over Mieszko Fortunski (POL) 9:5.
In the women’s event, Tamara Peeters-Rademakers (NED) managed to defeat Kristina Grim (GER) 7:4. Melanie Suessenguth (GER) overpowered her teammate Ina Kaplan (GER) 7:2.
Action continues here tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET in the Open event with matches of the second round, winners and losers. In the women’s event, matches of the first winner’s and loser’s round will be played.
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