The Orlando Challenger field – on a hard outside – logically brings together the same players as Cary. Titled in North Carolina, Denis Kudla (n ° 2) knows that in the event of a double, he will approach the 100. The American, 114th in the world, started well this Tuesday by controlling the lucky loser Kevin King in two sets (6-4, 6-3). This Wednesday, he will play his round of 16 against his compatriot Patrick kypson (wc). At the top of the table, the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (n ° 1) will want to go further than in North Carolina where he was surprised by the Dane Mikael Torpegaard. He attacked well against the American qualifier Stefan Kozlov, outclassed 6-1, 6-3. For his part, the Colombian Daniel galan (# 3) was eliminated by the American Bjorn Fratangelo in two small sets (6-3, 6-3).
Beaten Sunday in the last qualifying round, Sadio Doumbia had no luck in the lucky loser draw. But this Tuesday, he replaced the American at the last minute Sam Riffice (wc). Opposed to the Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran, seeded n ° 4, he was unfortunately defeated (6-3, 7-5). The Toulousain transformed only one break point in five. He has double with Fabien Reboul.