Great appearance of Leon Gabriel at Swiss Nationals

13.07.2018. 17:45

Last week the Swiss Nationals took place in Ticino. Bozovic Tennis Academy had 3 players in the qualification of the the 12&U N1/R9 category with different performances.

While Sophie Nagel (R6) and our recently nominated national squad player Nikola Djosic (R4) lost early, our talented player Leon Gabriel (R5) played a very strong qualification. In his 1st round he did beat Tiago Peterhans (R5) in 3 sets with 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. In the 2nd round he faced number 4 seeded Rayan Berrada (R4) and won in a tough battle with 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. His 3rd and crucial match was against number 12 seeded Charlie Bazil. As expected, it was a huge fight that lasted more than 2 ½ hours with an outdoor temperature of more than 30 degrees. Last but not least, our Leon won after another impressive performance with 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and qualified well-deserved for the Nationals main draw. There he played against Baran Selo (R4) and lost 1-6, 4-6. But he was much closer to his opponent than the result showed.

It was a great appearance from Leon in Locarno and he seems to be ready for further successes like that one. Great job Leon, we are very proud of you!


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