Sunday the European Open officially started and immediately the Lotto Arena almost witnessed a small stunt: Michael Geerts kept a steady pace with Salvatore Caruso for a long stretch, but the Italian managed to win in the end in two sets: 7-6 and 6-4.
Michael Geerts (ATP 391) almost pulled a stunt on the opening day. However, the 25-year old from Antwerp lost against the Italian Salvatore Caruso (27), number 77 on the ATP ranking in two sets: 7-6 and 6-4.
Kei Nishikori: “I can’t wait”
Kei Nishikori (ATP 35) made some time for the press this morning. “I am very excited to be here in Antwerp. I’m still on my way back after an injury last year, but I’m eager to finish a good tournament”. The 30-year-old Japanese player will play in the first round on Tuesday against Spaniard Pablo Andujar (ATP 54). Both players already battled five times on the court, Nishikori managed to win four times.