Second Seeded Lammons/Withrow With Early Exit In Doubles Tournament

The second seeds, Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow couldn’t finish the season in style. The Americans, who narrowly missed a Nitto ATP Finals spot, were defeated at the start of the Sofia Open 2023. In an exciting match, they lost with a championship tiebreak to Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) / Denis Molchanov (Ukraine) – 6:7 (8 ), 6:2, 7-10.

In the quarterfinals, Golubev and Molchanov will meet Australians – Andrew Harris / Riiki Hinjikata or Max Purcell / John-Patrick Smith.

Julian Cash (Great Britain) / Nikola Mektic (Croatia) had a victorious star after 4:6, 6:1, 10-7 over Nikola Cacic (Serbia) / Philipp Oswald (Austria). Mektic is looking for a third Sofia trophy after winning it in 2018 and 2019.

Earlier in the day, the Bulgarians Aleksandar Donski and Alexander Lazarov, who participated with a “wild card”, left the doubles tournament after a defeat in two sets – 4:6, 4:6, to Simone Bolelli (Italy) and another Sofia Open Champion – Matwe Middelkoop (Netherlands).

Tomorrow, the schedule of the Sofia Open starts with the singles main draw, as the first matches begin at 10 o’clock local time.


The tournament is held with the support of Inbet, Nova Broadcasting Group, А1, Diema Extra, Electrohold, Sofiamed, First Investment Bank, Europa Bullion, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Tourism.