Only one match of the men’s singles second round required three sets. Brazilian Daniel Rodrigues, seeded number 5, won 6:2, 6:7 (4), 6:2 with Steffen Sommerfeld from Germany, 2009 finalist. However, it was not the longest duel of the day.
For the first time players from South Korea take part in POPO. Sang-Ho Oh and Ha-Gel Lee have found a great way to immediately attract public awareness. They know each other very well, so they played for a long time, patiently and accurately. Oh beat higher ranked compatriot 7:5, 6:3 and both still have a doubles match to play today. They will appear on the same side of the net.
Lee, number 6, was not only seeded player defeated today. He joined Australian Ben Weekes, number 3, beaten 6:2, 6:1 by the Greek Stefanos Diamantis.