Bester will not return to final

philip-bester-pas-joue-gout(Granby) Philip Bester will not repeat his exploits of last year when he reached the finals of the Challenger.

Thursday evening, Bester was defeated 6-4, 7-5 before the Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama, a player from qualifying, second round. And he was disappointed, Vancouver athlete.

“I have not served well and took advantage Yasutaka, he said. It hurts my heart because I love playing so much here. Too bad…”

Earlier in the day, his compatriot and teammate in doubles, Peter Polansky had lowered the flag in three sets to Australian Andrew Whittington. Bester and Polansky team champions in 2015, will try to reach the semifinals Friday.

Another disappointment was that it was the French Vincent Millot, champion of the tournament last year, which was also eliminated in the second round. The seventh favorite lost in three sets before the Irishman James McGee, another qualified.

“I played badly simply confessed Millot. For a month, I’m terrible! ”

In doubles, the adventure of Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger Aliassime ended Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Shapovalov is measured at the American Sekou Bangoura, Friday night, then he will try to earn his place in the semis.

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