Fourth favorite, eliminated in the first round

Fourth favorite, eliminated in the first round
The Brazilian Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida (228 ATP), coming from the qualifications, produced the first surprise of the day at the Concord Iași Open. In the first game on field 5, the South American defeated the Russian Alexander Shevchenko (155 ATP), the fourth favorite, score 6-1, 6-4. In round 2, Almeida will meet another player from the qualifiers, the winner between the Romanian Ștefan Paloși and the Belgian De Loore.