Nicholas David Ionel, defeated in the eighth by the Frenchman Blancaneaux

Nicholas David Ionel's course at the Concord Iași Open stopped in the round of 16. After a spectacular success obtained in the first round in front of the much more experienced Croatian Borna Coric, former world number 12, Ionel was defeated in the eighth round by the Frenchman Geoffrey Blancaneaux (world number 166, fifth favorite), score 6-1, 6-2 .
The Hexagon player, who eliminated Filip Jianu in the first round, will play in the quarterfinals with the Brazilian Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida, world number 228, coming from the qualifications. The South American went into the eighth after an extremely spectacular match by the Belgian Joris De Loore, score 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4.