Botic van de Zandschulp has advanced to the 2nd round of the ATP tournament in Antwerp! In 3 sets he was too strong for Alexei Popyrin: 6-3, 3-6, 6-0. Van de Zandschulp needed more than 1.5 hours to put his opponent aside.
Popyrin is 13 positions lower than Van de Zandschulp in the global ranking. The Dutchman is in 62 place and will compete in the second round against the American Reilly Opelka or his compatriot Jenson Brooksby. Opelka is the number 25 in the world.
Van de Zandschulp plays his first tournament in Antwerp after being eliminated in the first round at the masters tournament of Indian Wells, a week and a half ago.