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The Colombian tennis player was runner-up in the doubles event of the Antalya tournament in Turkey.
There are times when an unexpected start for a tennis player forces them to look for sensations to take course in the season. Often happens. Many times. And that is why players look for events to regain confidence, they even enter the doubles modality that gives – although it is said that it does not – essential elements.
On this occasion, in what was his fifth event in Europe, Colombian Nicolás Mejía was a finalist in the doubles at the M15 in Antalya, Turkey. The national tennis player teamed up with the Spanish Pedro Vives Marcos with whom he fell in the decisive game against the Argentines Matías Zukas and Agustín Velotti.
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The score of the match: 6-2, 5-7 and 5-10 after one hour and 38 minutes of play. In the course of this week, the Colsanitas team member and his running mate beat the first-seeded Swedes Filip Bergevi and Markus Eriksson in the first round, by a double 6-3, in the quarterfinals over Mexicans Luis Patiño and Gerardo López doubly 6-4, and in the semifinals they left the Argentines Genaro Olivieri and Pedro Cachín by 6-2, 3-6 and 10-6.
This was Mejía’s first final in tournaments belonging to the World Tennis Tour Circuit, after 17 months, recalling that the most recent had been in the M25 in Portoviejo (Ecuador) in August 2019.
Since then, the national tennis player, who turned 21 on February 11, focused on Challenger tournaments, a process interrupted by the pandemic and physical problems that forced him to return to these competitions with the firm objective of adding more matches.
Mejía will continue with his competitive calendar in this city, where next week he will face a tournament with similar characteristics.
* Text: press office