Fortunski Ends Muratore’s Hopes

Mieszko Fortunski (POL)

Feijen still has one foot in the door

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: 21-year-old Mieszko Fortunski (POL) just ended all hopes for Bruno Muratore (ITA), ousting him clearly with 8:3.

It has not been the best tournament for Italy's Bruno Muratore. He lost his second match to Fortunski's teammate Kudlik with 6:8. On the one-loss-side, he achieved a close 8:7 victory over his fellow countryman Gabriele Crovetto which brought him into the match against Fortunski. The Polish youngster had just received a whitewash from Dimitri Jungo with 8:0. Psychologically, the advantage should have been on Muratore's side. He just won a fiercely contested match. But as often in life, things do not happen as expected. In fact, Muratore never got started in the match. After seven racks he was trailing 1:6. A disaster was looming ahead of him. Suddenly, Fortunski showed some weakness and Muratore had to get back in the match or die trying. The Italian got back, winning two racks in a row, showing that he is by far not yet finished. However, Fortunski was not too impressed by that. He continued on his road to victory and took another two racks for a spot in the loser's qualification round while Muratore's journey in the Dynamic Billard Bosnia & Hercegovina Open Euro-Tour ended in 49th rank.


Other notable results from the winner's qualification round include player of the year 2012 Nick Van Den Berg (NED) winning over his teammate Stefan Sprangers (NED) by the skin of his teeth with 8:7. The same result was good for former World Champion Oliver Ortmann (GER) in his match with Andreas Gerwen (SWE). On the loser's side, the tournament for Euro-Tour ranking leader Niels Feijen (NED) continues. After losing to Cohen last night, he terminated Juan Carlos Exposito (ESP) today with 8:7.

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