Olivetti Bounces Boltz Out of France F21 Futures in Nevers

by John on October 6, 2016

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Big-serving Albano Olivetti served his way past tenacious fellow Frenchman Sebastien Boltz 7-6 (5), 6-3 last night in a second round clash at the French F21 Futures in Nevers. Olivetti, ranked No. 427 in the world, is competing for the sixth straight week as he seeks to improve his ranking with heavy play and a strong closing finish to the 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-8 Frenchman will meet No. 5 seed and doubles partner at Nevers, Calvin Hemery, in the quarterfinals on Friday in a bid to reach his third consecutive semifinal berth on the Futures circuit. Olivetti, holder of the record for the second fastest clocked serve at 160 mph, was not broken, blasted 26 aces in 11 service games and won 88 percent of the points on his first serve against the 23-year-old Boltz. Boltz, for his part, served well too, landing 70 percent of his first deliveries and winning 67 percent of his first serves and 62 percent of his second. The 23-year-old hit five aces and was broken just once, while saving one of two break points. Olivetti erased all four of the break points against his serve, including two in the second game of the match and two more in the seventh game of the second set, immediately after breaking Boltz’s serve. In fitting style, Olivetti served out the match with an ace on his third match point. It was over in one hour and 42 minutes.

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