Folkart Izmir Cup's main draw down to eight in first four days, then quarter finals stage is arrive. Including five seeds and one qualifier, eight players from different countries will be challenging to grab a berth in final-four. Here's the summary for quarter final clashes:


Georgian Alex Metreveli, named after his grandfather who played 1973 Wimbledon singles final, will appears challenger quarter final stage for the first time. His duty will be very tough, because Tunisian No.2 seed Malik Jaziri will be other side on the net in that match. Jaziri, playing his fifth Izmir Cup this year, recorded 45 pro match wins in this season, is looking his second Challenger semi final in 2015. Tunisian star, who always had warm welcome from Izmir crowd, will meet Metreveli very first time in her lengthy career. 


Slovakia’s No.2 Lukas Lacko won two easy match on the way to quarters, will be looking so solid at the moment. Despite his turbulent performance in recent weeks, he is looking to increase his level thoughness. However, it doesn’t mean quarter final match-up will be easy for him, because up-and-comer Ramkumar Ramanathan has been proved his mental strength in first two round. Young Indian would be a steady test to experienced Slovakian. 


Turkish star Marsel Ilhan reached his seventh quarter final in Izmir after beating Serbian Ivan Bjelica to matchup with another Balkan player Mirza Basic, who came from set and a break down against Matija Pecovic in second round. Marsel lost to Basic in their only encounter in the past at the 2014 Eckental Challenger, he will seek his revenge in his home crowd. World No 148 Basic won Recanati Challenger previous month and made his fifth Challenger quarter-final in a row.


Romanian power-player Marius Copil has reached to last eight at the Folkart Izmir Cup after winning great battle versus Illya Ivashka. Big serving Copil’s next opponent will be similar style Uzbek Farrukh Dustov, the eight seeded player here. The pair met two times before as both encounter went to three-setter, Copil eliminated him with 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 scoreline in Zagreb. Considered as closest battle of the day; most likely, their clash in Örnekköy also would be a three-setter classic.