BLOIS, June 25, 2018
Scott Griekspoor had just one match win at ATP Challenger level in the past two years, entering the clay-court event in France this week. Now, the 27-year-old Dutchman has become the champion of the 17th edition of the €43,000 Internationeaux de Tennis de Blois.
Griekspoor defeaeted No. 5 seed Félix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in Sunday’s singles final 6-4, 6-4. The World No. 282 saved seven of the eight break points he faced and converted three of his own to seal victory in one hour and 52 minutes.
🇳🇱 Scott Griekspoor had just one match win at the #ATPChallenger level in the past two years, entering the week in Blois.
Now, he’s a champion… pic.twitter.com/2wa6YbpT1u
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) 24. Juni 2018
By lifting his maiden title on the ATP Challenger Tour, Griekspoor takes away €6,190 in prize money as well as 80 ATP ranking points. He rises 66 spots to a career-high No. 216 in the ATP Rankings.
On Saturday, Fabricio Neis of Brazil and Spaniard David Vega Hernandez took the doubles title. The unseeded duo fought past No. 3 seeds Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Taipei and Rameez Junaid from Australia 7-6(4), 6-1. The encounter lasted one hour and 15 minutes.