SCHEVENINGEN, July 22, 2018
Thiemo de Bakker delighted the home crowd at The Hague Open 2018 by lifting his first ATP Challenger trophy in three years. The 29-year-old from the Netherlands beat top seed Yannick Maden of Germany 6-2, 6-1 in Sunday’s final of the €64,000 clay-court event in Scheveningen.
De Bakker, who entered the main draw with a wild card, saved both break points he faced, capitalizing on four of his own to seal victory in one hour and nine minutes.
It’s Thiemo’s time!@Thiemodebakker is the champion in Scheveningen, taking the title 62 61 over top seed Yannick Maden
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) 22. Juli 2018
The former World No. 40 clinched his 11th ATP Challenger career crown, his first since 2015, and earns €9,200 in prize money as well as 90 ATP Ranking points.
Earlier in the day, Ruben Gonzales of the Philippines and US-American Nathaniel Lammons took the doubles title. The No. 4 seeds defeated the third favourites Luis David Martinez of Venezuela and Goncalo Oliveira from Portugal 6-3, 6-7(8), 10-5. The final lasted one hour and 29 minutes.