BANJA LUKA, September 18, 2017
Maximilian Marterer clinched the title of the €43,000 Banja Luka Challenger with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Spanish youngster Carlos Taberner in Sunday’s final, which started with a delay of more than three hours due to bad weather.
Marterer was in total control of the match, saved the only break point he faced, converting four of his own to prevail in just under one hour of play.
By lifting his third ATP Challenger trophy and his first on European soil, the third seed from Germany earned €6,190 in prize money as well as 80 ATP ranking points. Taberner took away €3,650 and 48 ATP ranking points.
“It was a good week for me. Every match was a battle. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my best day in the final,” the runner-up told.
Both players will next compete in the Sibiu Open Challenger in Romania.