OPATIJA, March 27, 2018
Geoffrey Blancaneaux won the $15,000 ITF Pro Circuit event in Opatija, the final stop of the ISTARSKA RIVIJERA, a three-week clay-court-swing and oldest international tennis event held in Croatia. The 19-year-old Frenchman fought past top seed Nino Serdarusic of Croatia 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in Sunday’s singles final.
Second favourite Blancaneaux capitalized on five of his 13 break point opportunities and outpointed his opponent 88-67 to prevail after two hours and 19 minutes. The teenager from Paris clinched his fifth Futures trophy, his first of the season. Blancaneaux took away $1,944 in prize money as well as 18 ATP Ranking points. He reaches a new career high World No. 276.
— Francois Lacombe (@FrancLacombe) 25. März 2018
On Saturday, Tomas Lipovsek Puches of Argentina and Brazilian Bruno Sant’Anna clinched the doubles crown. The second seeds beat Ljubomir Celebic from Macedonia and Peter Nagy of Hungary 6-4, 6-1. The final lasted 50 minutes.