De Greef Wins Prosperita Open

Arthur de Greef and Nino Serdarusic (photo: Prosperita Open)

OSTRAVA, May 7, 2018

Arthur de Greef has clinched his first title since 2016 lifting the trophy of the €64,000 Prosperita Open on Sunday. The 26-year-old from Belgium rallied past first-time finalist Nino Serdarusic of Croatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 on the clay courts in Ostrava.

De Greef broke his opponent seven times and won 53 per cent of the total points played to seal victory in one hour and 54 minutes. The Uccle native beat second seed Sergiy Stakhovsky, Czech young gun Zdenek Kolar and Italian Matteo Donati en route to the title match.

Following his triumph in Liberec two years ago, de Greef hoisted his second ATP Challenger trophy. He earns €9,200 in prize money as well as 90 ATP ranking points, moving up 70 positions to World No. 219.

On Saturday, Attila Balazs of Hungary and Goncalo Oliveira of Portugal took the doubles crown. The No. 4 seeds beat Lukas Rosol from the Czech Republic and Sergiy Stakhovsky from Ukraine 6-0, 7-5. The final lasted 61 minutes.