MUNICH, August 8, 2019 (by Dietmar Kaspar)
M25 Roehampton GBR – Teenager Jack Draper triumphs on home soil
The GB Pro Series Roehampton tournament, which was held at the National Tennis Centre in London, concluded with Jack Draper winning the title.
The 17-year-old talent, who was ranked No. 7 in ITF Juniors last year, emerged victorious from the all-British semi-final against No. 2 seed Paul Jubb in straight sets.
Daniel Cukierman from Israel defeated British Alastair Gray in the semi-final encounter of the qualifiers in three sets.
Left-handed Draper outpointed his 24-year-old opponent 108-93 in the championship match to seal a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory in two hours and 41 minutes. The No. 3 seed celebrated his fourth career title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M25 Decatur USA – Jenson Brooksby captures back-to-back titles in the United States
In-form Jenson Brooksby got the crown of the Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic, hosted at Fairview Park Tennis Complex in Illinois, to celebrate his second consecutive title on the ITF Pro Circuit.
The 18-year-old US-American rallied past Hady Habib from Lebanon in the stage of the last four in two sets.
Argentine No. 7 seed Santiago Fa Rodriguez Taverna knocked off last week’s Cancun-champion Christian Langmo from the United States in the semi-finals in three sets.
No. 3 seed Brooksby converted three of his eight break-point chances without losing a service game to secure a 6-1, 6-4 victory after 69 minutes. He lifted his third career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved on US-American soil this season.
M25 Dublin IRL – Veteran Igor Sijsling celebrates his third title of the season
Former ATP No. 52 Igor Sijsling is the champion of the AIG Irish Open presented by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, held at Carrickmines Tennis Club in Dublin.
The 31-year-old Dutch knocked off Irish No. 7 seed Simon Carr in the stage of the final four in three sets.
The tournament’s No. 2 Ryan Peniston emerged victorious from the all-British semi-final with No. 6 seed Andrew Watson in three sets.
Top seeded Sijsling outpointed his 23-year-old rival 80-70, to get the final win by the score of 6-4, 7-6. After one hour and 28 minutes, he lifted his 10th singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour in addition to his seven titles on the ATP Challenger Tour.
M25 Bolzano ITA – Home win for young gun Riccardo Balzerani
The Sparkasse-AlperiaTrophy, held at Tennis Club Bolzano, concluded with the triumph of Riccardo Balzerani.
The 20-year-old Italian rallied past No. 8 seeded Rio de Janeiro-born Christian Lindell, who is representing Sweden, in the semi-finals in straight sets.
In the title match, he faced 26-year-old Elmar Ejupovic, who eased past No. 3 seed Daniel Dutra da Silva from Brazil in the stage of the last four in three sets.
No. 5 seed Balzerani withstood 10 aces from his German opponent to seal a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win after two hours and 29 minutes. After his championship in Pontedera last year, he celebrated his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour on Italian soil.
M25 Nonthaburi THA – Renta Tokuda dominates in Thailand
Renta Tokuda got the trophy of the M25 Nonthaburi tournament, which was hosted at the venue of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, without dropping a set during the entire week.
The 21-year-old top seed emerged victorious from the all-Japanese semi-final against No. 4 seed Shintaro Imai.
Uzbek No. 2 seed Sanjar Fayziev sealed a title match of the favourites in beating former No. 5 in ITF Junior rankings Yu Hsiou Hsu from Chinese Taipei in two sets.
Hiroshima-born Tokuda broke the service of his 25-year-old rival four times to prevail in the championship match after 73 minutes by the score of 6-3, 6-3. He lifted his fifth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Brussels BEL – Christopher Heyman prevails on home soil
Christopher Heyman claimed the title of the Brussels City Open BATD Tour 2019, held at Royal Primerose Club de Bruxelles.
The 25-year-old Belgian took the last step to the final in defeating teenager Nick Hardt from the Dominican Republic in straight sets.
Qualifier Guy den Heijer advanced to the championship match by winning the all-Dutch semi-final versus No. 5 seeded teenager Jesper de Jong in three sets.
Lasting one hour and 55 minutes, top seed Heyman came back from a set down to get the final win by the score of 2-6, 6-0, 6-4. The lefty celebrated his 16th career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, his fourth in 2019.
M15 Xativa ESP – Teenager Imanol Lopez Morillo captures his maiden trophy
Imanol Lopez Morillo triumphed at the Orysol ITF Futures, held at Club Tenis Camp Bixquert de Xativa.
The 19-year-old Spaniard, who knocked off top seed Nikolas Sanchez Izquierdo of Spain in the stage of the final eight, made the last step to the title match by beating his No. 6 seeded countryman Carlos Lopez Montagud in three sets.
No. 4 seed Pol Toledo Bague from Spain fought past Kazakh No. 2 seed Timofei Skatov, who was ranked No. 1 in ITF Juniors last year, in the semi-finals in straight sets.
Unseeded Lopez Morillo fired eight aces in the title match, to outpoint his 24-year-old rival 75-74. After two hours and 5 minutes, he sealed a 7-6, 6-4 win to lift his first Pro title.
M15 Tabarka TUN – Mathieu Perchicot celebrates his first title of the season
Mathieu Perchicot prevailed at the Magic Tours tournament, hosted at Thabraca Magic Hotel. Following two final appearances earlier this season, he claimed his first title in 2019.
The 26-year-old French rallied past Dutch teenager Max Houkes in the stage of the last four in a tough three-set battle.
No. 4 seed Filip Cristian Jianu from Romania advanced to the final by defeating Briton Stuart Parker in three sets including two tie-breaks. 17-year-old Jianu, who practices at the IMG Academy, was ranked No. 5 in ITF Juniors earlier this season.
Breaking his opponent six times by losing three of his own service games, No. 2 seed Perchicot sealed a 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 win after exactly two hours of play. The Biarritz native lifted his third career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Novi Sad SRB – Arklon Huertas del Pino crowns his dream week
The M15 Novi Sad tournament, held at Tennis Club Meridiana, culminated in the triumph of Arklon Huertas del Pino. Additionally to his championship in the singles competition, the Peruvian clinched the doubles title together with his brother Conner Huertas del Pino.
In a family-affair semi-final, No. 8 seeded Arklon Huertas del Pino benefited from the retirement of his brother Conner at the score of 2-6, 6-4.
Ljubomir Celebik from Montenegro battled past Slovenian No. 6 seed Tom Kocevar-Desman in the stage of the final four in straight sets.
Huertas del Pino won the title match 6-3, 7-6 after two hours and three minutes to lift his maiden trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Chitila ROU – Clay-court specialist Hernan Casanova captures his third title of the season
Hernan Casanova is the champion of the Chitila Open Tennis, which was held at C.S. Chitila.
The 25-year-old emerged victorious from the all-Argentinean semi-final versus No. 7 seed Facundo Juarez in straight sets.
The tournament’s No. 5 Bogdan Ionut Apostol from Romania booked the spot for the final after defeating French Quentin Folliot in straight sets.
Top seed Casanova outpointed his 23-year-old rival 85-74 to claim a 6-4, 7-5 win after two hours and 24 minutes. The Buenos Aires native celebrated his 16th singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Agadir MAR – Veteran Lamine Ouahab clinches back-to-back titles on home soil
Following his title in Tanger, Lamine Ouahab got victorious at the M15 Agadir tournament, hosted at Royal Tennis Club d’Agadir. The 34-year-old Moroccan celebrated his 33rd singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour in addition to his two triumphs on the ATP Challenger Tour.
The former No. 114 in ATP rankings, who entered the tournament on position two, advanced from the all-Moroccan semi-final versus No. 3 seed Adam Moundir in three sets.
No. 6 seed Nicolas Alberto Arreche from Argentina made the last step by beating Brazilian top seed Jordan Correia in three sets.
In the final, Ouahab came back from a set down clinch a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 win in two hours and 17 minutes.
M15 Cancun MEX – Joshua Ortlip celebrates his maiden title
Joshua Ortlip got the crown of the Cancun Tennis Cup, held at Cancun Tennis Academy.
The 22-year-old US-American advanced from the bottom half of the draw by defeating Chilean teenager Daniel Antonio Nunez, battled through the qualifying, in straight sets.
French No.4 seed Jean Thirouin rallied past Mwendwa Mbithi from the United States in the semi-finals.
In the title match, unseeded Ortlip outpointed his 21-year-old rival 85-79 to claim a 6-4, 7-6 win after two hours and 26 minutes. Following his first singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, he clinched the doubles title with his partner Breno Souza Plentz.
M15 Telavi GEO – Teenager Yan Bondarevskiy with maiden title on the ITF Pro Circuit
The Telavi Open 2019, hosted at Telavi Tennis Club concluded with the championship of Yan Bondarevskiy.
The 19-year-old Russian, who entered the tournament on position five, battled past Estonian Kristjan Tamm in the stage of the final four in two clear sets.
21-year-old Alexander Donski from Bulgaria knocked off qualifier Cengiz Aksu from Turkey in the semi-finals in straight sets.
Capitalizing on five of his six break-point chances by losing one of his own service games in the title match, Bondarevskiy secured a 6-4, 6-0 win after 74 minutes. The No. 5 seed lifted his first trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.