TIBURON, September 30, 2019
Tommy Paul is the champion of the First Republic Tiburon Challenger held on hard courts at the Tiburon Peninsula Club. The top seed from the United States battled past No. 8 seeded Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in Sunday’s singles final, winning 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4.
Paul won 76 per cent of his first-service points and broke his opponent’s serve five times to prevail after two hours and 45 minutes.
It’s @TommyPaul1‘s world. We’re just living in it.
Title No. 3 for the 🇺🇸 this year, outlasting Kokkinakis 75 67(3) 64 for the Tiburon 🏆 pic.twitter.com/wlrVW3zhsb
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) September 30, 2019
A day earlier, after completing the semi-finals, Paul said he hadn’t been playing his best during the week, but it didn’t show. He and Kokkinakis displayed top form in a competition that had them trading places in the lead throughout the match. “This was a great week for me. I felt like I was kind of building momentum,” said Paul, who was at his third Tiburon Challenger.
The 22-year-old New Jersey native clinched his third ATP Challenger title of the season following his triumphs on home soil in Sarasota and New Haven. Paul pocketed $14,400 in prize money as well as 100 ATP Ranking points.
Galloway/Maytin win doubles title
Earlier in the day, Rob Galloway from the United States and Robert Maytin of Venezuela prevailed to win the doubles competition, defeating US-American JC Aragone and Darian King of Barbados 6-2, 7-5 in 58 minutes.
“It was a great second set. They really fought back,” said Galloway, as he congratulated Aragone and King on their performance.