BRATISLAVA, November 15, 2015
Qualifier Egor Gerasimov captured his maiden title on the ATP Challenger Tour, winning the € 85,000 Peugeot Slovak Open in Bratislava.
The 23-year-old Belorussian, who had only won two ITF Future titles on home soil before, defeated fourth seed and local favourite Lukas Lacko in Sunday’s final 7-6, 7-6. Gerasimov fired 19 aces and won 81% of his first service points to seal victory in one hour and 25 minutes.
For his biggest win in his career so far, Gerasimov earns € 12,250 in prize money as well as 110 ATP ranking points. “I am very happy that I won this tournament. It is the biggest victory of my career so far. I won here eight matches in a row. It is not the first time, I remember in past I won also twelve matches, but it was on completely different level of tennis,” Gerasimov told.
On Saturday, Ilija Bozoljac and Igor Zelenay captured the doubles title, winning the final against Ken and Neil Skupski 7-6, 4-6, 10-5 in one hour and 21 minutes.