Bagnis Prevails At Biella Challenger

Facundo Bagnis (photo: Enrico Eletto/Biella Challenger)

BIELLA, October 5, 2020

Facundo Bagnis is the champion of the Biella Challenger 2020 held at the Biella Tennis Academy in Northern Italy. The €44,820 clay-court tournament had to cope with difficult weather conditions throughout the week and also Sunday’s singles final had to be postponed due to rain. Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia was leading Bagnis 7-6(4), 4-3 before the title match was suspended.

On Monday morning, the No. 4 seed from Argentina eventually benefited from the retirement of Kavcic due to a harmstring injury ahead of the beginning of the third set at the score of 6-7(4), 6-4.

Bagnis advanced to the championship match with wins over Roberto Cid Subervi from the Dominican Republic, French qualifier Alexandre Muller, Flilip Horansky of Slovakia and No. 2 seed Christopher O’Connell from Australia.

By lifting his 13th ATP Challenger career trophy, his first since L’Aquila 2018, the World No. 129 took away from the region of Piedmont €6,190 in prize money as well as 80 ATP Ranking points.

On Saturday, Harri Heliovaara of Finland and Szymon Walkow from Poland took the doubles title. The unseeded duo edged past Lloyd Glasspool from Great Britain and US-American Alex Lawson 7-5, 6-3. The match lasted 66 minutes.