ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW49

MUNICH, December 9, 2020 (by Dietmar Kaspar)

M15 Antalya TUR – Holger Rune clinches his third career trophy

Danish tennis hope Holger Rune emerged victorious at the Club Megasaray Series 3 hosted by the Club Megasaray in Belek.

The former World No. 1 in the ITF Juniors Rankings, who captured the Roland Garros boys’ singles title in 2019, battled through the top half of the draw by defeating Russian No. 4 seed Evgenii Tiurnev in the semi-finals in two close sets.

Austrian qualifier Filip Misolic continued his great run in the main draw, beating British junior entry Felix Gill in the stage of the final four in straight sets.

In the championship match, No. 7 seeded Rune benefited from the retirement of his 19-year-old rival after 39 minutes leading 6-0, 4-0. Seventeen-year-old Rune, who was born in Copenhagen, celebrated his third singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won on clay this season.

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M15 Madrid ESP – Antoine Cornut Chauvinc earns his second title of the season 

The Torneo Internacional de Tenis Ciudad Raqueta, held at Ciudad de la Raqueta in Madrid, concluded with the title win of Antoine Cornut Chauvinc.

The 20-year-old Frenchman made the last step to the final following a straight-set win versus No. 8 seeded Facundo Diaz Acosta from Argentina.

Spanish No. 8 seed Alvaro Lopez San Martin edged past last week’s Heraklion champion Adrian Andreev from Bulgaria, who entered the competition by special exempt, in the semi-finals in two sets.

Villeurbanne-born Cornut Chauvinc won 80 per cent of his first-service points in the title match to prevail 6-4, 7-6 after one hour and 35 minutes. Following his maiden title win on home soil in Forbach two month ago, the No. 6 seed lifted his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

M15 Monastir TUN – Ergi Kirkin captures back-to-back titles in Monastir

Following his title win in Antalya last week, Ergi Kirkin clinched another trophy of the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, hosted by the Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir, to celebrate his fourth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

The 21-year-old from Turkey fought past No. 5 seed Matias Zukas of Argentina in the stage of the last four in three sets.

Frenchman Titouan Droguet advanced to the final by beating the tournament’s top favourite Skander Mansouri from Tunisia in three sets.

No. 4 seeded Kirkin converted four of his nine break-point chances in the championship match without losing a service game to succeed 6-3, 6-1 in 66 minutes.

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M15 Cairo EGY – Johan Nikles wins another title on clay

Johan Nikles triumphed at the Egypt Men’s Future held at Al-Solaimaneyah Center in Cairo.

The Swiss No. 6 seed battled through the bottom half of the draw, defeating Ukrainian No. 8 seed Oleksii Krutykh in the semi-finals in two sets.

Spanish qualifier Carlos Sanchez Jover booked the spot in the final with a straight-set win versus Erik Crepaldi from Italy.

Twenty-three-year-old Nikles outpointed his rival in the title match 109-96 to claim a 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 victory after two hours and 32 minutes. The Geneva native lifted his third career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all title win achieved on clay.

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M15 Santo Domingo DOM – Oliver Crawford prevails in all-US-American affair 

Oliver Crawford is the champion of the M15 Santo Domingo tournament hosted by the Centro Nacional de Tenis Parque del Este.

In an all-US-American semi-final, the 21-year-old from South Carolina knocked off the tournament’s top seed Nick Chappell in three sets.

No. 2 seeded Alex Rybakov took the last step to the final by beating Keegan Smith in straight sets.

Unseeded Crawford, who was ranked World No. 9 as a junior, won 83 per cent of his first-service points in the championship match to secure a 6-3, 6-1 win in 75 minutes. The Spartanburg-born celebrated his second singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour following his maiden triumph on home soil in 2018.