ALMATY, June 13, 2021
Zizou Bergs captured his third ATP Challenger title of the season by winning the $52,080 Beeline Open held on clay at the Tennis Center CSKA in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The 21-year-old Belgian fought past local wild card entry Timofie Skatov 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday’s singles final.
Bergs advanced to the championship match with wins over Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera of Chile, No. 8 seed Joao Menezes from Brazil, No. 3 seed and compatriot Kimmer Coppejans and sixth favourite Dmitry Popko from Kazakhstan.
The World No. 259 sent down five aces and won 81 per cent of his first-service points to secure victory in two hours and one minute.
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He collected $7,200 in prize money as well as 80 ATP Ranking points. The #NextGenATP player is projected to reach a new career-high at World No. 220.
First team title for de Jong/Sachko
On Saturday, Jesper de Jong from the Netherlands and Vitaliy Sachko from the Ukraine captured the doubles title. The No. 3 seeds defeated Ukrainian Vladyslav Manafov and Evgeni Tiurnev of Russia 7-6(4), 6-1. The encounter lasted one hour and six minutes.
By lifting their maiden trophies, de Jong and Sachko split $3,100 in prize money and collected 80 ATP Doubles Ranking points.
Their maiden moment on the #ATPChallenger Tour has arrived! 🏆
🇳🇱 Jesper De Jong & 🇺🇦 Vitaliy Sachko are the doubles champions in Almaty, getting past Manafov & Tyurnev 7-6(4), 6-1 pic.twitter.com/hErQ5b3UAr
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