ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW24

Nicolas Kicker (photo: Philcrest Hills Tennis Club/Facebook)

MUNICH, June 23, 2021 (by Dietmar Kaspar)

M25 Tulsa USA – Nicolas Kicker triumphs in Oklahoma 

Following his title win in the Caribbean last week, Nicolas Kicker from Argentina emerged victorious at the Tulsa Pro Championships, hosted by the Philcrest Hills Tennis Club in Tulsa.

The former World No. 78, who was banned from professional tennis for two years and eight months due to match fixing offences, finished the run of Colombian qualifier Nicolas Barrientos in the semi-finals in three sets.

Genaro Alberto Olivieri, former World No. 8 in the ITF Juniors Rankings, set the all-Argentinian final with a straight-set win against US-American wild card entry Sam Riffice.

Merlo-born Kicker capitalized on five of his 10 break-point chances and lost only one service game in the title match to secure a 6-4, 6-0 victory in 97 minutes. The 28-year-old, who entered the tournament by special exempt, lifted his 14th singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour in addition to his three ATP-Challenger titles.

M25 Grasse FRA – Alvaro Lopez San Martin clinches third title of the season

The Future de Grasse M25, held at All In Tennis Country Club de Grasse, concluded with the title win of Alvavo Lopez San Martin from Barcelona. 

The 24-year-old Spaniard benefited in the semi-finals from the retirement of French qualifier Jurgen Briand in the third set.

French qualifier Valentin Royer, who was ranked World No. 8 as a junior, made the last step to the final by defeating Franco Agamenone from Italy in straight sets. 

Unseeded Lopez San Martin won two points more in the championship match to prevail 7-6, 7-5 in one hour and 46 minutes. The former Junior World No. 11 celebrated his 10th career title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.  


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M15 Genova ITA – Luca Nardi wins maiden title on home soil 

Luca Nardi is the champion of the Park Tennis Training Tournament, held at the Park Tennis Club in Genova. 

The teenager, who entered the competition by wild card, won the all-Italian semifinal-clash against the No. 4 seed Giovanni Fonio in two sets. 

Swiss No. 3 seed Johan Nikles booked the spot in the final with a straight-set victory against Edoardo Eremin from Italy. 

Seventeen-year-old Nardi broke his rival in the title match five times and lost two service games to claim a 6-4, 6-2 win after almost two hours of play. The Pesaro native lifted his first singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.


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M15 Monastir TUN – Luciano Darderi earns maiden trophy 

Luciano Darderi took the title of the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, held at Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir.

The junior entry advanced to the final with a straight-set win against Portuguese No. 5 seed Tiago Cacao.

No. 4 seeded Santiago Fa Rodriguez Taverna emerged victorious from the all-Argentinian semifinal-encounter versus Alejo Lorenzo Lingua Lavallen in three sets to reach his third consecutive final in Monastir. 

Argentina-born Darderi, who is representing Italy, fired seven aces in the championship match and won 81 per cent of his first-service points to prevail 6-3, 7-5 after one hour and 53 minutes. The 19-year-old, who won three consecutive J1-tournaments in South-America and was ranked World No. 8 in ITF Junior Rankings last year, celebrated his first singles title on the Pro Circuit.


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M15 Antalya TUR – Gonzalo Lama captures back-to-back titles

Following his title win at the same place last week, clay-court specialist Gonzalo Lama clinched another trophy at the M15 Antalya tournament, hosted by the Club Megasaray in Belek.

The 28-year-old Chilean stopped the run of Polish qualifier Pawel Cias in the stage of the final four in straight sets.

Savva Polukhin from Russia won the semifinal-battle of the qualifiers versus Uruguayan Francisco Llanes in three sets.

Unseeded Lama converted five of his seven break-point opportunities in the title match to seal a 6-2, 6-3 victory after one hour and 41 minutes. The former World No. 160 lifted his 12th singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour in addition to his two ATP Challenger titles. The Santiago de Chile native achieved all his titles on clay court.


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