MUNICH, February 2, 2022 (by Dietmar Kaspar)
M25 Weston USA – Eduardo Esteve Lobato dominates in Florida
Clay-court specialist Eduardo Esteve Lobato won the title of the Midtown Weston 25, hosted by Midtown Athletic Club, without losing a set during the tournament.
The 27-year-old Spaniard cruised past former junior’s World No. 6 Leandro Riedi from Switzerland in the semi-finals in two sets.
Timo Stodder from Germany, who played college tennis for the University of Tennessee, took the last step to the final by defeating US-American No. 6 seed Noah Rubin in straight sets.
Reus-born Esteve Lobato converted four of his six break-point chances in the title match and dropped two service games to triumph 6-3, 7-5 after one hour and 38 minutes. The top seed lifted his eighth singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all them won on clay.
M25 Loughborough GBR – Antoine Escoffier clinches another trophy on hard court
The Loughborough $25K Pro-Series, held at the venue of the Loughborough University, concluded with the title win of Antoine Escoffier.
The No. 2 seed from France benefited in the stage of the last four from the retirement of German-born Jan Choinski, who represents Great-Britain, at the score of 6-4, 3-1.
Top seed Ryan Peniston emerged victorious from the all-British semifinal-clash against No. 4 seed Aidan McHugh in straight sets.
Twenty-nine-year-old Escoffier won 84 per cent of his first-service points in the championship match and gained one break more than his rival to prevail 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 after about two hours of play. The Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin native claimed his 13th career title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won on hard court.
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M25 Cairo EGY – Oriol Roca Batalla prevails in Egypt
Oriol Roca Batalla was crowned champion at the Egypt Men’s Future, hosted by Al-Solaimaneyah Tennis Center in Cairo.
The 28-year-old Spaniard edged out top seed Riccardo Bonadio from Italy in the stage of the final four in three sets.
Lukas Krainer from Austria advanced to the final with a straight-set victory against Spanish No. 7 seed Pol Martin Tiffon.
No. 5 seed Roca Batalla outpointed his 21-year-old rival in the title match 69-46 to secure a 6-2, 7-5 win after 90 minutes. The Barcelona native lifted his 26th singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M25 Monastir TUN – Moez Echargui triumphs on home soil
Local hero Moez Echargui took the title of the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, held at Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir.
The 29-year-old Tunisian knocked off the tournament’s top favourite Filip Misolic from Austria in the semi-finals in two sets.
No. 8 seeded Frenchman Laurent Lokoli booked the spot in the final with a straight-set win versus Sho Shimabukuro from Japan.
Unseeded Echargui capitalized on six of his 11 break-point chances in the championship match to succeed 6-4, 7-5 after about two hours. The La Marsa native celebrated his sixth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved in Tunisia.
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M15 Antalya TUR – Dragos Nicolae Madaras claims second title of the season
Left-handed Dragos Nicolae Madaras clinched the trophy of the Antalya Series, hosted by Club Megasaray in Belek, without dropping a set the entire week.
The Romania-born, who represents Sweden, made the last step to the final by defeating Marsel Ilhan from Turkey in two clear sets.
French No. 5 seed Corentin Denolly fought past Davide Galoppini from Italy in the semi-finals in three sets.
Twenty-four-year-old Madaras gained two breaks more in the title match and won 11 points more to seal a 7-6, 6-3 victory in 70 minutes. The No. 2 seed lifted his eighth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour and his second this season.
M15 Cancun MEX – Californian Brandon Holt captures back-to-back titles
Following his championship at the same place last week, Brandon Holt clinched another trophy of the World Tennis Tour Cancun 2022, held at Cancun Tennis Complex.
The former college player for the University of Southern California won the all-US-American semifinal-encounter against wild card entry Emil Reinberg in two sets.
Luiz Patino eased past his No. 3 seeded fellow Mexican Alex Hernandez in the stage of the final four in straight sets.
Rolling Hill-born Holt converted four of his nine break-point chances in the championship match without dropping a service-game to prevail 6-0, 6-3 after one hour and 41 minutes. The 23-year-old celebrated his fourth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Monastir TUN – Mattia Bellucci wins another title in Tunisia
Mattia Bellucci emerged victorious at the Magic Tours tournament, hosted by Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir.
The 20-year-old Italian rallied past Hanwen Li from China in the stage of the final four in three sets.
No. 6 seed Francesco Passaro set the all-Italian final with a straight-set win versus No. 8 seeded Serbian Hamad Medjedovic.
Left-handed Bellucci won 82 per cent of his first-service points and broke his 21-year-old opponent in the title match for four times to claim a 6-4, 7-5 victory after one hour and 49 minutes. Following his maiden title win at the same place last season, the Busto Arsizio native lifted his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.