52nd Trofeo Bonfiglio 2011 – Boys’ Singles Final
May 23, 2011 1 Comment
The 2011 Trofeo Bonfiglio boys’ singles final strangely finished with the same scoreline as the girls’ final as Filip Horansky won 6-4, 6-2 against Patrick Ofner.
It marked the first time a Slovakian had won at the boys’ event and the 18-year-old will be hoping to add more success to his maiden Grade A tournament victory.
Being the seventh seed and junior world number 10, Horansky went into the match as the favourite. Plus his unseeded Austrian opponent had won just once at a Grade A tournament before this one, so reaching the final was a surprise in itself.
The match definitely wasn’t a classic with several exchanges of breaks in the first set. After Horansky took an early 4-1 lead, he was then pegged back but managed to come through and take it 6-4.
Horansky put the victory down to Ofner’s tiredness as the Slovak led 3-1 and 4-2 in the second. The last two games epitomised the match.
At 40-0 down, Horanksy came back to break before struggling to serve out the championship. He squandered two championship points before Ofner failed to convert a break point.
But similar in conduct to the whole final, Horansky did enough to secure victory eventually winning on his fourth championship point.