Weekly Roundup: Challenger/ITF

ATP Challenger Tour

Aptos (Hard)

Two-times NCAA Singles Champion Steve Johnson took his first title on the professional circuit with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Colombia’s Robert Farah. Johnson dropped his serve just once in the final breaking Farah four times overall. On his route to the trophy, wildcard Johnson did not lose a set and only once did an opponent get to five games in a set. South African Rik De Voest and Australian John Peers came from a set down to win the Doubles, defeating second seeds Frank Moser and Chris Guccione 6-7 6-1 10-4. This was Peers’ fifth doubles title of the year, but his first with De Voest.

Pozoblanco (Hard)

Roberto Bautista-Agut defeated fellow Spaniard Arnau Brugues-Davi in fairly straight forward fashion to earn his third title of the year on the Challenger circuit and second in three weeks.  Bautista-Agut was broken just once by Davi in a 6-3 6-4 to add Pozoblanco to his Rome and Portobello titles. The Russian/Ukranian pairing of Konstantin Kravchuk and Denys Molchanov took their third title as a pairing (Astana 2011, 2012) with an easy 6-3 6-3 win over the French duo of Adrian Mannarino and Maxime Teixeira.

Samarkand (Clay)

After losing last time out in the Portobello final Dusan Lajovic went one better in Uzbekistan as he took the title, defeating home hopeful Farrukh Dustov 6-2 6-3. Lajovic was dominant on serve throughout, dropping just 13 points and never having his serve broken. Meanwhile, there was a shock in the doubles as the unseeded Ukranian pairing of Oleksandr Nedoyvyesov and Ivan Sergeyev defeated the top seeds Divij Sharan and Vishnu Vardhan 6-4 7-6(1).

San Marino (Clay)

In what was an overall dominant tournament for the top seed, Martin Klizan took the title without dropping a set. He broke the serve of Italy’s Simone Bolelli five times on his way to a 6-3 6-1 victory. This was Klizan’s fourth challenger title of the year surely signals that he should make the step up to the main tour, given the ease of his victory here. Lukas Dlouhy and Michal Mertinak added another doubles title to their long list of successes, but this was only their second as a team. The Czech/Slovak team edged out Matteo Viola and Stefano Ianni in a tight 2-6 7-6(3) 11-9 victory.

Sibiu (Clay)

In an all-Romanian final between the top two seeds, it was Adrian Ungur who came out on top. Ungur, the top seed, did not drop a set throughout the whole tournament and broke early on and was always in control of the first set. Ungur wasn’t so comfortable in the second and had to come from a break down to earn a straight sets victory over Victor Hanescu 6-4 7-6(1). There was no Romanian success in the doubles as Alexandru-Daniel Carpen and his Chilean teammate Cristobal Saavedra Corvalan lost in a tight three setter to the Croatians Marin Draganja and Lovro Zovko. The second seeds won in a final set tiebreak for a 6-4 4-6 11-9 victory.

ITF Mens Pro Circuit

Latvia F1 Futures Arthur DE GREEF (BEL) [2]     6-3 1-0 Retired    Andis JUSKA (LAT) [1]

Russia F11 Futures Boy WESTERHOF (NED) [1]     6-4 6-4     Nikoloz BASILASHVILI (RUS) [4]

Brazil F20 Futures Jose PEREIRA (BRA) [4]     6-3 6-7(4) 6-3     Nicolas SANTOS (BRA)

Argentina F19 Futures Leandro MIGANI (ARG) [3]     6-4 6-4     Juan-Pablo AMADO (ARG) [4]

Serbia F8 Futures Ivan BJELICA (SRB) [2]     2-6 7-5 6-2     Dino MARCAN (CRO) [1]

Great Britain F13 Futures Daniel EVANS (GBR) [3]     6-2 7-5     Daniel COX (GBR)

Germany F13 Futures Steven MONEKE (GER) [3]     6-2 6-2     Dane PROPOGGIA (AUS) [5]

Slovakia F2 Futures Jan STANCIK (SVK)     6-2 6-4     Jan BLECHA (CZE)

Finland F1 Futures Vladimir IVANOV (EST) [2]     6-4 6-2     Milos SEKULIC (SWE)

Belgium F7 Futures Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA) [3]     6-4 6-3     Julien CAGNINA (BEL)

Turkey F31 Futures Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) [2]     6-2 6-1     Claudio FORTUNA (ITA)

Austria F5 Futures Jiri VESELY (CZE) [2]     6-2 6-2     Marc RATH (AUT) [3]

USA F23 Futures Ante PAVIC (CRO) [2]     7-6(3) 7-5     Eric QUIGLEY (USA)

ITF Womens Pro Circuit

50k Bronx Romina OPRANDI (SUI) [1]     5-7 6-3 6-3     Anna CHAKVETADZE (RUS)

25k Hechingen Masa ZEC-PESKIRIC (SLO)     6-0 6-4     Mervana JUGIC-SALKIC (BIH) [7]

25k Monteroni D’Arbia Estelle GUISARD (FRA)     6-3 6-1     Anne SCHAEFER (GER)

25k Koksijde Annika BECK (GER) [1]     6-1 6-1     Bibiane SCHOOFS (NED) [2]

10k Pirot Teodora MIRCIC (SRB) [1]     6-3 6-1     Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD)

10k Piestany Katerina VANKOVA (CZE) [5]     3-6 6-3 6-2     Katerina KRAMPEROVA (CZE) [1]

10k Bursa Victoria KAN (RUS) [5]     7-6(4) 6-4     Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU) [3]

10k Arequipa Aranza SALUT (ARG) [7]     7-6(4) 4-6 6-1     Luciana SARMENTI (ARG)

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Olympics Tennis Roundup

This weekend saw the conclusion of the Olympics tennis tournaments and it was a good weekend for the United States – who took three of the gold medals up for grabs – while Great Britain and Belarus took the other two. Argentina and Switzerland also picked up their first and second medals respectively of the Games.

Singles

Andy Murray took gold for Great Britain with an astonishing performance over Roger Federer. Murray saved all 9 break opportunities in an incredibly dominant performance while breaking Federer five times in a straight sets victory. In the first and second set Murray took 9 games in a row from 2-2 to 6-2 5-0 as Federer just could not deal with the Brit’s play. Murray could not seal the bagel in the end but served out for the breadstick after saving a break point. After breaking for 3-2 in the third set, Murray did not let up on serve and finished off in style serving an ace to take the match 6-2 6-1 6-4 to earn his first Gold Medal and his first best of five sets victory over Roger Federer.

Juan Martin Del Potro recovered from Friday’s gruelling encounter to take the Bronze Medal defeating Novak Djokovic. After failing to make any headway on the Djokovic serve for most of the first set, Del Potro broke at 5-5 to serve for the set. Djokovic hit back in the next service game bringing up multiple break points but Del Potro stood strong to save them and eventually take the set 7-5. An early break in the second for the Argentinian was never reclaimed by Djokovic who only had one break point in the set. Del Potro went down 15-30 serving for the match but as with most occasions where his service games looked in danger, Del Potro brought out the big serves to close out the match for a 7-5 6-4 victory and earn his first Olympic medal.

Olympic Mens Singles Medalists

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Serena Williams continued her complete dominance of the Women’s circuit with a thrashing of Maria Sharapova in the Women’s Singles final 6-0 6-1 in only 63 minutes. Serena quickly rushed into a 5-0 lead but it looked like Sharapova would avoid the bagel when she took a 40-0 lead in game six. Unfortunately, she was pegged back to deuce and eventually broken to drop the first set without winning a game. It looked like there was a chance of a double bagel as Serena quickly rushed into a 3-0 lead in the second to make it nine games in a row. However, Sharapova eventually held for 3-1 and even had chances to get back on serve in the second but could not take advantage of her only two break points in the match. After holding for 4-1, Williams broke once more and served it out to complete the humiliation of the World’s No.3 player. Victoria Azarenka took the Bronze with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Russia’s Maria Kirilenko, Azarenka had taken 3-0 leads in both sets before being pegged back on both occasions to 3-3 only to push on and win the last 3 games of both sets without reply.

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Doubles

Serena Williams and Venus Williams became the first four-times Olympic gold medalists in Tennis as they dominated the Women’s Doubles once more, dropping just two service games in the whole tournament on their way to a third Gold in the doubles tournament. They defeated the Czech pairing of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4 6-4 saving all four break points faced in the match and breaking the Czechs in one game in each set to seal the victory. The Bronze Medal was taken by Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova who came from a set down to beat the top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond. The victory will be especially sweet for Kirilenko who failed to take a medal in the Singles after making the semi final. The Russians took both their break point opportunities in the final set to pull away and seal a 4-6 6-4 6-1 victory.

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan joined Serena Williams in completing a career golden slam after defeating the French pair of Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in the Men’s Doubles final. The brothers were not broken once on their way to a 6-4 7-6 victory. In an incredibly serve-dominant second set, they took 27 of 29 points on the serve giving Llodra and Tsonga no chance at all. The French doubled their medal haul in the doubles as Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau took Bronze with a 7-6 6-2 victory over the Spanish team of David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez. Ferrer and Lopez failed to make any inroads into the French serve and dropped their serve twice in the second set in their defeat.

Andy Murray failed to join Serena Williams in becoming a double gold medalist this year as he and Laura Robson were defeated in the Mixed Doubles final. After in an impressive first set, Murray and Robson could not hold off the pairing of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka who were too strong in the end. Robson’s double faults in the final set tiebreak did not help as the Belarussian’s sealed the victory with a huge serve from Max Mirnyi on their third match point to win 2-6 6-3 10-8. After defeat in the Bronze Medal match in Women’s Doubles, Lisa Raymond was more fortunate as she and Mike Bryan overcame the German pair of Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas. Serve was fairly dominant in this as the pair traded sets with just one break the difference in both. The Germans had no chance in the final set tiebreaker though, losing the first seven points before Raymond and Bryan took their third championship point for a 6-3 4-6 10-4 victory.

WTA Baku Review

Bojana Jovanovski took the first WTA title of her career with a 6-3 6-1 victory in Baku defeating the American Julie Cohen. Jovanovski was broken just once in the whole match and broke Cohen’s serve five times on the way to victory to become the first Serbian to win a title this year. 

While Cohen will be disappointed to have gone down so easily in the final, it has been a great week for her. Julia Cohen’s hefty schedule has finally paid dividends with this final moving her into the top 100 for the first time. Her defensive style may not have been pleasing on the eye to some but it has been incredibly effective here.

No.4 seeds Irina Buryachok and Valerie Solovieva became the eighth doubles team of the year to win their first tournament together with a 6-3 6-2 win over the Czech/Italian pairing over Eva Birnerova and Alberta Brianti. The pairing dropped just sixteen games over the four matches where they did not drop a set.

Weekly Roundup: Challenger/ITF

ATP Challenger Tour

An Ning (Clay)

The seedings went to plan in this Challenger event in China as Aljaz Bedene (1) took on Grega Zemjla (2). Bedene looked in control when he took the first set 6-1 but it all went downhill from there as his Slovenian compatriot took the next two sets for a 1-6 7-5 6-3 victory to add this title to the Nottingham challenger title he earned just before Wimbledon. Thai twin brothers Sonchat/Sanchai Ratiwatana took the doubles title in an epic encounter with Ruan Roelofse and Kittipong Wachiramanowong 4-6 7-6(1) 13-11.

Bercuit (Clay)

Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker continued his resurgence up the ranks taking the Bercuit title as an unseeded player. He defeated Victor Hanescu in a three set encounter, making a recovery after losing the second set to earn 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory over the Romanian. South Americans Andre Ghem and Marco Trungelliti strolled through the doubles draw, not dropping one set in their way to winning the final, where they beat Facundo Bagnis and Pablo Galdon 6-1 6-2.

Binghamton (Hard)

Michael Yani took advantage of an incredibly open draw in Binghamton (only three seeds made it past the first round) to take his second Challenger title (Yuba City 2008) with a 6-4 7-6(11) win over the South Africa Fritz Wolmarans. Yani did not drop one set on his way to the title. The Doubles title was taken by Israeli pairing Dudi Sela and Harel Srugo, the pair recovered from dropping the second set to win it in a close super tie-breaker, the final score being 6-2 3-6 10-8.

Granby (Hard)

As with An-Ning, the seedings also went to plan in Canada with No.1 seed Vasek Pospisil taking on No.2 seed Igor Sisjling. The Canadian had dropped sets in each match leading up to the final but did no such thing in the final, defeating the Dutchman in two close sets 7-6(2) 6-4. Pospisil completed the double with Philip Bester for an easy victory in the final, as the pair completed an 8-0 sets run in the tournament, defeating  Japanese pair Yuichi Ito and Takuto Niki 6-1 6-2.

Penza (Hard)

Former World No.67 Illya Marchenko took the title here as he continues to recover from injury, hoping to hit the form that saw him a top 100 player in the past. The Ukranian defeated Russian No.2 seed Evgeny Donskoy in straight sets to add to the list of Russian scalps he took in this tournament (Kravchuk, Kumantsov). Konstantin Kravchuk and Nikolaus Moser lost just one set on the way to taking the doubles title, again in the final, as they defeated Indian pairing and No.1 seeds Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan in three sets 6-3 (5)6-7 10-8

Poznan (Clay)

Jerzy Janowicz made it two No.1 seeds to earn titles this week (Vasek Pospisil the other) with a great performance in his home country. Janowicz dropped just one set (SF, vs Haider-Maurer) on his way to winning the trophy where he defeated Jonathan Dasnieres de Viegy in straight sets 6-3 6-3. To follow up the dominant performances shown by Doubles winners this week, Rameez Junaid and Simon Stadler made it three teams to win the title without dropping a set, dispatching of Aussie pairing Adam Hubble and Nima Roshan 6-3 6-4.

Recanati (Hard)

Simone Bolelli earned the Recanati title here in his home country of Italy.  The No.4 seed took on the big serving Frenchman in the final neutralising it for the most part as he won in straight sets 6-3 6-2. The title gives Bolelli, who had been falling down the rankings in recent months, some much needed points. The Australian team of Dane Propoggia and Brydan Klein made it three 2-1 victories in a row to take the doubles title, finishing off with a 26-point super tiebreaker in the final which they took 7-5 2-6 14-12 against Croatians Dino Marcan and Marin Draganja.

 

ITF Mens Pro Circuit 

India F10 Futures Suk-Young JEONG (KOR) [3]     6-2 7-5     N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND) [4]

Estonia F1 Futures Marin BRADARIC (CRO) [4]     6-4 7-6(8)     Laurent MALOULI (FRA)

France F14 Futures Nicolas RENAVAND (FRA) [4]     4-6 7-6(1) 6-4     Gregoire BURQUIER (FRA) [1]

Austria F2 Futures Nicolas REISSIG (AUT)     6-3 6-0     Tristan-Samuel WEISSBORN (AUT)

Belgium F4 Futures Elie ROUSSET (FRA) [3]     7-6(6) 1-6 6-3     Sherif SABRY (EGY) [5]

Kazakhstan F7 Futures Dzmitry ZHYRMONT (BLR) [3]     6-1 6-4     Ti CHEN (TPE) [1]

USA F20 Futures Sebastien BOLTZ (FRA) [3]     6-3 6-3     Darian KING (BAR) [4]

Turkey F28 Futures Julien DEMOIS (FRA)     6-3 6-7(15) 6-4     Alexander LAZOV (BUL)

Czech Republic F5 Futures Jiri VESELY (CZE) [8]     6-4 6-0     Norbert GOMBOS (SVK) [1]

Spain F20 Futures Taro DANIEL (JPN) [1]     6-3 6-4     Marc GINER (ESP) [2]

Germany F10 Futures George VON MASSOW (GER) [8]     7-6(4) 7-6(7)     Tim NEKIC (GER)

Italy F18 Futures Viktor GALOVIC (ITA) [6]     4-6 6-4 7-6(4)     Enrico FIORAVANTE (ITA)

Argentina F18 Futures Federico GAIO (ITA) [4]     7-5 7-5     Renzo OLIVO (ARG) [1]

Great Britain F11 Futures Alexander SLABINSKY (GBR)     7-5 5-7 6-4     Tom BURN (GBR)

ITF Womens Pro Circuit

100k Bucharest Maria-Teresa TORRO-FLOR (ESP)     6-3 4-6 6-4     Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) [8]

50k Contrexeville Aravane REZAI (FRA) [2]     6-3 2-6 6-3     Yvonne MEUSBURGER (AUT) [1]

50k Donetsk Vesna DOLONC (SRB)     6-2 6-3     Maria Joao KOEHLER (POR) [5]

25k Granby Eugenie BOUCHARD (CAN)     6-2 5-2 Retired    Stephanie DUBOIS (CAN) [1]

25k Campos Do Jordao Maria IRIGOYEN (ARG) [4]     7-5 6-0     Donna VEKIC (CRO) [2]

25k Astana Luksika KUMKHUM (THA)     3-6 6-3 6-3     Nudnida LUANGNAM (THA) [8]

25k Woking-Foxhills Sarah GRONERT (GER) [1]     6-2 6-3     Diana MARCINKEVICA (LAT) [8]

25k Imola Federica DI SARRA (ITA)     6-4 6-2     Julia MAYR (ITA)

25k Darmstadt Laura SIEGEMUND (GER)     7-6(7) 6-3     Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK)

10k Cochabamba Patricia KU FLORES (PER) [1]     6-0 6-4     Victoria LOZANO (MEX)

10k Evansville Mallory BURDETTE (USA)     6-1 6-2     Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) [1]

10k Istanbul Jessica MOORE (AUS)     6-1 7-6(4)     Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL) [5]

10k Knokke Basak ERAYDIN (TUR) [2]     6-3 6-0     Yuliya KALABINA (RUS) [5]

Weekly Roundup: This Week’s ATP/WTA Winners

ATP Tour

Bastad

David Ferrer extended his winning record over Nicolas Almagro to 11-0 with an easy straight sets victory 6-2 6-2. Ferrer only faced one break point through out the whole match and was always in control breaking Almagro twice in each set including the final game of the match. In the doubles Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau eased a little bit of the heartbreak of losing another Wimbledon final by taking the title, defeating second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-3 7-6(5).

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Stuttgart

Janko Tipsarevic picked up his first title of the year with a far from straight forward victory over Juan Monaco in Stuttgart. The Serbian failed to take a break point for a 6-4 5-0 and was consequently pegged back to 4-4. Serving to stay in the set at 5-6, Tipsarevic made silly errors gifting the set away. With all the momentum seemingly in the Argentinian’s favour, Tipsarevic broke three times in the third set to take the match 6-4 5-7 6-3. The Doubles title was taken by Jeremy Chardy and Lukasz Kubot who convincingly beat Michael Mertinak and Andre Sa 6-1 6-3.

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Umag

Marin Cilic defeated Marcel Granollers in straight sets to make up for his 2011 final defeat. Cilic came back from a 4-2 deficit in the first set, reeling off four games in a row to take the set. A break early in the second saw Cilic take control and despite a minor blip in failing to serve the match out at 5-1, he broke back straight away winning in 92 minutes 6-4 6-2. Granollers didn’t fare much better as an all Spanish final in the doubles saw David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco defeat Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3 7-6(4).

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Newport

Another dominant serving display saw John Isner defend his Newport title beating Lleyton Hewitt 7-6(1) 6-4. The first set saw no breaks of serve, and after that Isner took control in the tiebreak dropping just one point. An early break at 1-1 in the second was enough for Isner to hold on to for the remainder of the match, with his 16 aces certainly a big help. Santiago Gonzalez  and Scott Lipsky  took the doubles title with a 7-6(3) 6-3 victory over Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchings, breaking in the vital eighth game of the second set to earn the opportunity to serve it out which they did to 30.

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WTA Tour

Palermo

Sara Errani took yet another WTA International title with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Barbara Zahlavova Strycova. An excellent performance from Errani in the 25 minute first set saw Errani drop just 1 game and break her opponent twice while managing a  96% first serve percentage (24/25) facing zero break points. The second set was slightly tougher as Errani dropped two service games but was never in danger of losing the set, sealing the victory by passing a helpless Strycova at the net. Strycova fared much better in the Doubles taking the title alongside partner Renata Voracova with a 7-6(5) 6-4 victory over Darija Jurak and Katalin Marosi.

Stanford

Serena Williams fought off a spirited Coco Vandeweghe to win the Stanford final 7-5 6-3 for the second time in a row. Williams was *3-5 0-30 down before taking the first set and fought off a set point to win the first despite an unconvincing performance in the set. Williams took full control in the fourth game of the second set breaking to love. At 4-1 30-0 on Vandeweghe’s serve, the potential for a breadstick was looming but she held on and forced Serena to serve for the match at 5-3 which she did to 15, finishing off  with a forehand down the line. In the Doubles Jarmila Gajdosova and Vania King suffered defeat to Marina Erakovic and Heather Watson 5-7  (7) 6-7. The pair came from a break down in the first set and saved set points in the second to win in straights.

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Weekly Roundup: This Week’s Challenger/ITF Winners

ATP Challenger Tour

Bogota

In an all-Colombian final Alejandro Falla took the title from Santiago Giraldo in straight sets 7-5 6-3 while Victor Estrella and Marcelo Demoliner took the Doubles Final with similar ease, taking down Thomas Fabbiano and Riccardo Ghedin 6-4 6-2.

Scheveningen

No.1 seed Jerzy Janowicz justified his position with a convincing 6-2 6-2 victory over the local wildcard Matwe Middlekoop. An incredibly dominant serving display saw the Pole drop just 2 points on serve while knocking down 12 aces. Janowicz broke his opponent twice in both sets to seal the victory and his place in the top 100. The Dutch representatives fared much in the doubles as Antel Van der Duim and Boy Westerhof defeated the second seeds Simon Stadler and Rameez Junaid 6-4 5-7 10-7.

San Benedetto

Gianluca Naso earned a straight sets victory over Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 7-5.  Naso broke the Austrian’s serve five times altogether and his attacking of the second serve was key to this, picking up 21 of 28 (75%) points on return when facing Haider-Maurer’s second serve. Aussie pair Brydan Klein and Dane Propoggia picked up the Doubles title with  a 6-3 4-6 12-10 title over the Italian pairing of Stefano Ianni and Gianluca Naso.

Timisoara

Victor Hanescu improved on his showing from last week’s final in Arad by picking up the title this week in his home country. He fought off a late second set come back from Guillaume Rufin to win 6-0 6-3. Rufin came back from 4-0 to make it 4-3 in the second set but was unable to get any further, ending up being broken serving to stay in the match. The Romanian pairing didn’t fare so well in the Doubles as Andrei Daescu and Florin Margea lost in straight sets 2-6 5-7 to Goran Tosic and Denis Zivkovic.

ITF Mens Pro Circuit

Belgium F3 Futures Germain GIGOUNON (BEL) [1]     6-4 7-6(1)     Juan Carlos SAEZ (CHI) [5]

Armenia F2 Futures Oleksandr NEDOVYESOV (UKR) [2]     4-6 6-4 7-5     Stanislav VOVK (RUS) [3]

Austria F1 Futures Marc RATH (AUT) [1]     2-6 6-3 6-2     Blaz ROLA (SLO)

Argentina F17 Futures Leandro MIGANI (ARG) [2]     6-1 6-3     Andres MOLTENI (ARG) [1]

Serbia F5 Futures Marko DJOKOVIC (SRB)     4-1 Retired    Carlos GOMEZ-HERRERA (ESP) [3]

Great Britain F10 Futures Josh GOODALL (GBR) [1]     6-4 6-1     Edward CORRIE (GBR) [8]

Italy F7 Futures Jose CHECA-CALVO (ESP) [3]     6-2 6-4     Guillermo OLASO (ESP) [1]

Germany F9 Futures Sebastian FANSELOW (GER)     6-2 6-4     Maximilian DINSLAKEN (GER)

Romania F6 Futures  Petru-Alexandru LUNCANU (ROU) [3]   6-1 1-6 7-6 Roberto MARCORA (ITA) [6]

France F13 Futures Nicolas RENAVAND (FRA) [7]     6-4 7-6(5)     Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA) [8]

Czech Republic F4 Futures Jiri VESELY (CZE) [8]     6-4 6-4     Dominic THIEM (AUT) [6]

Turkey F27 Futures Miljan ZEKIC (SRB) [1]     7-5 6-1     Romain ARNEODO (FRA)

Canada F4 Futures Daniel KING-TURNER (NZL) [6]    6-3 6-3 Matt REID (AUS) [3]

USA F19 Futures Alex BOGDANOVIC (GBR) [1]     6-3 6-4     Chase BUCHANAN (USA) [7]

Kazakhstan F6 Futures Illya MARCHENKO (UKR) [2]     6-4 6-2     Egor GERASIMOV (BLR) [8]

ITF Womens Pro Circuit

100k Biarritz Romina OPRANDI (SUI) [5]     7-5 7-5     Mandy MINELLA (LUX) [4]

50k Yakima Shelby ROGERS (USA)     6-4 6-7(3) 6-3     Samantha CRAWFORD (USA)

50k Waterloo Sharon FICHMAN (CAN) [1]     6-3 6-2     Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) [2]

25k Aschaffenburg Anna-Lena FRIEDSAM (GER)     6-4 2-6 6-4     Kathrin WOERLE (GER)

25k Zwevegem Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)     6-0 6-3     Cagla BUYUKAKCAY (TUR) [6]

15k Huzhu Xin WEN (CHN)     3-6 6-2 6-1     Hongrui SUN (CHN)

10k Istanbul Estelle GUISARD (FRA) [1]     6-4 6-4     Angelica MORATELLI (ITA)

10k Torino Basak ERAYDIN (TUR) [3]     5-7 6-4 6-1     Tatiana BUA (ARG) [7]

10k Iasi Patricia Maria TIG (ROU) [3]     6-2 3-6 6-4     Raluca Elena PLATON (ROU) [2]

10k Pattaya Nungnadda WANNASUK (THA) [2]     6-4 4-6 6-4     Su Jeong JANG (KOR) [5]

Weekly Roundup: The Week’s Winners

A quick look at the week’s winners…

ATP Challenger Tour

Thomas Bellucci picked up the Braunschweig singles title with a 7-6(4) 6-3 win over Tobias Kamke while Polish pairing Tomasz Bednarek and Mateusz Kowalczyk picked up the Doubles trophy winning 7-5 6-7 10-8 for their second victory as a pairing this year.

Unseeded Guido Andreozzi notched another shock in the Lima final over Facundo Arguello, making it three seeds he has defeated on his way to becoming the champion, this time with a 6-3 6-7(6-8) 6-2 victory for his first Challenger title. Arguello wasn’t so unlucky in the doubles though, as he and partner Agustin Velotti defeated Italian pair Luca Vanni and Claudio Grassi in two tiebreak sets 7-6(4) 7-6(5).

John Patrick-Smith  is another first time winner on the Challenger tour, defeating Richard Berankis 3-6 6-3 7-6(3) to take the Winnetka title. He wasn’t so fortunate in the doubles though, being on the losing side of a three set encounter with Devin Britton and Jeff Dadamo who took the title 1-6 6-2 10-6.

Unlike his young compatriots at Wimbledon Peter Polansky had a weekend to forget in Panama City. He was beaten convincingly by Rogerio Dutra da Silva 3 and 0 in the Singles final and didn’t fare much better with his parter Daniel Kosakowski in the Doubles against Júlio César Campozano and Alejandro González who took the final 6-4 7-5.

In Arad, Victor Hanescu was unable to hold on to a 1st set lead, losing 5 games in a row from 4-1 up to Facundo Bagnis who gained his 2nd Challenger title with a 6-4 6-4 victory. It was an all Croatian affair in the final as Nikola Mektic and Antonio Veic took the Doubles title with a 7-6(5) 4-6 10-3 win over Marin Draganja and Dino Marcan.

ITF Men’s Pro Circuit Results

Romania F5 Futures Jordi SAMPER-MONTANA (ESP) [1]     6-3 3-6(6) 7-6(5)     Theodoros ANGELINOS (GRE)

Netherlands F4 Futures Matwe MIDDELKOOP (NED) [5]     4-6 6-2 6-3     Niels DESEIN (BEL) [8]

Italy F16 Futures Nicolas PASTOR (ARG) [1]     6-4 6-3     Sandro EHRAT (SUI) [8]

Great Britain F9 Futures Albano OLIVETTI (FRA) [2]    7-5 6-1    Josh GOODALL (GBR) [1]

Serbia F4 Futures Ivan BJELICA (SRB) [1]     7-6(3) 6-4     Vladimir OBRADOVIC (SRB) [4]

Argentina F16 Futures Leandro MIGANI (ARG) [1]    6-1 6-1 Hernan CASANOVA (ARG)

Indonesia F2 Futures Yuichi SUGITA (JPN) [1]     6-2 7-5     Ti CHEN (TPE) [2]

Brazil F16 Futures Nicolas Gustavo KAUER (CHI)     6-2 6-1     Daniel DUTRA DA SILVA (BRA) [8]

Armenia F1 Futures Arthur DE GREEF (BEL) [5]     6-0 6-1     Nikoloz BASILASHVILI (RUS) [6]

Belgium F2 Futures Yannik REUTER (BEL) [5]     5-7 7-6(8) 7-6(1)     Juan Carlos SAEZ (CHI) [7]

USA F18 Futures Alex BOGDANOVIC (GBR) [1]     6-2 6-4     Matheson KLEIN (AUS)

Canada F3 Futures Nikita KRYVONOS (USA)     6-3 4-6 6-4 Nicolas MEISTER (USA) [4]  

Turkey F26 Futures Sergio GUTIERREZ-FERROL (ESP) [1] 6-1 6-4 Miljan ZEKIC (SRB) [2]

Spain F19 Futures Brydan KLEIN (AUS) [2]     6-2 6-2     Jules MARIE (FRA) [3]

France F12 Futures Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (FRA) [3]     7-6(8) 7-5     David GUEZ (FRA) [5]

Germany F8 Futures Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR) [2]     6-4 7-6(3)     Jan MINAR (CZE) [6]

ITF Women’s Pro Circuit Results

100k Biella Johanna LARSSON (SWE) [7]     6-3 6-4     Anna TATISHVILI (GEO) [3]

50k Denver Nicole GIBBS (USA)        6-2 3-6 6-4      Julie COIN (FRA)

50k Versmold Annika BECK (GER)     6-3 6-1     Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)

25k Denain Kristina KUCOVA (SVK) [5]     6-2 1-6 6-2     Michaela HONCOVA (SVK)

25k Torun Danka KOVINIC (MNE)     6-3 4-6 6-3     Paula KANIA (POL)

25k Middleburg Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) [2]     6-1 6-0     Aravane REZAI (FRA) [1]

15k Huzhu Chang LIU (CHN) [8]     6-3 6-4     Kai-Lin ZHANG (CHN) [5]

15k Rovereto Timea BACSINSZKY (SUI) [7]     6-0 6-2     Anne SCHAEFER (GER) [2]

10k Brussels Natalia RYZHONKOVA (RUS)     6-2 Retired    Karolina WLODARCZAK (AUS) [2]

10k Istanbul Melis SEZER (TUR) [1]     7-6(5) 6-4     Sandra ROMA (SWE)

10k New Delhi Miyabi INOUE (JPN) [3]     6-2 6-2     Ankita RAINA (IND) [8]

10k Pattaya Luksika KUMKHUM (THA) [1]     6-2 6-2     Nungnadda WANNASUK (THA) [4]

10k Prokuplje Victoria KAN (RUS) [5]     6-1 6-2     Maria MOKH (RUS)

10k Sharm-el Sheikh Anna MORGINA (RUS) [8]     6-3 6-1     Kamila KERIMBAYEVA (KAZ) [3]

 

Not to forget these two…

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