25.06.2021 - 19:20 Uhr
Top seed Daniil Medvedev came back from a set down against Pablo Carreno Busta to make a big breakthrough at the Mallorca Championships, winning 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to book a spot in his first tour-level grass-court final. The No. 2 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings has lifted all ten of his ATP Tour trophies on hard courts. He will get the chance to add some variety to his CV as he awaits the winner between Sam Querrey and Adrian Mannarino next.Medvedev had a battle on his hands against the in-form Carreno Busta on his way to his third final of 2021. The Russian, who also won in Marseille earlier in the season, relied on his big serves to bail him out of tricky situations. He fired 10 aces and won 81 per cent (30/37) of points behind his first delivery.Fourth-seeded Carreno Busta had not dropped serve in the tournament across two matches and four sets leading up to the semi-final. He seemed set to continue that streak, saving all three break points faced in the first set and edging ahead with an early break to the Medvedev serve for 3-0 lead.[WATCH LIVE 2]But Medvedev raised his level in the second and third sets, where he created eight of his 11 break opportunities in the match. He made sure to start strong, taking a 3-0 lead in the second set and a 4-0 lead in the third with a double break. In turn, he didn’t face a break point in the final two sets, and sealed the victory with a second-serve ace that clocked in at 128 mph after an hour and 56 minutes.Medvedev, who is into his 18th career final (10-7), improved to 25-7 on the season with his semi-final win.



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16.09.2021 - 17:20 Uhr

Home favourite Alexander Bublik will be aiming to capture his first tour-level title on home soil in Kazakhstan at the Astana Open, with Russia’s Aslan Karatsev also competing at the indoor-hard ATP event from 20-26 September.In the second edition of the tournament, Hamburg finalist Filip Krajinovic and reigning champion John Millman will all be in action, too.Belarusian Ilya Ivashka will be targeting a second tour-level title, having triumphed at the Winston-Salem Open, while #NextGenATP Italian Lorenzo Musetti will hope for a strong run as he aims to strengthen his position in the ATP Race To Milan.Established: 2020Tournament Dates: 20-26 September 2021Tournament Director: Dmitriy SavchukDraw Ceremony: Saturday, 18 September at TBC.Are You In? Subscribe To Get ATP Updates In Your Inbox-->Schedule (View On Official Website)* Qualifying: Sunday, 19 September - Monday, 20 September at 12:00 p.m.* Main Draw: Monday, 20 September - Sunday, 26 September, Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m., Saturday 2:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00p.m.* Doubles Final: Sunday, 26 September at 12:00 p.m.* Singles Final: Sunday, 26 September at 2:30 p.m.How To WatchWatch Live On Tennis TVTV ScheduleVenue: National Tennis CenterSurface: Indoor HardPrize Money: $480,000(Total Financial Commitment: $541,800)View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money BreakdownHonour Roll (Open Era)Most Titles, Singles: John Millman (1)Most Titles, Doubles: Sander Gille, Joran Vliegen (1)Oldest Champion: John Millman, 31, in 2020Youngest Champion: John Millman, 31, in 2020Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 45 John Millman in 2020Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 45 John Millman in 2020Last Home Champion: NAMost Match Wins: John Millman (4)2020 FinalsSingles: [4] John Millman (AUS) d [3] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-5, 6-1 Read MoreDoubles: [1] Sander Gille (BEL) / Joran Vliegen (BEL) d Max Purcell (AUS) / Luke Saville (AUS) 7-5 6-3 Read MoreSocialHashtag: #AstanaOpenFacebook: @kaztennisInstagram: @ktf.kzDid You Know?The Astana Open was given an additional single-year licence for 2021 after it was one of four new ATP 250 events added to the 2020 provisional schedule as tennis returned following the suspension of theseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

13.09.2021 - 06:18 Uhr

Juan Manuel Cerundolo knew it would be a tough decision, but the 19-year-old understood that it was for the best. The surging #NextGenATP star had the opportunity to make his US Open qualifying debut last month, but opted to forego the hard-court major as he remained in Europe and continued building his game on the ATP Challenger Tour. Safe to say, the decision paid dividends. Cerundolo went back-to-back on the clay of Como, Italy and Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, claiming his second and third Challenger titles of the year. The Argentine sealed the remarkable run with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Nikola Milojevic in Sunday's Srpska Open championship. He reeled off eight sets won in a row to capture the crown in Banja Luka. The teenager is making noise on the court with his determined play and dogged defence, and he will earn a significant reward in the FedEx ATP Rankings for his efforts. Cerundolo is poised to rise 27 spots to a career-high No. 108 on Monday. He and brother Francisco Cerundolo (No. 104) are both knocking on the door of the Top 100.Moreover, his title treble has him in elite company in Argentine tennis history. At the age of 19 years and nine months, Cerundolo became the third-youngest player from his country to win three Challenger titles. Only Juan Martin del Potro and Guillermo Coria were younger when they lifted their third trophies.Cerundolo, who also secured his maiden ATP Tour title in Cordoba in February, is up to seventh position in the ATP Race To Milan. The teen will look to secure his place at the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in the coming months.Youngest Argentines To Win Three Challenger Titles Player Age Third Title Juan Martin del Potro 17 years, 10 months 2006 Segovia Guillermo Coria 18 years, 10 months 2000 Montevideo Juan Manuel Cerundolo 19 years, 9 months 2021 Banja Luka Guillermo Canas 19 years, 10 months 1997 Santiago In other action... Benjamin Bonzi is unstoppable on the ATP Challenger Tour. The Frenchman added a fifth title of the year on Sunday in Cassis, completing a dominant run that has seen him go back-to-back on home soil at the St. Tropez Open and Cassis Open Provence. In fact, he extended his Challenger win streak to 15 straight, having also lifted the trophy in Segovia, Spain, last month.One of the newest members of the Top 100 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, Bonzi is putting it all together in 2021. He joined the exclusive club on 2 August and is projected to rise to a career-high No. 76 on Monday.How impressive is the 25-year-old's achievement? He is the first player to win five Challenger titles in a season since Filip Krajinovic in 2017. The single-season record is six. He is also just the second Frenchman to achieve the feat, following in the footsteps of Adrian Mannarino (2014).This week, the prestigious Copa Sevilla celebrated its 30th anniversary on the ATP Challenger Tour. For the 16th time, one of its native sons lifted the trophy. Pedro Martinez captured his third career title, streaking to victory on home soil with a 6-4, 6-1 win over countryman Roberto Carballes Baena. The World No. 75 was coming off a first match win at the US Open, rallying from two sets down to defeat James Duckworth.At the inaugural NO Open in Tulln, Austria, it was Mats Moraing claiming his second title of the year. The German dominated Hugo Gaston 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes on Saturday. The final finished just three minutes shy of the record for shortest title match in ATP Challenger history. Moraing, who rallied from a set down twice during the week, rises 49 spots to No. 193.At the inaugural Kyiv Open, the Italian-Argentine sensation Franco Agamenone carried his jaw-dropping run of form to a second title. Agamenone entered the month of August without a match win in his ATP Challenger career, but, at the age of 28, he is proving that it's never too late to break through. The Argentine-born Italian has since reeled off 11 wins from 12 matches, adding titles in Prague and Kyiv. From outside the Top 600 at the start of the year, he is projected to rise to a career-high No. 230 in the FedEx ATP Rankings on Monday.

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