After enduring a first-round loss in the Australian Open certifying, Alexander Shevchenko took the long journey from Melbourne to Tenerife to contend at the ATP Challenger Tour occasion on the Canary Island.
Although the journey might have been midway throughout the globe, it settled as the 22-year-old really did not go down an established all week en course to declaring the Tenerife Challenger 1, where he downed Austrian Sebastian Ofner 7-5, 6-2 in the last.
“The final was very tough,” Shevchenko stated. “I had to go more aggressive and also had to win some points playing defence. A lot of fun emotions that I will remember for the rest of my career.”
Shevchenko is trained by Gunter Bresnik, that has actually dealt with popular gamers such as Boris Becker, Patrick McEn roe, Dominic Thiem, and alsoGael Monfils
After declaring his maiden Challenger title in Bratislava this previous period, Shevchenko was a two-time semi-finalist in the last fifty percent of 2022 (Milan, Szczecin). The Challenger 100 title in Tenerife raises him to a career-highNo 116 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings.
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“I’m close [to the Top 100],” Shevchenko stated. “But I’m not there, so I have to work hard from next week on, forget about this week, and start the new week.”
On the clay courts of Piracicaba, Andrea Collarini sent off 4 of the Top -9 seeds, consisting ofWorld No 102 Alejandro Tabilo, to win his very first Challenger title given that August 2019 (L’Aquila). The Argentine beat Chilean Tomas Barrios Vera in the last 6-2, 7-6( 1) to record theBrasil Tennis Challenger
“I can’t wait to celebrate with my wife and my family,” Collarini stated. “I’m happy because I won a Challenger again. The last one was three years ago and this past year I reached two finals (Tigre-2, Vicenza) but I couldn’t win them. I’ve had good weeks and bad weeks. Now I’m happy because in those bad weeks I wondered if I would be able to win a tournament again, and I finally did.”
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Andrea Collarini accomplishments at theBrasil Tennis Challenger Credit: Jo ão Pires
Following a record-setting 23 Challenger titles in 2022, gamers from Argentina are off to quick begin to exceed their very own landmark. Juan Manuel Cerundolo gathered a set of titles in the very first 2 weeks of the period and also currently Collarini signs up with the fellow lefty as Argentine Challenger champs this month.
The title at the Challenger 75 occasion moves the 2010 Roland Garros kids’ songs finalist to a career-high 186 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings.
At the Bangkok Open 3, Japan’s Sho Shimabukuro gathered his maiden Challenger crown. En course to title, the 25-year-old removed front runner James Duckworth and also finished Frenchman Arthur Cazaux’s 13-match winning touch in the last 6-2, 7-5.
Shimabukuro is building on his career-best period in 2022, when he made his Davis Cup launching in September and also directly ran away previousWorld No 33Denis Istomin The complying with month, Gifu indigenous progressed with certifying to contend in his maiden Tour- degree competition, the ATP 500 occasion in Tokyo.
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Sho Shimabukuro at work at the Bangkok Open 3. Credit: The Lawn Tennis Association Of Thailand