The highest ranked player in China Wu Yiping He continued his thrilling run on the ATP Challenger Tour on Sunday when he saved six championship points to claim Rajiv Ram Indy Challenger Foundation. Wu cleared match points in the second set en route to winning 6-7 (10), 7-6 (13), 6-3. Alexander Kovashevich In two hours and 54 minutes. The win lifted Wu to a career high of 174 on the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
“Today means a lot. I was crying like a baby after the match,” said the former No. 1 guy.
In a big week for Chinese players, Zhang Zhizhen also reached the final at the Citta di Trieste Challenger in Italy.
Wu is the first Asian-born player to win three titles in the same season since then Alexander Bublik In 2019. With the record 18-2 in the Challenge Tour this season, he is trying to become the first Chinese man to reach the top 100.
The fight on the field proved to be exhausting both physically and mentally. Wu’s superb effort to save six match points was the biggest in the Challenger Final since then Marcos Geron Save six against Ivo Karlovic In Houston in 2019. “The two breaks were more mental than tennis,” Wu said.
The 22-year-old has relied on his toughness of mind and perseverance throughout his young career. In 2017, he was crowned the Boys Singles and Doubles Champion (with Hsu Yu-hseo) in US Open He won his first Challenger title in Shanghai. However, Wu has been sidelined for the past three years due to various infections and the epidemic.
favorite home Francesco Passaro He became the sixth Italian #NextGenATP player to win the ATP Challenger Tour title this season when he defeated China’s Zhang Zhizhen 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the tournament final. Cita de Trieste Challenger.
The 21-year-old has cemented his grip on ninth place in the Pepperstone ATP race to Milan by claiming his first title in the challenge, as he looks to book a place in the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Generation ATP Finals In November.
Passaro is the 20th winner of the #NextGenATP in 2022. After failing in his first two Challenger finals earlier this year, he’s now joined Lorenzo MussettiAnd the Luca NardiAnd the Francesco MastrelliAnd the Flavio CobolliAnd the Matteo Arnaldi as next-generation Italian champions this season. The title in Trieste propelled Passaro to a career-high 144th in the Pepperstone ATP Ranking.
On the hard courts in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, roman svilolin He recovered from a breakdown in the decisive set to defeat Hope at home Denis Yevseyev 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) and pick up President’s Cup. The 24-year-old, who debuted by winning Boys’ Songs in 2015 Australian OpenHe’s now 2-0 into the Challenger Finals and his latest title run will take him to a career high of 119 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
Safiullin has played some of the best tennis games this season. He got a pair of wins in the season opener ATP Cup The following month, he achieved his best win of his career with a defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in Marseille before you fall back Felix Auger-Aliassime In the semi-finals.
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Hungary Zsumbur Beros He earned his first Challenge Tour title when he won the 40th Anniversary Edition of Tampere is open In Finland, by defeating the former No. 1 junior Harold Mayotte 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
The 22-year-old became the fifth Hungarian champion in Challenger history. Piros will start to score a career high of 139 in the Pepperstone ATP Ranking. 2017 Australian Open The boys’ singles champion is the second highest ranked Hungarian player, behind him Marton Vosovich.
“I am very happy with my first ATP Challenge title. It has been a long journey from the juniors to this point. When I won the Australian Open The junior title in 2017, I thought the transition would be faster and easier than it was. “I’ve worked hard and now I hope more will come,” Beerus said.
In Pozoblanco, Spain, French Constant Listian He produced a dominant performance by winning the title without losing a set, defeating his countryman Gregoire Barrie 6-0, 7-6 (3) in the final to win Open Tenis Ciudad de Pozoblanco booty. Listienne now holds five Challenger titles, three of which are in Spain.
The Frenchman has been in a running streak, winning 10 of his past 11 matches, including last month’s Malaga Challenger. At Pozoblanco, he won five sets of 10 6-1 or better. Today, the 30-year-old climbed to 105 in the Pepperstone ATP rating.