Lestienne Triumphs On Home Soil, Wins Saint Tropez Open

Constant Lestienne (photo: Saint Tropez Open)

SAINT TROPEZ/STARNBERG, September 24, 2023

Constant Lestienne has captured the title of the third edition of the Saint Tropez Open held at the Tennis Club De Saint Tropez. Saint Tropez is a legendary coastal town nestled along the glamorous French Riviera. Located in the Var department of southeastern France, this picturesque destination has become synonymous with luxury, sophistication, and a vibrant Mediterranean lifestyle. The 31-year-old Frenchman rallied from a set down to overcome No. 9 seed Liam Broady from Great Britain 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final.

Lestienne battled his way to the championship match of the €145,000 ATP Challenger Tour hard-court tournament with wins in the bottom half of the draw over sixth-seeded home favourite Hugo Gaston, his compatriot Harold Mayot, No. 2 seed Sebastian Ofner from Austria and fifth favourite Michael Mmoh of the United States.

The World No. 107 struck nine aces, won 70 per cent of his first-service points and broke Broady’s serve four times to secure victory in two hours and 26 minutes.

By lifting his eighth career trophy on the Challenger Circuit, his second of the season following his triumph at the Golden Gate Open in Stanford, United States last month, Lestienne pocketed €19,500 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Ranking points.

Added/Olivetti clinch doubles title

On Saturday, Dan Added and Albano Olivetti won the doubles title. The No. 4 seeds benefited from the retirement of Jonathan Eysseric and Harold Mayot in an all French final, trailing 3-6, 1-0. Mayot was forced to stop playing due to a right ankle injury.

By winning their fourth Challenger team title of the season, Added and Olivetti split €8,420 in prize money and earned 125 ATP Doubles Ranking points.