Vacherot Claims Back-To-Back Bangkok Open Titles

Valentin Vacherot (photo: The Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand)


Valentin Vacherot has claimed back-to-back ATP Challenger Tour titles in Thailand. Following his triumph at last week’s Bangkok Open I, the 25-year-old from Monaco lifted the trophy of this week’s Bangkok Open II hosted by the the Law Tennis Association Of Thailand in Nonthaburi.

Nonthaburi, a province in central Thailand, is a vibrant and dynamic region that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity. Located just north of Bangkok, Nonthaburi is known for its rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and a burgeoning urban scene.

Vacherot defeated Frenchman Manuel Guinard 7-5, 7-6(5) in Saturday’s singles final of the $82,000 hard-court event between two unseeded players. The World No 219 advanced to the championship match with wins in the top half of the draw over Indian qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan, sixth-seed US-American Tennys Sandgren, top seed Dennis Novak of Austria and Briton Arthur Fery.

Vacherot fired 11 aces in the final and broke Guinard’s serve three times to secure victory in two hours and one minute.

By lifting his third ATP Challenger Tour trophy on Thai soil, and second of the season, Vacherot earned $11,200 in prize money as well as 75 ATP Ranking points.

Guinard/Jacq capture doubles title

Later in the afternoon, Guinard was back in action, clinching the doubles title alongside his countryman Gregoire Jacq. The Frenchmen beat Francis Casey Alcantara from the Philippines and Chinese Fajing Sun 6-4, 7-6(6) in one hour and 21 minutes.

Guinard and Jacq split $4,665 in prize money and pocketed 75 ATP Doubles Ranking points.