Rodionov Wins Koblenz Open, Reaches New Career-High Ranking

Jurij Rodionov (photo: Koblenz Open)

KOBLENZ/STARNBERG, February 5, 2024

Jurij Rodionov of Austria has claimed his first title of the season by winning the sixth edition of the Koblenz Open. The top seed of the €120,950 ATP Challenger Tour hard-court event held at the CGM Arena in Koblenz, Germany outlasted second-seeded US-American Brandon Nakashima 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-2 in Sunday’s singles final.

World No. 108 Rodionov booked his place in the championship match with wins in the top half of the draw over his compatriot Dennis Novak, Frenchman Valentin Royer, No. 7 seed Rudolf Molleker from Germany and Italian Stefano Travaglia.

Rodionov fired 12 aces, saved all six break points he faced and capitalized on four of his own 12 break-point chances to secure victory in two hours and 27 minutes.

By clinching his seventh ATP Challenger Tour career crown, Rodionov earned € 16,550 in prize money as well as 100 ATP Ranking points. The 24-year-old lefty has reached a new-career high Ranking of World No. 89 this week.

Arends/Verbeek triumph in doubles

On Saturday, Sander Arends and Sem Verbeek captured the doubles title. The No. 3 seeds from the Netherlands defeated local wild card entries Jakob Schnaitter and Mark Wallner 6-4, 6-2 in 55 minutes.

By wining their first team title, Arends and Verbeek split € 6,845 in prize money and pocketed 100 ATP Doubles Rankings points.

More than 10,000 spectators attended the matches over the eight days of competition. The organizers announced that the Koblenz Open is set to return in 2025.