Roca Batalla Wins Tunis Open Title

Oriol Roca Batalla (photo: KIA Tunis Open)


Oriol Roca Batalla of Spain has clinched his second title on the ATP Challenger Tour by winning the 2024 KIA Tunis Open. In Saturday’s final between two unseeded players, Roca Batalla defeated Valentin Royer of France 7-6(5), 7-5.

The 31-year-old Barcelona native converted four of his eight break-point opportunities and won 51 per cent of the total points played to succeed in two hours and 20 minutes.

Roca Batalla battled his way to the championship match with wins in the bottom half of the draw over Mark Lajal of Estonia, French lucky loser Tristan Lamasine, Bolivian Murkel Dellien and No. 2 seed Damir Dzumhur from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Roca Batalla, who claimed his maiden Challenger title at the Braga Open in Portugal last year, collected $11,200 in prize money as well as 75 ATP Ranking points.

The ATP Challenger Tour clay-court tournament was held at the Tennis Club De Tunis. The capital of Tunisia is a vibrant city that beautifully blends ancient history with modern culture. Located near the Mediterranean coast, it is known for its rich heritage, including the ancient ruins of Carthage and the historic Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Medina’s narrow streets are filled with bustling markets, traditional crafts, and stunning architecture, showcasing the city’s Islamic and Ottoman influences.