Skatov Secures Schwaben Open Crown

Timofey Skatov (photo: Schwaben Open)


Timofey Skatov has claimed his second ATP Challenger Tour career title by winning the 2024 Schwaben Open. The top seed of the €36,900 clay-court tournament held at the Tennis Club Augsburg Siebentisch, rallied from a set down to overcome No. 8 seed and first-time finalist Elmer Moller of Denmark 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday.

Skatov withstood four aces and broke his opponent’s serve nine times to seal victory in two hours and 37 minutes.


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“It wasn’t easy at all. My opponent played really well. There were a lot of tough rallies and I needed to stay focused all the time. I also stayed positive, which helped to gain this result. I am very happy,” said the World No. 242, who earned his maiden trophy in Parma, Italy two years ago.

“It’s always nice to win a title, feeling unbeatable in one week at least. I hope to get more this year. 

“I didn’t expect to win the title in Parma. Here I was seeded first, which was a bit of pressure. But I knew that I could do it. It’s really nice,” Skatov said.

Schnaitter/Wallner take doubles title

In other action, Jakob Schnaitter and Mark Wallner claimed the doubles title. The top seeds from Germany outlasted David Pichler of Austria and Michael Vrbensky from the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-2, 10-2 in one hour and 21 minutes.

By winning their second Challenger team title following their triumph in Prague two weeks ago, Schnaitter and Wallner split €1,900 in prize money and earned 50 ATP Doubles Ranking points.

“Even though this is our second Challenger title, winning on home soil is, of course, something very special,” said Schnaitter. Teammate Wallner was also enthusiastic about the atmosphere in Augsburg: “The tournament here is really excellently organized, and you feel right at home from the very first moment.”