Schiessl Secures Another Title In Slovenia, Wins Vrhnika Open

Joao Eduardo Schiessl (photo: Florian Heer)

VRHNIKA, June 2, 2024

Brazilian teenager Joao Eduardo Schiessl has clinched back-to-back titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour swing in Slovenia. Following his maiden triumph on the Pro Circuit in Celje last week, the 19-year-old lifted the trophy of the $15,000 Vrhnika Open. Schiessl outlasted home favourite and No. 3 seed Bor Artnak 6-7(4), 6-0, 6-0 in Sunday’s singles final.

The World No. 487 battled his way into the championship match with wins in the top half of the draw over Alec Deckers from the Netherlands, Italian qualifier Stefano D’Agostino, Czech qualifier Jan Hrazdil and Luigi Sorrentino of Italy.

Schiessl hit three aces in the title match and broke Artnak’s serve eight times to seal victory in two hours and 44 minutes. The lefty from Sao Paulo earned 15 ATP Ranking points.


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The Vrhnika Open was held at the TK Vrhnika in a picturesque town in central Slovenia. The city with about 10,000 inhabitants is situated approximately 21 kilometers southwest of the capital, Ljubljana. Known for its rich history, charming landscapes, and cultural significance, Vrhnika offers a delightful escape into the heart of Slovenian tradition and natural beauty.

Vrhnika has a storied past dating back to Roman times, when it was known as Nauportus. The town’s strategic location along the Ljubljanica River made it an important trade and transport hub. Visitors can explore remnants of its ancient history, including archaeological sites and the iconic Močilnik springs, which are steeped in local legends.