Draper Downs Berrettini, Lifts Boss Open Trophy

Jack Draper (photo: BOSS Open/Paul Zimmer)


It’s third time lucky for Jack Draper. After finishing runner-up in Sofia last year and in Adelaide earlier this season, the 22-year-old Briton clinched his maiden title on the ATP Tour at the BOSS Open in Stuttgart. Draper outlasted two-time Weissenhof champion Matteo Berrettini of Italy 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final.

In an even match with both players winning 50 per cent of the total points played, the No. 7 seed withstood 14 aces and fired 12 on his own to secure victory in two hours and four minutes.

“It’s incredible. Just thank you so much for the support,” Draper said. “It was a really, really tough match. But I’m really happy to win my first title. It means so much to me.”

“What an amazing final. I know Matteo has had injuries but it shows how much of an unbelievable player he is. “To win my first title in a tournament like this is incredible. Looking at all the past winners and to be on that list means the world to me.”

Draper collected a prize purse of €111,785 and earned 250 ATP Ranking points. The lefty from Sutton climbed 10 spots to No. 30 in the ATP Live Rankings. Draper will rise to a career-high on Monday, when he will become the new British No. 1.

The doubles competition was won by the Brazilian duo of Rafael Matos and Marcelo Melo. They triumphed in the final against Britain’s Julian Cash and US-American Robert Galloway 3-6, 6-3 10-8 in one hour and 17 minutes.

53,000 fans in Stuttgart

Earlier in the day, tournament director Edwin Weindorfer was delighted to announce a new attendance record since HUGO BOSS became the title sponsor in 2022.

“The positive trend in visitor numbers has continued. After welcoming 48,300 fans last year, this time we had 53,000 spectators at the BOSS OPEN. We were completely sold out for the last three days of the tournament,” Weindorfer said.

He also expressed pride in the tournament being free of plastic bottles, thanks to sponsor Waterdrop. Sustainability also plays a key role with partner Porsche, which provides electric and hybrid vehicles for player shuttles.

Weindorfer and the chairman of TC Weissenhof, Dr. Hans-Georg Kauffeld, also looked ahead to further improvements to the facility, including wider pathways for spectators, two Padel courts, a larger VIP area, and better parking options.