Mirza Basic wins maiden ATP Challenger trophy in Recanati

Mirza Basic lifted his first ATP Challenger trophy (photo: ATP CH Recanati)

RECANATI, July 26, 2015

Mirza Basic claimed his maiden ATP Challenger title, winning the final of the Guzzini Challenger 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 in Recanati against top-seed Ricardas Berankis.

In the pair’s second meeting, the 24-year-old from Bosnia-Herzegovina gained his first victory over the Lithuanian, hit six aces and capitalized on three of his four break points, converting his first match point in the tie-break of the final set after two hours and six minutes.

The president of the club in Recanati, Adulfo Guzzini, was very pleased with the week. “We could the tournament not have expected better. We received compliments from everyone. This is a unique Challenger and a great showcase for our city. I would like to thank all the staff, who worked throughout the year, realizing this event.”