ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW02

Carlos Sanchez Jover (photo: Carlos Sanchez Jover/Instagram)

MUNICH, January 20, 2021 (by Dietmar Kaspar)

M15 Cairo EGY – Carlos Sanchez Jover captures his maiden title

Carlos Sanchez Jover triumphed at the Egypt Men’s Future, held at Al-Solaimaneyah Center in Cairo, without losing a set the entire week.

The 20-year-old Spaniard made the last step to the final by defeating Swiss No. 5 seed Johan Nikles.

Juan Pablo Paz from Argentina battled through the top half of the draw, beating Spanish No. 7 seed Pol Toledo Bague in the semi-finals in straight sets.

Albacete-born Sanchez Jover converted five of his nine break-point chances in the title match to claim a 6-3, 6-0 victory in 69 minutes. The left-hander celebrated his first singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.


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M15 Manacor ESP – Evan Furness clinches another trophy on hard court

The ITF Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar World Tennis Tour by LG tournament concluded with the title win of Evan Furness.

The Pontivy native, who entered the competition by special exempt, battled past German No. 8 seed Tobias Simon in the stage of the last four in straight sets.

Danish tennis hope and World No. 1 in the ITF Juniors Ranking Holger Rune, who has already won three titles on the ITF Pro Circuit last season, eased past French No. 7 seed Dan Added in the semi-finals in two sets.

Furness capitalized on eight of his 13 break-point opportunities in the championship match to prevail 6-2, 5-7, 6-0 after two hours and 17 minutes. The 22-year-old Frenchman, who won three consecutive titles in Heraklion last season, celebrated his seventh career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, No. 6 on hard court.


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M15 Antalya TUR – Adrian Andreev dominates in Turkey

Adrian Andreev from Bulgaria emerged victorious from the Artengo Open Series 1, hosted by the Club Megasaray in Belek, without losing a set during the tournament.

The former junior’s World No. 2 stopped the run of Spanish qualifier Alex Marti Pujolras in the stage of the final four in straight sets.

Alexander Shevchenko, who has been coached by Günter Bresnik for many years, advanced to the final with a straight-set win versus Sergey Fomin from Uzbekistan.

Nineteen-year-old Andreev outpointed his Russian opponent in the title match 73-57 to seal a 6-1, 7-6 win after one hour and 35 minutes. Following his maiden title win in Heraklion last season, the Sofia native lifted his second singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

M15 Monastir TUN – No champion crowned in Tunisia

The Magic Hotel Tours tournament, held at Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir, was cancelled after the first round by a nationwide lockdown due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. All tournaments scheduled to be held in Tunisia are cancelled for the rest of the month.