ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW19

Manuel Guinard triumphs in Prague

MUNICH, May 19, 2021 (by Dietmar Kaspar)

M25 Prague CZE – Manuel Guinard prevails

Following his triumph on home soil three weeks ago, Manuel Guinard clinched the trophy of the RPM Prague Open 2021, hosted by TK Spoje Praha.

The 25-year-old Frenchman battled through the bottom half of the draw, beating No. 4 seed Chun Hsin Tseng from Chinese Taipei, 19, and former Junior World No. 1, in the stage of the final four in two sets.

British tennis-hope Jack Draper made it to the final with a three-set win in the semi-finals against former Juniors World No. 8 and wild card entry Dalibor Svrcina from the Czech Republic.

Unseeded Guinard converted all of his six break-point opportunities and lost three service games in the title match to triumph 6-4, 6-3 after one hour and 36 minutes. The former World No. 156 celebrated his ninth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour and is close to return to Top 300 of the ATP Rankings. 


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M15 Valldoreix ESP – Alvaro Lopez San Martin with sensational run

Qualifier Alvaro Lopez San Martin emerged victorious at the WTT Vila de Valldoreix, held at Club Esportiu Valldoreix near Barcelona.

The 23-year-old Spaniard took the last step to the final by defeating Argentinian No. 4 seed Facundo Diaz Acosta in three sets.

Martin Cuevas from Uruguay fought past Portuguese Tiago Cacao in the semi-finals in three sets.

Local favourite Lopez San Martin won six points more in the championship match to secure a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 win after one hour and 47 minutes. The Barcelona native, who was ranked World No. 11 as a junior, lifted his ninth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour and his second in 2021. 

M15 Prijedor BIH – Aldin Setkic triumphs on home soil 

Aldin Setkic from Bosnia and Herzegovina is the champion of the XLVIII Memorijal Dr. M. Stojanovic, hosted bythe Tennis Club Dr. Mladen Stojanovic in Prijedor. 

The veteran from Sarajevo battled past Kazakh No. 3 seed Denis Yevseyev in the stage of the last four in straight sets.

No. 2 seed Nerman Fatic booked his spot in the all-Bosnian final with a three-set victory against Serbian junior entry Hamad Medjedovic.

No. 6 seed Setkic outpointed his compatriot in the title match 111-92 to prevail 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 after about three hours. The 33-year-old celebrated his 29th singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

M15 Jerusalem ISR – Zane Khan wins third title of the season

The M15 Jerusalem tournament, held at the Israel Tennis & Education Center, concluded with the title win of US-American Zane Khan.

In the semis, the No. 5 seed Texas native benefited from the retirement of Bulgarian No. 6 seed Alexandar Lazarov after winning the first eight games of the match.

Top seed Edan Leshem won the all-Israeli semifinal-encounter against countryman and third favourite Yshai Oliel in straight sets.

Nineteen-year-old Khan won 84 per cent of his first-service points in the championship match to seal a 6-3, 6-4 victory in 77 minutes. The Florida resident lifted his third career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won in 2021.

M15 Antalya TUR – Nick Hardt dominates in Turkey 

Nick Hardt triumphed at the M15 Antalya tournament, hosted by the Club Megasaray in Belek, without losing a set the entire week. 

The 20-year-old from the Dominican Republic advanced to the final with a straight-set win over Italian No. 4 seed Francesco Forti. 

Last week’s Antalya-champion Alexander Erler from Austria edged out the tournament’s top favourite Orlando Luz from Brazil in the semi-finals in three sets. 

Unseeded Hardt capitalized on all of his five break-point opportunities and lost one service-game in the title match to prevail 6-0, 7-6 after one hour and 49 minutes. The Santiago de los Caballeros native celebrated his fourth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.


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M15 Monastir TUN – Yunseong Chung returns to winners’ circle 

No. 2 seed Yunseong Chung clinched the title of the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, held at Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir.

The 23-year-old South Korean stopped the run of US-American qualifier Omni Kumar in the stage of the final four in two sets.

Top seed Aziz Dougaz from Tunisia rallied past Italian qualifier Mattia Frinzi in the semi-finals in straight sets.

Seoul-born Chung converted all of his four break-point chances in the championship match and dropped one service game to claim a 6-1, 7-5 victory in 81 minutes. The former Junior World No. 3 lifted his third career trophy following his two title wins on home soil in 2018.