Guinard Earns Maiden Challenger Title In Roseto

Chun-hsin Tseng and Manuel Guinard (photo: Regione Abruzzo Challenger)


Frenchman Manuel Guinard captured his maiden title on the ATP Challenger Tour by lifting the trophy of the Regione Abruzzo Aterno Gas & Power Cup II hosted by the Tennis Club Roseto in Central Italy.

The 26-year-old alternate of the €45,730 ATP Challenger clay-court tournament defeated No. 8 seed Chun-hsin Tseng of Chinese Taipei 6-1, 6-2 in Sunday’s singles final. Guinard, currently sitting on a career-high ranking of World No. 199, capitalized on six of his 10 break-point opportunities and won 62 per cent of the total points played to seal victory in one hour and five minutes.


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“I played against him six or seven months ago and it was almost the same match. It was tough at the beginning and then … I think he doesn’t like my game. I expected a tougher one today,” Guinard said.

“It was very nice. I played the second week here and the weather was nice, a bit chilly at the beginning but I like the city next to the sea. The courts were nice and the organisation was good. Everyone tried his best and I appreciate it.” 

What’s next up for the Saint-Malo native? “I am going to Zadar. I will take the bus to Rome in a few hours, flying to Split. After that I will play Marbella followed by a week of training,” Guinard explained his schedule for the upcoming week.

Following nine title wins on the ITF World Tennis Tour, Guinard celebrated his first triumph at Challenger level and earned €6,190 in prize money as well as 80 ATP Ranking points.