ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW13

Hamad Medjedovic (photo: Zadar Open)

MUNICH, April 6, 2022 (by Dietmar Kaspar)

M25 Canberra AUS – Jason Kubler captures back-to-back titles on home soil

Following his title win at the same place last week, former World No. 91 Jason Kubler clinched another trophy at the ACT Claycourt International 2, hosted by Canberra Tennis Centre. 

In an all-Australian semi-final round, the tournament’s top favourite cruised past wildcard entry Ken Cavrak in straight sets. 

Wildcard Omar Jasika, who won the singles and doubles title at the 2014 US Open Junior Tennis Championships, fought past his compatriot Li Tu in the stage of the last four in three sets.

Twenty-eight-year-old Kubler gained one break less in the title match but secured a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 victory after about two hours by striking 11 aces. The Brisbane native celebrated his 19th singles title on the Pro Circuit including his six triumphs on the ATP Challenger Tour.

M25 Rosario, Santa Fe ARG – Santiago Fa Rodriguez Taverna prevails on home soil

The Copa Paddoc Ger, held at Gymnasia Y Esgrima do Rosario Sede Parque, concluded with the title win of local hero Santiago Fa Rodriguez Taverna.

The tournament’s top seed from Argentina edged out Bolivian No. 5 seed Murkel Dellien, the younger brother of tennis professional Hugo Dellien, in the semi-finals in two sets. 

No. 3 seed Gonzalo Villanueva set the all-Argentinian final with a straight-set win versus US-American No. 2 seed Oliver Crawford, who played college tennis for the University of Florida.

Buenos Aires-born Rodriguez Taverna broke his 27-year-old opponent in the championship match five times by dropping three service-games to succeed 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 after two hours and 20 minutes. The 22-year-old World No. 217 lifted his seventh career trophy on the Pro Circuit including his ATP Challenger title on home soil at the beginning of the season.

M15 Antalya TUR – Teenager Hamad Medjedovic captures maiden trophy

Eighteen-year-old Hamad Medjedovic from Serbia took the title of the Antalya Series, hosted by the Club Megasaray in Belek. 

The former Junior World No. 9 advanced to the final with a straight-set win against French No. 6 seed Valentin Royer.

No. 5 seed Timo Stodder of Germany, who played college tennis for the University of Tennessee, eased past Marsel Ilhan from Turkey in the semi-finals in two sets.

No. 8 seed Medjedovic converted five of his 12 break-point chances without facing a break-point in the title match to seal victory with 6-0, 6-1 in exactly one hour of play. The Novi Pazar native, who is based at the Novak Tennis Center of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Belgrade, celebrated his first singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.


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M15 Sharm El Sheikh EGY – Peter Fajta triumphs again in Sharm El Sheikh 

Following his maiden title win at the same place last season, Peter Fajta clinched another trophy of the M15 Sharm El Sheikh tournament, held at Soho Square. 

The 19-year-old Hungarian knocked off the tournament’s top favourite Alibek Kachmazov in the semi-finals in straight sets. 

German No. 7 seed Dominik Boehler booked the spot in the final with a three-set win versus No. 4 seeded Italian Samuel Vincent Ruggeri.

Budapest-born Fajta withstood 13 aces of his 26-year-old rival and gained one break more in the championship match to prevail 7-6, 6-4 after one hour and 52 minutes. The No. 3 seed lifted his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

M15 Monastir TUN – Oscar Weightman caps dream run with maiden title 

Oscar Weightman emerged victorious at the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, hosted by Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir. 

The British qualifier took the last step to the final by defeating Chinese No. 5 seed Zhe Li in three sets.

Japanese No. 8 seed Jumpei Yamasaki rallied past teenager Khololwam Montsi from South Africa in the semi-finals in three sets.

Twenty-year-old Weithtman earned the only four breaks in the title match and won 90 per cent of his first-service points to claim a 6-2, 6-2 victory in 74 minutes. The London native celebrated his first singles title on the Pro Circuit.