Sonego Retains Genova Challenger Crown

GENOVA, September 9, 2019 Lorenzo Sonego successfully defended his AON Open Challenger Genova title. The top seed from Italy fought past 20-year-old Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in Sunday’s singles final. Sonego capitalized on six of his 12 break point chances […]

Sonego To Play For Second Crown In Genova

GENOVA, September 8, 2019 (by Brian Allen) One day after playing his best match of the tournament, defending champion Lorenzo Sonego found a way to win at the AON Open Challenger only playing well when it counted. The top-seeded Italian […]

Sonego Succeeds Twice, Slides Into Semis in Genova

GENOVA, September 7, 2019 (by Brian Allen) Playing the equivalent of two matches on Friday at the AON Open Challenger didn’t faze top-seeded Lorenzo Sonego. In fact, he got better with age. “I played my best match of the tournament,” […]

Kohlschreiber Tames Big Hitter, Makes Genova Quarters

GENOVA, September 6, 2019 (by Brian Allen) Philipp Kohlschreiber, the No. 4 seed, overcame power-hitter Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain 7-5, 7-5 in a third-round matchup Thursday evening at the AON Open Challenger in Genova. He broke the Spaniard’s serve […]

Top Seeds Safely Through First Tests In Genova

GENOVA, September 5, 2019 (by Brian Allen) Experience matters, and Philipp Kohlschreiber displayed that in his 6-4, 6-4 win over 17-year-old Lorenzo Musetti of Italy at the AON Open Challenger in a Wednesday evening second-round matchup. The 35-year-old German, seeded […]

Zeppieri In Control, Into Genova Third Round

GENOVA, September 3, 2019 (by Brian Allen) Italy’s Giulio Zeppieri caused the first upset at the AON Open Challenger on Tuesday, beating No. 12 seed countryman Lorenzo Giustino 6-3, 6-2 in a second-round matchup. Zeppieri, a wildcard entry, kept Giustino […]

Italian Wildcards Give Genova Audience Something To Cheer

GENOVA, September 3, 2019 (by Brian Allen) Lorenzo Musetti’s shotmaking, and his willingness to quickly forget the occasional misfire, were at the core of his 6-3, 6-4 first-round victory over Filip Horansky in the feature match Monday night at the […]

Sonego Dominates On Home Soil To Clinch Genova Challenger Title

GENOVA, September 9, 2018 Lorenzo Sonego has celebrated his biggest triumph on the tour by winning the AON Open Challenger in Genova. The No. 8 seed from Italy defeated Dustin Brown of Germany 6-2, 6-1 in Sunday’s singles final of the […]

Sonego To Face Brown In Genova Challenger Final

GENOVA, September 9, 2018 Local favourite Lorenzo Sonego and Dustin Brown of Germany will compete in Sunday’s singles final of the €127,000 AON Open Challenger, held on the clay-courts of the Centro tennis di Valletta Cambiaso in Genova. Sonego defeated No. […]

Tsitsipas Conquers First ATP Challenger Title In Genova

GENOVA, September 10, 2017 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas conquered his first ATP Challenger singles title, winning Sunday’s final of the  €127,000 AON Open – Memorial Giorgio Messina in Genova. The #NextGenATP player from Greece edged past Spanish veteran Guillermo Garcia-López 7-5, 7-6. Tsitsipas, who finished runner-up […]