ATP Challenger Tour

The ATP has announced changes to the Challenger Tour.
Glenys Furness - Sep 17, 2022

The ATP has announced upgrades to the ATP Challenger Tour from the 2023 season.¬†From January 2023 the ATP Challenger tour will undergo enhancements which will be welcomed by players and fans alike. The changes are a result of an in-depth review and strategy development. The changes are set to deliver a record number of events, […]


Roman Safiullin Marseille
Damian Kust, Editor - Aug 15, 2022

Two players had to win their respective finals on Sunday to secure their top 100 debuts and both managed to do it. Roman Safiullin claimed the title in Chicago, while Camilo Ugo Carabelli triumphed in Lima. Meanwhile, Pavel Kotov is inches away from that very same feat after his run at San Marino. Bernabe Zapata […]

Juncheng Shang Wimbledon
Damian Kust, Editor - Aug 8, 2022

It’s a very famous fact that China has never had a male top 100 player. Things are definitely looking up right now though with three Chinese champions at the Challenger level in the past three weeks. Zhizhen Zhang capitalized on a phenomenal month he’s had with a title at Cordenons, while the former junior World […]

Dominic Stricker, a Challenger Tour champion in Zug.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 31, 2022

Four ATP Challenger Tour events were held this week with exciting action across Canada, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Constant Lestienne almost went back-to-back in Pozoblanco/Segovia, losing on the final hurdle to Hugo Grenier. Dominic Stricker and Emilio Gomez also claimed titles and could be eyeing their top 100 debuts sometime soon. Meanwhile, Raul Brancaccio took […]

Franceso Passaro won his first Challenger Tour title this week.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 24, 2022

Francesco Passaro and Zsombor Piros were the maiden winners on the ATP Challenger Tour this week. Both players had competed in multiple finals at this level in the past, but finally got over the line. Meanwhile, Aleksandar Kovacevic almost joined the winners’ circle, but missed out on six championship points against Yibing Wu. Constant Lestienne […]

ATP Challenger Tour Amersfoort champion Tallon Griekspoor in action.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 17, 2022

Tallon Griekspoor won an all-time record eight Challenger titles last year, but hadn’t played at that level in 2022 yet. The Dutchman chose to compete in Amersfoort though and was in stellar form from the get-go. Meanwhile, Yibing Wu continued his incredible ascendancy this year with a second Challenger title. 19-year-old Francesco Maestrelli also joined […]

Jan-Lennard Struff won a Challenger Tour title in Braunschweig.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 11, 2022

Five ATP Challenger Tour events were organized during the second week of Wimbledon. By far the biggest story was Jan-Lennard Struff looking next to unbeatable in Braunschweig. Pedro Cachin managed to secure his top 100 debut by triumphing in Todi. Read back on this week’s action: Challenger Tour Weekly Recap Braunschweig Jan-Lennard Struff came into […]

Maximilian Marterer
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 8, 2022

Braunschweig, Germany- Maximilian Marterer advanced to the final of the 2022 Brawo Open, defeating Zhizhen Zhang 6-3 5-7 7-6. The match had basically three very different phases: up until 6-3 4-4 for the German (Marterer looking like he’d smoothly cruise to victory) from 4-4 in the 2nd to Zhang leading 5-3 in the decider (the […]

Zhizhen Zhang
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 8, 2022

Braunschweig, Germany– Zhizhen Zhang made the semifinals at Braunschweig, defeating Marco Cecchinato 6-4 6-7 6-3. This has been a brilliant patch of play for the Chinese, who has already won seven matches in the past two weeks. At Luedenscheid, he finished runner-up to Hamad Medjedovic. This week in Braunschweig, he’s already eliminated quality players like […]

Igor Zelenay
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 6, 2022

Braunschweig, Germany– Igor Zelenay has already claimed two Challenger doubles titles this year and is closing in on the all-time record. As it stands right now, Sanchai Ratiwatana is on 48, while his twin brother Sonchat has 46. Zelenay tied the latter by triumphing in Zagreb a couple of months ago. The Ratiwatanas and he […]

Jan-Lennard Struff
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 5, 2022

Braunschweig, Germany– While Federico Delbonis and Jan-Lennard Struff had already faced each other in the opening round at a Challenger (Helsinki 2012), neither had played a lot on that circuit in recent years. In fact, the Argentinian last showed up on it at Ismaning 2020, while Struff played Phoenix earlier this year, but before that […]

Taro Daniel French Open
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 4, 2022

Braunschweig, Germany– Taro Daniel made plenty of headlines earlier this year when he qualified and made the third round at the Australian Open, defeating Andy Murray. Plenty of that came from a much-improved serve, which generated a lot more free points and a higher ace rate. “I definitely changed my approach towards my service game […]

Hamad Medjedovic was a champion on the Challenger Tour last week.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jul 4, 2022

Despite the first week of Wimbledon, it was still a very busy week on the ATP Challenger Tour. Interesting prospects Hamad Medjedovic and Juan Bautista Torres won their first events. Meanwhile, Constant Lestienne keeps going in a wonderful season, while Facundo Mena proved his altitude clay expertise. Read back on this week’s action: Challenger Tour […]

Francesco Passaro ATP Rome
Damian Kust, Editor - Jun 26, 2022

It was a great week for Argentina on the ATP Challenger Tour as their representative not only claimed the title at home in Buenos Aires, but also at Milan. Meanwhile, Kaichi Uchida shocked everyone with his new-found clay skills to take the title in Oeiras. Read back on this week’s action: Milan Federico Coria lost […]

Borna Coric 2022 French Open
Damian Kust, Editor - Jun 19, 2022

While it’s not a written rule, the winner of the Ilkley Trophy traditionally receives a Wimbledon wildcard. The tradition was kept up this year with Zizou Bergs securing his Grand Slam debut that way. Meanwhile in Parma, Borna Coric won his first title after the right shoulder injury that sidelined him for a full year. […]

Dan Evans won a Challenger Tour title in Nottingham.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jun 15, 2022

It was another week featuring five events across three surfaces on the Challenger Tour. Jordan Thompson and Jason Kubler almost made it back-to-back titles, falling at the last hurdle. Jaume Munar and Tomas Martin Etcheverry produced a number of quality rallies in their final in Perugia. Meanwhile, Alexander Shevchenko won his maiden Challenger title in […]



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