Challenger Tour Weekly Recap: Clay, Grass, Hard, Lots of Fun

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It’s one of these great weeks of ATP Challenger Tour action again. Five tournaments across three surfaces and many top 100 players competing. Whether you enjoy clay, grass, or hard, you’re certainly able to find something for yourself. Top-seeds Lorenzo Musetti and Arthur Rinderknech cleaned up their respective titles, but looked a bit off their […] READ MORE


Top Seeds Claim the Doubles Title at the Poznań Open

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Poznan, Poland- Hunter Reese and Szymon Walków won the 2022 Poznań Open doubles title, defeating Marek Gengel and Adam Pavlasek 1-6 6-3 10-6. Walków became the sixth Pole to achieve a double-digit number of Challenger doubles trophies, after Łukasz Kubot, Mateusz Kowalczyk, Tomasz Bednarek, Mariusz Fyrstenberg, and Marcin Matkowski. He was also the last Pole […] READ MORE


Dimitar Kuzmanov on Improvement and Upcoming Goals

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Poznan, Poland- One of the more surprising semifinalists of the Poznań Open this year is Dimitar Kuzmanov. The 28-year-old Bulgarian had a breakthrough campaign in 2021, winning his maiden Challenger title. It’s fair to say that he’s continuing this form now. “I’m definitely more confident. I have a lot of experience already, playing all the […] READ MORE


One Point That Changed a Lot for Zizou Bergs

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Poznan, Poland- Zizou Bergs took out third-seeded Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4 6-2 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals in Poznań. The Belgian’s ball-striking was incredibly crisp and aggressive, allowing him to dominate the higher-ranked opponent. But a performance of such a high standard probably wouldn’t have been possible, if not for one point that […] READ MORE


Alexander Shevchenko Eyeing A Second Deep Run in Poznań

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Poznan, Poland– When Alexander Shevchenko came to Poznań last year, it was his first Challenger event. The Russian had to start from the qualifying draw, but pulled off five straight wins to make it to the semifinals, losing to Jiri Lehecka. Since then, the 21-year-old managed to make it to the top 250 of the […] READ MORE


An Update on Jerzy Janowicz’s Comeback

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Poznan, Poland– Jerzy Janowicz played his second match of 2022 on Tuesday, losing to Elmar Ejupovic 6-7 1-6 at the Poznań Challenger. The former World No. 14 appeared on court for the first time since being taken out by Denis Yevseyev in Lugano at the end of March. “Overall, I thought it would be worse. […] READ MORE


Daniel Dutra da Silva Breaking New Ground at 33 Years Old

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Poznan, Poland– Daniel Dutra da Silva never reached a single Challenger semifinal before this year, getting stopped at the last eight stage six times. For years, the 33-year-old Brazilian was only a threat on the ITF World Tennis Tour, where he has compiled 24 singles and 26 doubles titles. But in 2022, Dutra da Silva […] READ MORE


Filip Peliwo Still Aiming High

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Poznan, Poland– One of the best junior players in the history of tennis (World No. 1, made the finals at all four Grand Slams in 2012, winning Wimbledon and the US Open), Filip Peliwo is still aiming to be at the top echelon of the game. The 28-year-old is playing his second Challenger since the […] READ MORE



Bernabe Zapata Miralles Comes Through a Thriller at the Poznan Open

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Top seed Bernabe Zapata Miralles found himself 1-6 1-4 15-40 down on serve against Dmitry Popko and almost out of the tournament. The Spaniard was visibly frustrated as his attempts to hit through his opponent saw him driving more balls straight into the back fence than past the Kazakh for winners. Understandably enough, the 24-year-old’s […] READ MORE