Dove Men+ Care Challenger Bolivia 2
Great Britain's Paul Jubb has claimed the first Challenger title of his career in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Jubb, who was yet to drop a set across the tournament prior to the final, dispatched his Peruvian opponent, Juan Pablo Varillas, 6-3, 7-6(5) in one hour and 37 minutes.
The Dove Men+ Care Challenger trophy moves the already impressive finals record of the 22-year-old to 8-1 thus far in his young career
World No. 296 Jubb will now tackle Columbian wildcard Mateo Gomez in the first round of the Pereira Challenger.
Flavio Cobolli joins Jubb as a first-time Challenger victor following his triumphant run to the title at the Zadar Open in Croatia.
The 6th seed needed one hour and 28 minutes to overcome Polish qualifier Daniel Michalski 6-4, 6-2 in Sunday’s final.
The Zadar Open marked Cobolli’s third Challenger final after two deep runs in Rome and Barletta last year.
19-year-old Cobolli, who was named as an alternate for the 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals, looks to be another promising talent amongst an already stacked crop of Italian youngsters.
Flowbank Challenger Biel
The strong Challenger finals record of Austrian Jurij Rodionov has also been bolstered over the past week after his dominant success at the Flowbank Challenger.
Rodionov now holds a 4-1 record in Challenger singles finals after a 7-6(3), 6-4 victory over Poland’s Kacper Zuk.
Rodionov’s run in Biel/Benne marked his first Challenger title in more than a calendar year and the 22-year-old was quick to wish his opponent well while also thanking his team and fans for their support throughout the week.
The Austrian will hope to keep his strong Swiss form alive when he opens his campaign in Lugano against World No. 157 Dominic Stricker.
Play In Challenger Lille
Frenchman Quentin Halys enjoyed the support of the home crowd in Lille after strong performances in both singles and doubles this past week.
Halys found himself on the other side of the net to No. 1 seed Ricardas Berankis in Sunday’s singles final, but it was ultimately the 2 seed who secured victory 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 in a marathon two hour and 27-minute affair.
The 25-year-old, who boasts 11 Grand Slam singles main draw appearances across his career to date, had dispatched the Lithuanian earlier this season and, after Sunday, their H2H now stands at 3-1 in favour of the Frenchman.
Halys’s form also extended to the doubles court with his partnership with countryman Jonathan Eysseric almost proving victorious.
The pair dropped just one set on their way to the final against Norway’s Victor Durasovic and Finland’s Patrik Niklas-Salminen but ultimately fell 7-5, 7-6(1) in an hour and 19 minutes.