Luca Nardi (ITL) def (4) Zizou Bergs (BEL) 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-5
19-year-old Italian, Luca Nardi claimed his third ATP Challenger title of the year in a tough three-set win over Belgian Zizou Bergs.
Nardi becomes the fifth player this year to win at least three titles on the ATP Challenger tour.
The Italian’s triumph will see him rise to a career-high ranking on the ATP live rankings to No. 142.
Bergs got off to the perfect start, breaking in the first game of the match. Nardi managed to break Bergs' serve when he was serving for the set to send the set to a tiebreak. Nardi played a scintillating tiebreaker to claim the opening set.
From 1-1 in the second set, Bergs claimed the next three games to race to a 4-1 lead. He was able to hold his nerve and level the match. In the third set, Nardi secured a match-winning break of serve in the 12th game of the set.
Nardi will look to continue his fantastic year and edge closer top 100 on the ATP Tour.
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) def (3) Francesco Passaro (ITL) 7-6(2), 6-4
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe claimed the 9th ATP Challenger title of his career, defeating Francesco Passaro in a tough straight sets win.
Stebe’s victory in Italy was his first ATP Challenger title since 2019.
In the first set, Stebe failed to serve for the set at 5-4 but managed to compose himself to breeze through the tiebreaker.
Both players exchanged early breaks of serve in the second set but it was Stebe who gained a crucial break of serve in the 10th game of the set to defeat the hometown hero.
Stebe will rise to No. 179 in the ATP live rankings as he looks to once again reach the world’s top 100.
Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) def Maxime Janvier (FRA) 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3
Kimmer Coppejans defeated Maxime Janvier to win his first ATP Challenger title since 2018.
The triumph is the Belgian's sixth ATP Challenger tour title of his career.
In a battle of two unseeded players, Janvier claimed a marathon opening set. Coppejans put the disappointment of the first behind him to race out to a 2-0 lead in the second set. Janvier managed to level the set at 2-2 but Coppejans managed to break in the 12th game to level the match at one-set all.
In the third set, Coppejans once again raced out to an early lead but in contrast to the second set, he did not give up the break of serve and managed to close out the match and claim the title.
Coppejans has risen to No. 210 in the ATP live rankings.
Brandon Walkin and Jason Taylor fell short of the final of the ITF M25 in Hungary, going down 5-7, 6-4, 10-5 in the semifinals.