SOCK SALUTES IN SAVANNAH, EDGES TOWARDS TOP 100


Photograph: Savannah Challenger


Savannah Challenger, USA


Former world No. 8 Jack Sock has claimed the fourth ATP Challenger title of his career after a 6-4, 6-1 win over Christian Harrison on Sunday.



Sock, who was a finalist in Savannah back in 2014, will see his ranking improve to a season high world No. 123 from Monday.



Harrison, who entered Savannah fresh off a doubles title at last week’s Challenger event in Tallahassee, will now be ranked at world No. 198.



Morellos Challenger, Mexico


Briton Jay Clarke defeated Adrian Menendez-Maceiras 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5) to lift the trophy at the Morellos Challenger on Sunday.



Clarke’s victory marks his third title at ATP Challenger level from seven finals appearances.


From Monday, Clarke will climb to world No. 161, eight spots shy of the career high that he reached in 2019.



36-year-old Menendez-Maceiras, who is now 4-13 in Challenger Tour finals, will reach world No. 351 after his run in Mexico.



Ostrava Challenger, Czech Republic


World No. 278 Evan Furness has capped off an incredible week in Ostrava with his first Challenger title after a 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-1 win over Ryan Peniston.



Furness, who reached the main draw in Ostrava via qualifying, strung together seven-straight wins on his way to the title on Sunday.


The Frenchman will be listed at a career high ranking of world No. 214 when he opens his campaign at the Challenger event in Prague against Sebastian Ofner on Tuesday.




Peniston, who is now 0-3 in finals at the Challenger level, will also assume a career high rank of world No. 200 when he kicks off his week in Prague against Aussie Aleksander Vukic.



Rome Challenger, Italy


In an all-Italian final on home soil, Franco Agamenone has emerged victorious thanks to a 6-1, 6-4 win over Gian Marco Moroni.



Agamenone now moves to 3-0 in ATP Challenger Tour finals after he held the trophy aloft in Rome on Sunday.


The 29-year-old Agamenone will soon hold a career-high ranking of world No. 151 when he commences his week at the Mauthausen Challenger on Tuesday.


Moroni’s trip to the final in Rome will see him rewarded with a new career-high ranking of world No. 164.



Buenos Aires Challenger, Argentina


The Challenger Tour produced a third champion on home soil this weekend when Camilo Ugo Carabelli claimed the Buenos Aires title.


The Argentine overcame countryman Andrea Collarini 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday to claim his second Challenger title and first of 2022.



Carabelli, who dropped just one set on his way to the title, will be ranked at a career-high world No. 152 when he meets Joao Domingues in the first round of the Salvador de Bahia Challenger on Tuesday.



Collarini will ascend to world No. 186 from Monday after his strong week in Buenos Aires.