Bernard Tomic has won his second singles title on the trot, taking out another ITF 15K event in Cancun, Mexico.
After a difficult start to the season – including a 5-10 win/loss record prior to his past two events – the Australian resorted back to ITF level, allowing him to rediscover some form.
Tomic has now claimed ten consecutive victories without dropping a set as he looks to progress his way back to the top flight of men’s tennis.
In Sunday’s final, the 29-year-old overcame Moldovan Alexander Cozbinov 7-6(5), 6-3 to cap off a stellar week, on the back of ten aces and 77% points won behind his first serve.
Taking to his Instagram post-match to thank his fans, Tomic posted “There are no secrets to success. It requires: Preparation, hard work, and learning from your mistakes.”
Hard work the Australian will need to keep putting in, to get his ranking back up to where he desires – currently sitting just inside the ATP top 600 when new points are added.
22-year-old Matthew Dellavedova reached his second ITF singles final of the season in Monastir, Tunisia – falling just short of a maiden professional title.
The Aussie put on a strong showing in both his quarterfinal and semifinal, overcoming second seed Gabriel Debru in straight sets before a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Sun Fajing.
However, it wasn’t to be in Sunday’s final, going down to Eliakim Coulibaly, who has now defeated ‘Delly’ in four of the past five weeks.
Still a successful week, the Aussie’s win/loss for 2022 moves to 45-30 whilst his ATP ranking should rise inside the ATP top 600 for the first time.
22-year-old Aussie Elysia Bolton has won her third ITF doubles title, teaming up with American Jamie Loeb to claim the 25K trophy in Austin, Texas.
Bolton, who has recently concluded four years as a student-athlete at UCLA, is now turning her attention to the pro tour and reaping the rewards.
This week, Bolton and Loeb won eight straight sets to claim the title – boosting the Aussie’s live WTA doubles ranking inside the top 250.
Meanwhile, Astra Sharma, Kody Pearson, Blake Bayldon, and James Frawley all reached ITF doubles semifinals but were unable to progress into deciders.
Sharma, and partner Arianne Hartono fell 10-8 in a super tiebreak at the 60K event in Templeton, whilst Pearson, alongside Henri Squire, were edged at the 25K event Falun, Sweden.
Bayldon and Frawley, competing in Vietnam and Tunisia respectively, were both defeated by the top-seeded doubles pairings in their semifinal encounters.