Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ITF Womens Circuit, Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, $100,000 + H USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-1, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 7-6(4) 6-2, SF: ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sabina SHARIPOVA (UBZ) 2-6 7-5 7-6(3), 2R: Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) 6-7(6) 4-5 retired; Islamabad, Pakistan, ITF Futures, Begum Kulsum Saifullah ITF Futures Championships, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Shahzad KHAN (PAK) 6-2 6-4, 2R: Enrique LOPEZ-PEREZ (ESP) 5-7 3-6.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ITF Womens Circuit, Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, $100,000 + H USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-1, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 7-6(4) 6-2, SF: ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sabina SHARIPOVA (UBZ) 2-6 7-5 7-6(3), 2R: Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) 6-7(6) 4-5 retired; Islamabad, Pakistan, ITF Futures, Begum Kulsum Saifullah ITF Futures Championships, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Shahzad KHAN (PAK) 6-2 6-4, 2R: Enrique LOPEZ-PEREZ (ESP) 5-7 3-6.

First ITF final for Dubrivnyy pleased his coach Karol Beck

Despite Artem Dubrivnyy - Russian player, who is a member of Empire Tennis Academy at Trnava – lost his first finale on ITF circuit, but his coach Karol Beck has a reason to smile.

"Artem plays good tennis. Yes, he lost the last game against Ukrainian Danylo Kalenichenko at the tournament, but I have to be happy how he play whole week. To be honest, he surprised me. He was finally able to keep standard play for all five games at the tournament. Yes, there were some failures, but generally it was good performance," praised his effort Karol Beck, former Slovakia tennis players, who works now with young Russian talented player almost one and half year.

Just 18-years old Artem Dubrivnyy misses just some mental power to beat experienced Ukrainian in the finale. Kalenichenko beat him 4-6, 6-4, 2-6. "Artem forced him to play three sets. He had some good breakball opportunities, but unfortunately waste them. But you can see the opponent was slightly better as about mental style of play. Nevermind, I am also glad he plays in front of home fans at Trnava. They have finally chance to see him during home tournament," continue Karol Beck who works with two Russian juniors at Empire Academy.

"But the second one is injured right now, so I try to concentrate on Artem. If he will works like last week, performs similar performance, he has chance to move higher on ATP ranking. He could move on 700-th place in the end of the year, I supposed. I really hope Trnava Futures help him to be stronger, kick him to get the best of yourself," wish Karol Beck, former Top 100 player.

Artem Dubrivnyy´s coach highest ranking was 36-th place at August 2005. Current ATP ranking for young Russian players is No.1247, as about junior he holds now position 59-th. "I believe this final will be motivation for him, as he is now ending his junior years," finished Karol Beck.

 

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Ivan Kopčáni, www.empire-tennis-academy.com
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