Heilbronn, Germany, ATP Challenger, NECKARCUP, 85 000 €, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK) - Denys MOLCHANOV (UKR) - Roman JEBAVY (CZE)/Florin MERGEA (ROU) 6-7(5) 6-4 10-4, QF: Philipp PETZSCHNER /Tim PUETZ (GER) 6-2 2-6 10-6, SF: Rameez JUNAID (AUS) / David PEL (NED) 1-6 4-6; Rome, Italy, WTA Premier 5, Internazionali BNL d'Italia, 3 351 720 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R: Petra MARTIC (CRO) 6-1 6-2, 3R: Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 0-6 6-3 6-2, QF: Angelique KERBER (GER) 6-4 6-4, SF: Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) 6-4 6-3, F: Simona HALEP (ROU) ?-?; 1R,  Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Alja TOMLJANOVIC (AUS) 6-0 6-4, 2R: Danielle COLLINS (USA) 6-2 6-3, 3R: Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) 6-0 3-6 2-6; Doboj, Bosnia/Herzegovina, ITF Futures, 12.th DOBOJ OPEN - 2018, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor:1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Fran Zvonimir ZGOMBIC (CRO) 6-2 3-6 4-6; Jerba, Tunisia, ITF Futures, Jerba Open 2018, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R: Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Daniel MORA (COL) 4-6 2-6; Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, ITF Futures, Zalaegerszeg Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Norbert NAGYI (AUT) 6-2 2-6 7-5, Qualifying Final: Nick CMAGER (SLO) 4-6 2-6, 1R: Fabian MAROZSAN (HUN) 1-6 5-7.

 

Heilbronn, Germany, ATP Challenger, NECKARCUP, 85 000 €, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK) - Denys MOLCHANOV (UKR) - Roman JEBAVY (CZE)/Florin MERGEA (ROU) 6-7(5) 6-4 10-4, QF: Philipp PETZSCHNER /Tim PUETZ (GER) 6-2 2-6 10-6, SF: Rameez JUNAID (AUS) / David PEL (NED) 1-6 4-6; Rome, Italy, WTA Premier 5, Internazionali BNL d'Italia, 3 351 720 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R: Petra MARTIC (CRO) 6-1 6-2, 3R: Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 0-6 6-3 6-2, QF: Angelique KERBER (GER) 6-4 6-4, SF: Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) 6-4 6-3, F: Simona HALEP (ROU) ?-?; 1R,  Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Alja TOMLJANOVIC (AUS) 6-0 6-4, 2R: Danielle COLLINS (USA) 6-2 6-3, 3R: Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) 6-0 3-6 2-6; Doboj, Bosnia/Herzegovina, ITF Futures, 12.th DOBOJ OPEN - 2018, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor:1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Fran Zvonimir ZGOMBIC (CRO) 6-2 3-6 4-6; Jerba, Tunisia, ITF Futures, Jerba Open 2018, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R: Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Daniel MORA (COL) 4-6 2-6; Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, ITF Futures, Zalaegerszeg Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Norbert NAGYI (AUT) 6-2 2-6 7-5, Qualifying Final: Nick CMAGER (SLO) 4-6 2-6, 1R: Fabian MAROZSAN (HUN) 1-6 5-7.

 

Safranek successful again, this time in Italy

EMPIRE Tennis Academy member and Czech tennis player Vaclav Safranek is having successful season this time of the year. He added to his 2 ITF titles another one this weekend.

Vaclav Safranek played ITF tournament at Santa Margherita Di Pula, Italy being funded by 25 000$. First round defeat of his countrymen Michal Smid 6-4, 6-3 was followed by another wins against Spaniard Sanz Llopis 6-0, 6-1 and Italian Balzerani 6-4 6-2. He overwhelmed Croat Viktor Galovic, number 537 in the ATP rankings in the semifinals also in straight sets.
In the finals after 4 hours battle royal with local player Giustini he finally succeeded in 3 sets 7-6, 6-7 and 7-5.

Vaclav Safranek gained another 27 points to the ATP rankings. EMPIRE Tennis Academy member is currently ranked 216th in ATP online rankings, his personal best was number 228 so far.
In the 2017 season Safranek already achieved 2 ITF titles in Aktobe, Kazachstan (25000 USD) and in Antalya, Turkey (15000 USD). This is a 3rd ITF tournament title this year.

Santa Margherita Di Pula, Taliansko, ITF, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoors:

Vaclav Safranek (CZE)
1R: Michal SCHMID (CZE) 6-4 6-3
2R: Aitor SANZ LLOPIS (ESP) 6-0 6-1
quartefinals: Riccardo BALZERANI (ITA) 6-4 6-2
semifinals: Viktor GALOVIC (CRO) 6-4 7-6(6)
Final: Lorenzo GIUSTINO (ITA) 7-6(2) 6-7(7) 7-5 3RD ITF SINGLES TITLE OF THE YEAR!
Doubles with: Michal SCHMID (CZE)
1R: Maxime CHAZAL (FRA) / Giorgio PORTALURI (ITA) 3-6 2-6

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