In different parts of the world, five ATP Challengers had a denouement. As a balance there were two debutant champions and three who increased their honors. Thiago Tirante and Liam Broady won a tournament in this category for the first time, while Thiago Monteiro, Jiri Lehecka and Stefan Kozlov once again shouted champion.
In Ambato, Ecuador, the Argentine Tight He was able to complete the tournament and did so after beating Juan Pablo Varillas 7-5 and 7-5 in the final. The victory meant a clear rise in the ATP ranking, since from the next update, he will occupy the 204th position.
For its part, the British Broady, who came out to the world when he upset Diego Schwartzman at this year’s Wimbledon, also claimed his first title, making clear his marked and sustained progress on the circuit. On Biel, Switzerland, the 27-year-old man became champion without giving up a set and beating local Marc Husler in the final 7-5, 6-3.
In Portuguese lands, meanwhile, the favorite Thiago Monteiro (90º) needed two hours and thirty minutes to dispatch Nikola Milojevic by 7-5 and 7-5, and so on seized the Challenger of Braga. The one born in Fortaleza, Brazil, and with residence in Rio de Janeiro, added his sixth trophy, the first of the year.
Another who raised a trophy is the American Stefan Kozlov: In Columbus, the No. 301 in the ATP rankings, he defeated the game of Australian Max Purcell to take over the tournament and win his third trophy of that size. In turn, in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, Czech Jiri Lehecka did the same against Filip Horansky, whom he ultimately defeated 6-3, 6-2.