2021, a historic year for the Challenger circuit


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2021, a historic year for the Challenger circuit

For the first time since the creation of the ATP Challenger Tour in 1978, two players become champions of six tournaments in the same season. They are the Dutch Tallon Grieskpoor (118 in the world) and the French Benjamin Bonzi (64 °), hexawinners in 2021.

Grieskpoor, 26, has accumulated 15 consecutive victories and will debut in the Top 100 on Monday, October 18 after having recently chained two titles in Naples I and II (Italy) and Murcia (Spain). The rest of his record in the season is completed by the trophies of Prague (Czech Republic), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Amersfoort (Netherlands), all on brick dust.

in addition Bonzi, the other great champion of the season, He was left with three at home on hard court St. Tropez, Cassis and Rennes plus two on the same surface in Potchefstoorm (South Africa) and Segovia (Spain). The rest, on clay, in Ostrava (Czech Republic).

Meanwhile, only the Egyptian Younes El Aynaoui in 1998, Juan Ignacio Chela in 2001 and Facundo Bagnis in 2016 had been the only ones to reach the figure of six titles, which makes it more particular that two have achieved it within the same calendar year. And even Grieskpoor or Bonzi can expand your showcase.


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