Ivashka Takes Val Gardena Challenger Title – Tennis TourTalk

Ivashka Takes Val Gardena Challenger Title - Tennis TourTalk

STARNBERG/ORTISEI, November 22, 2020

Ilya Ivashka of Belarus is the champion of the 2020 Sparkasse Challenger Val Gardena Südtirol held behind closed doorways on the Tennis Membership Ortisei. The No. 2 of the €44,820 ATP Challenger hard-court occasion battled previous No. 5 seed Antoine Hoang of France in 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3) in Sunday’s singles remaining.

Ivashka fired 15 aces and gained 80 per cent of his first-service factors to seal victory in two hours and 18 minutes.

“It has been an incredible week for me,” Ivashka mentioned. “I performed very properly right here and I’m very pleased to win this event. It was a really good place to spend time and to play tennis. That is my favorite floor right here. It’s not straightforward to play due to the altitude however I served and returned properly. Just one or two factors made the distinction in the long run immediately.”

By lifting his fourth ATP Challenger trophy, his second of the season following his triumph in Istanbul, Turkey, Ivashka took away from South Tyrol €6,190 in prize cash in addition to 80 ATP Rating factors. The 26-year-old Minsk native will climb to World No. 107 on Monday. It was Ivashka’s final event of the season.

“It was a tricky battle from the primary to the final level. He performs very stable and quick. It was powerful to play my sport. It was shut in the long run however I loved my week right here. The place right here is very nice with the mountains and the character. I do know what I’ve to enhance for subsequent yr and I hope to come back again,” mentioned Hoang, who additionally superior to the semi-finals at Val Gardena final yr.

“Now it’s time for holidays with my household and my lady pal. Then I’ll begin to put together for the following season.” The 25-year-old Aix-en-Provence resident pocketed €3,650 in prize cash in addition to 48 ATP Rating factors.


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