This Sunday was one of the busiest in tennis world in the last couple of months. We have seen 3 finals of significant tournaments in ATP schedule, and three players are celebrating their respective titles.
Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Damir Dzumhur are wealthier for one more title in their careers.
But let’s start from the beginning.
The former US Open winner, del Potro was victorious in ATP tournament held in the Swedish capital Stockholm. He defended his crown earned during the previous year, against Grigor Dimitrov after he pretty easily defeated the Bulgarian with 2-0 in sets, 6-4 6-2.
“I played the best match of the week against Grigor today. Unlucky for that, sorry Grigor,” del Potro said. “It’s amazing to come back and hold this big trophy. And hopefully, I can come next year as well. I love to be in Stockholm. I like the city a lot. I like the Swedish people, and you treated me very, very good this week and I would like to thank everyone.”
The Argentinian who is the 19th player in the world needed one hour and 25 minutes to reach his first title in this season and 20th in the career.
Since tomorrow, del Potro is going to climb up in the ATP standings on the 14th place, preserving the chances to reach the Masters tournament in London. At the moment Pablo Carreno-Busta has only 470 points more than Delpo, who is on the 9th place in the rankings.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the competition in Antwerpen after he had beaten Diego Schwartzman, also in two sets, 6-3 7-5. Unlike the abovementioned match, the winner here had to put a lot of effort in this triumph. The first set was decided after a breakpoint in the 6th game, and the second one was pretty exciting. Tsonga made 3 breaks, while Schwartzman had 2, but in the decisive moments, the French player had more nerves and composure which resulted with his 4th title in 2017. Before this one, the 17th player in the ATP standings won in Lyon, Marseille, and Rotterdam. When looking in general, this is Tsonga’s most successful season ever.
“I’m feeling good. It’s always good to win tournaments. I played really good tennis this week. I had a very good opponent today. He gave me a hard time. And I played some of my best tennis today on the court,” Tsonga said.
He too has chances to catch Carreno-Busta, as he only has 550 points less than the Spaniard.
And finally, we are finishing this article with one nice news. Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia, and Herzegovina player won his second tournament in two weeks. Following his victory in St Petersburg, Dzumhur conquered Kremlin Cup in Moscow. He defeated Richardas Berankis in three sets 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, after one hour and 39 minutes of play.
“I really don’t know, but there is something special here in Russia. Maybe the crowd, I don’t know,” said Dzumhur after the match, eliciting a roar from the crowd.
From this Monday, he will enter the top 30 players in the world, for the first time in his professional career.