Guillermo Garcia- Lopez wins 10th edition of $150K Tashkent ATP Challenger

Tashkent, October 14 : Fourth seeded  Guillermo Garcia Lopez of Spain outclassed unseeded Kamil Majchrzak of Poland to  win   the  10th edition $150K Tashkent ATP Challenger which concluded on the Olympic tennis school courts in Tashkent.

Fourth seeded and 105 ranked Garcia Lopez secured a 6-1, 7-6(1) win over  unseeded 317 ranked  Kamil Majchrzak of Poland  in a 1 hour 32 minute   well contested final.

Guillermo Garcia Lopez who ousted top seed Denis Istomin  yesterday , looked like carrying  on with the same form  breaking the 21 year Old Polish Majchrzak in the 3rd and the 5th games and serving solidly to win the first set 6-1.

In the second set broke Garcia Lopez broke in the 4th game to go up 3-1 and looked like wrapping the match but Majchrzak 14 years younger than the Spaniard ,  Broke immediately in the 5th game  with a delicate drop shot to get the score to 3-2 .

After holds by both players Majchrzak broke the inform Garcia Lopez in the 9th game playing d intelligent tennis and  moving up to the net and finishing three volleys to go up 5-4 . On his serve in the 10th game  Majchrzak held three set points serving at 40-15 , but  Garcia Lopez used his vast experience   mixing   backhand slice and roll to save four set points and break the young  Polish  to level scores at 5-5 on his second break point.

The 11th game saw Garcia Lope holding on his serve at Love and going up 6-5, Majchrzak also played a good service game  to force a tiebreaker. Two back hand winners in a row by Garcia Lopez  and a double fault by Majchrzak  ensured a comfortable tiebreaker win for Garcia Lopez and his second title of the year.

The win here in Tashkent ensures that Garcia Lopez a top 25 player in 2011 , catapults to 80 in the rankings . It was the second Challenger Title win for the Spanish Player having won the Scheveningen Challenger and finishing finalist at two other Challengers

It’s double joy for me winning the title and moving to the top 100 , It was a good match , Kamil played very well in the second set and put me in pressure , but I played the 9th game well  used backhands well , , Its great to end a good week with a title.

I don’t have to defend anything for the next six months and only try and build on my game and rankings " I will like to thank my coach for getting me back  " said and emotional Garcia Lopez ,

I played well and had my chances , I need to play with great  players like Guillermo  and many more finals and I will be OK " said   Majchrzak after the match , I’m happy to have made points and get to 250 , from now it will be going forward.

The winner got 125 ATP points and $21600  ,while the Finalists received 75 ATP points and $12720 and the Traditional Uzbek Chapan which was presented by  Deputy mayor of Tashkent city Husanov Nozim Bahtiyarovich ,  Kamil Majrzak Deputy chairman of Uzbekistan state physical culture and sport committee and Oybek Kasimov  Secretary General of Uzbekistan Olympic Federation and ATP Supervisor Hans Juergen Ochs  

Following are the Results

Singles Finals

(4) Guillermo Garcia Lopez  (Esp) bt  Kamil Majchrzak (Pol) 6-l,7-6(1)


[2017-10-14]

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