The Frenchman Ugo Blanchet has been proclaimed champion of the ATP 125 Málaga Open 2023, the largest Challenger in Spain on hard courts, by beating the Italian Mattia Bellucci. He has also managed to win his first major tournament on the ATP Challenger circuit after scoring a double 6-4 in a tough match, but without giving up a single set in the entire competition.
The Frenchman has managed to lift the title in the Costa del Sol capital after being more perseverant with his game. Not in vain, both players have maintained an intense fight to overcome their rival by playing from the back of the court, an exchange of balls that allowed us to see a very attractive match for the audience, who with constant applause thanked the athletes for their efforts..
The players, knowing the importance of achieving this title for their professional careers, defended every point in dispute. Although Blanchet started the match with a partial of 3-0, Bellucci came back to 3-4, but with another partial of the Frenchman (3-0) he won the first set. The second set was even closer and none of the tennis players managed
obtain an income greater than two points, alternating breaks with maintaining points. Thus it was reached 4-4 but Ugo got the serve point and with the subsequent break to Bellucci, he won this first ATP title in his career.
The winner of the ATP 125 Málaga Open, who succeeds his compatriot, Constant Lestienne, on the throne, enjoyed this great triumph in Málaga. “I feel incredible, it is my first ATP Challenger Tour title. I have been very focused on what I had to do, which has helped me play very well throughout the week. So I am very happy”Blanchet said.
after lifting the trophy. Bellucci, for his part during the awards ceremony, was very satisfied with his week at the ATP 125 Málaga Open, where he has managed to reach the final of the singles draw, reaching the preliminary phase, and the semi-finals of the singles draw. double.