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The La Manche Challenger is an indoor hard court tournament on the Challenger Tour, held annually in Cherbourg, France. The total prize money is €42,500 which makes the tournament the week's second most lucrative event at that level.


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The reigning champion is the Slovakian Norbert Gombos who decided not to defend his title. Although he won't attend the event, there will be several quality Challenger level players in his absence. Top seed Filip Krajinovic will be the only top 100 performer out of these players, and as such probably the top favorite. He will be followed by Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, as well as Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Daniel Brands, Adam Pavlasek, Jordan Thompson, Karen Khachanov and Kenny de Schepper. No ATP titlists in the draw but we will have several talented youngsters, mainly Quentin Halys and the Russian Andrey Rublev. Both are talented teenagers close to the top 150 at the moment.


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The future is clearly theirs, but the biggest favorite of the tournament are the Serbian Krajinovic and the Japanese Nishioka. They are both multiple titlists on the Challenger tour and could easily end up facing each other in the final.


Posted: 23rd February 2015


The Challenger La Manche is an indoor hard court tournament held in Cherbourg, France. The tourney is part of the ATP Challenger Tour, and its history goes back more than 20 years. It was first held back in 1994, when two home players met in the first final. They were Thierry Guardiola and Lionel Roux. There were 20 tournaments since, and 11 out of those were won by a French player. Out of the 21 total tournaments that were held, there was a French player in the final on 17 occasions.


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Somewhat surprisingly, there is only one multiple La Manche champion in the history of the tournament. That player is the still active Nicolas Mahut, who emerged victorious on two occasions, in 2006, and 2010. In addition to those two victorious finals, he also has an additional two finals appearances from 2005 and 2011, both ending in a losing effort. The most interesting final however, was probably the 2003 one, when the 16-year-old Rafael Nadal lost the final to Sergio Roitman. The Spaniard went on to win 14 Grand Slam tournaments since, and counting.


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He obviously won’t compete at this year’s tournament, but the reigning champion Kenny de Schepper will. Schepper has become one of the 10 different French winners in tournament history last February, when he defeated Slovakian Norbert Gombos in the final. The 27-year-old Frenchman will be one of the favorites this week as well.


Posted: 24th February 2014


Challenger La Manche is a world famous professional tennis tournament for the players from all over the world. The tournament is starting on 24th February, 2014 at the indoor hard courts. The tournament is held each year at the Complexe Sportif Chantereyne in Cherbourg, France. The complex has the honour of holding the tournament since 1994.


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Challenger Cherbourg is a tournament which is currently under the banner of Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) Challenger Tour. Players are eager to get into the action and to show their skills at the highest level. Players from all around the globe are participating in the event.


Last year player from Netherland, Jesse Huta Galung was able to prove himself the best among all other players and hence win the title for his country. He was able to beat the home favourite Vincent Millot from France after an interesting fight between the both in the final.


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This year too it is expected that matches would be highly interesting and close that fans of tennis will enjoy watching. The winner of the tournament will get the appreciation of the fans and also the handsome prize money of €42,500. Fans are eager to see their faourite players in action.


Posted: 25th February 2013


This week on the ATP Challenger Tour, there are three tournaments that will be held. One of them is in France, and is our featured tournament, the Challenger La Manche-Cherbourg. This event is going to be played for 42,500 Euros, and is a hard court tournament and will be joined by two other major challenger events, one in Sydney, Australia that will be worth $50,000 and will also be played on a hard surface, and then we have the third and final tournament of the week, which is a challenger in Salinas, Ecuador, played on clay for $35,000.


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The Challenger La Manche, which is what the ATP Challenger in Cherbourg is called, will happen from the 25th of February through the 3rd of March. It is worth 42,500 Euros and it is going to be played on hard, acrylic surfaces. The top seed in this tournament is going to be the 70th ranked Gilles Muller, with Sergiy Stakhovsky coming in second. Adrian Ungur is third, and then Kenny de Schepper takes the spot for the fourth seed. The fifth and the sixth seeds are Josselin Ouanna and Jan-Lennard Struff and sixth and seventh are Marc Gicquel and Uladzimir Ignatik.


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Posted: 22nd February 2016

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