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The 2016 Aspria Tennis Cup is a clay court event on the ATP Challenger Tour, which is played in the Harbour Club Milano, in Milan, Italy. This year’s edition will be played between June 20 and June 26.


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This will be the 10th edition of the tournament which has been won previously by the likes of Alessio Di Mauro and Albert Ramos. The current holder of this tournament is Federico Delbonis who defeated Rogerio Dutra Silva in straight sets in last year’s final. The top seeds at the tournament this year are Rogerio Dutra Silva from Brazil, Gastao Elias from Portugal, Roberto Carballes Baena from Spain, Carlos Berlocq from Argentina and Marco Cecchinato from Italy. My predictions for the quarter finals are: Rogerio Dutra Silva vs Marco Cecchinato, Carlos Berlocq vs Gonzalo Lama, Alejandro Gomez vs Roberto Carballes Baena and Filippo Volandri vs Gastao Elias. On to the semifinals, I predict Rogerio Dutra da Silva vs Carlos Berlocq, and Roberto Carballes Baena vs Gastao Elias. I see the two top seeds making it to the final to set up an intriguing clash.


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Gastao Elias has had a better clay court season this year than the Brazilian top seed, and I expect this form to help him clinch the trophy come June 26.


Posted: 22nd June 2015


ATP Challenger Tour will reach Milan this week as the Aspria Tennis Cup kicks off from tomorrow. Let us take a look at some of the players who will be competing in the tournament.


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The Frenchman Benoit Paire has been awarded the top seed, following his decent run on the Challenger circuit this season. He has won three titles on the tour already and is currently seeking his fourth one, right before the Wimbledon commences. In addition to this, he also reached the third round in Roland Garros and Barcelona Open. Meanwhile, Federico Delbonis has been seeded second, who had a remarkable run in the Geneva Open, having reached the semifinal there. Moreover, he also won the challenger event in Sarasota. His Slovakian adversary Blaz Kavcic is the third seed of the tournament, who has won the event in Shenzhen earlier this year. The tournament will also feature the Kazakh Andrey Golubev, alongside with the Indian Ramkumar Ramanathan.


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In my opinion, Paire is definitely the favorite one here. He is considerably more experienced than rest of his competitors, and has had a decent run on the ATP tour too. He should be to win yet another title here and improve his chances of reaching latter stages in the upcoming Grand Slam.


Posted: 16th June 2014


The tournament will be held from the 16th of June till the 22nd of June, and will have a total of 32 singles teams and 16 doubles teams, as is the standard among the ATP Challenger Tour championships.


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Previously known as the Zenith Tennis Cup, the Aspria Tennis Cup is an annual Association of Tennis Professionals’ Challenger Tour tournament which has been held annually since 2006 in the Harbour Club in Milan, Italy. It is played on outdoor clay courts. It was a 30,000 Euro tournament and has attracted players from all around the world, with previous winners hailing from various countries such as Spain, Portugal and even the United States of America. The doubles teams’ winners included even more diverse nationalities including Uruguay and Israel. Last year the winner was Filippo Volandri who was from the host country; Italy, he beat out Andrej Martin of Slovakia in order to pick up the title. Before him in 2012 the winner was Tommy Robredo who beat Martin Alund of Argentina in the Finals. The country with the most winners is Spain, who won it in 2007, 2011 and 2012.


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Combining the art and culture of Italy and a superb experience of Tennis, comes the Aspria Tennis Cup.


Posted: 17th June 2013


The Aspria Tennis Cup Trofeo City Life or the ATP Challenger Milan was earlier called the Zenith Tennis Cup and is a part of the Challenger Tournaments on the ATP circuit. It is a tournament played on outdoor red clay courts and is contested at the Harbour Club Milano in Milan, Italy.


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The tournament was first played in 2006 and saw Tommy Robredo win the competition last season. This time around there is no Robredo because of his smart performance at the French Open 2013 but there is a host of other superstars entering the tournament. Seeded number one in the competition is Filippo Volandri who will also be the favourite to win the tournament while world number 133 Diego Sebastian Schwartzman is the second seeded player entering the competition. Some of the other players who will make it to the main draw of the tournament and look to improve their world rankings will be Ivan Sergeyev, who is the third seed and Andrey Golubev, seeded third and fourth in the competition.


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The top seeded Volandri will be up against a qualifier in the first round while Schwartzman’s match in his opener will be against Riccardo Sinicropi.


Posted: 25th June 2012


On the ATP Challenger Tour this week, there are just two tournaments. While the rest of the tennis world plays on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in London, England, for The Championships Wimbledon, the ATP Challenger Tour holds a tournament in Milan, Italy that is to be played clay courts. This event is worth 30,000 Euros and it will be joined by another clay court event, the only other tournament that takes place on the ATP Challenger Tour, and that one is in Marburg, Germany, also worth 30,000 Euros.


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This tournament is called the Aspria Tennis Cup Trofeo City Life, and it happens on red clay from the 25th of June ot the 1st of July. The top seed in this event is going to be Frederico Gil, who is ranked number 107th in the world right now. The number two seed is federico del bonis and then Alessandro Gianessi will take third place. Antonio Veic is in fourth as far as the seeds go, currently at 143rd, and then the fifth seed is Andrey Golubev. Joao Sousa is sixth, and the number seven and eight seeds are Augustin Gensse and Victor Hanescu.


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Posted: 20th June 2016

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