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The momentum on the Challenger tour now shifts to Italy, with Ortisei Challenger being the next event on the list. Set to begin on Monday, the tournament will feature many talented players.


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Benjamin Becker has been seeded first here, who last played in the ATP Vienna. He cleared the qualifying rounds, but ended up losing his first round in the main draw to Jo Wilfried Tsonga. He was also the semifinalist in Monterrey Challenger. The second seed goes to the Russian Evgeny Donskoy, who last reached the quarterfinal in Pune Challenger. Prior to that, he also reached the second round in the Kremlin Cup. Alessandro Giannessi of Italy has been given the third seed here, who last lost in the first round of Brest Challenger. However, prior to that, he was the quarter-finalist in Fairfield and Stockton Challengers, and had also won the Szczecin Challenger. Lastly, there's Mirza Basic, who will be playing here as the fourth seed. Basic has incurred defeats in his last two Challenger events, both of which came in the first round. His best run came in Tashkent, where he was the semifinalist.


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Given the form of these players here, it is certainly hard to predict a victor at the moment. However, it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine Gianessi going the distance, or seeing one of the underdogs rise to the occasion.


Posted: 9th November 2015


The Sparkassen ATP Challenger (or as formerly known, the Internazionali Tennis Val Gardena Sudtirol) is an indoor (carpet) hard court tournament held annually in Ortisei, Italy.


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The 2015 event is the sixth edition in tournament history and the organizers put together a € 64,000 total prize money pool for the occasion. They also managed to lure in quality talent in the recent years, notably multiple ATP champion Andreas Seppi who has won the 2013 and the 2014 tournament as well. The three-time career titlist Italian won't compete this year but the main draw will still have one ATP titlist, 2011 Sparkassen ATP Challenger champion Rajeev Ram. In addition to Ram, there are several other quality players in the main draw with extended Challenger level experience, experience that involves winning numerous tournaments. Dustin Brown is a multiple-time Challenger titlist, and the same is true about Ricardas Berankis, Evgeny Donskoy or Michael Berrer as well.


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Any of those players could realistically win the tournament but the main favorite is probably the Lithuanian Berankis who although never won an ATP tourney, is a consistent top 100 player who is still young enough to improve not just his ranking, but also his chances of possibly winning an ATP event in the near future.


Posted: 3rd November 2014


Since Internazionali Tennis Val Gardena Sudtirol is a professional tennis tournament held in Urtijei, Italy, starting from 3rd of the month. The surface on which it is played is carpet indoor. It falls in the category of ATP Thallenger Tour.


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A large crowd is expected every year as it is the 4th edition and have a great fan following. A large crowd is expected every year. The tickets are sold like hot cakes. This tournament is held under the likes of renowned sponsors. It is worth the prize money of 64000 Euros. A great bunch of talented and famous players take part in this tournament and try hard to win it. Players like Rajeev ram of US, Andreas Seppi of Italy, Lukas Lacko and many other have taken part in this tennis event. Rajeev Ram and Banjamin Becker were crowned as the champions in the year 2012 and 2013 respectively.


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In the doubles competition carol beck and South African Born Rik de Voest were the successful pair in winning the crown of year 2012. Every year this championship gives world class players to the world of tennis. It is a great exposure for the young players.


Tags: Ortisei Challenger, Benjamin Becker, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Evgeny Donskoy, Mirza Basic, Sparkassen ATP Challenger, Internazionali Tennis Val Gardena Sudtirol, Andreas Seppi, Rajeev Ram, Dustin Brown, ATP Thallenger Tour, Lukas Lacko
Posted: 7th November 2016

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