Groth a victor in Vegas
Sam Groth won his first title in more than a year when he claimed the ATP Challenger title in Las Vegas, while Matt Reid cracked the doubles top 100 after winning the tandem title.
Sam Groth has continued his encouraging return to form by winning the Las Vegas Tennis Open.
The ATP Challenger title was Groth’s first trophy in 16 months and was helped by a magnificent serving performance.
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) October 24, 2016
The Victorian defeated Santiago Giraldo 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 in the final and as a result will return to the world’s top 200.
After a lean first half of the year, Groth has now won seven of his past eight matches and improved his ranking by around 100 places in the last six weeks.
Another Aussie, Matt Reid, combined with American Brian Baker to win the doubles title in Las Vegas.
Reid and Baker defeated Americans Bjorn Fratangelo and Denis Kudla 6-1 7-5 in the final.
As a result, Reid cracked the world’s top 100 in doubles, hitting a career-high ranking of No.88.
I survived Vegas!! Amazing week winning the doubles with bbakes85 and had a lot of fun, even at… https://t.co/CJ1Y0ynPB7
— Matt Reid (@MattReid12345) October 24, 2016