Jinan, Shandong, China, 13 August 2018 | tennis.com.au

Alexei Popyrin has completed a stunning week in China to win the ATP Challenger title in Jinan.

Having begun the tournament in the qualifying rounds, the 19-year-old won eight consecutive matches to win the biggest title of his blossoming career.

Popyrin recovered to beat experienced Brit James Ward, claiming a 3-6 6-1 7-5 victory.

It’s the 10th time this season that the Aussie has come back to triumph in a match after dropping the first set, and takes his record in three-set matches to a sparkling 13-3.

Four of those three-set wins came in his final four matches in Jinan in what was a magnificent physical effort.

The Challenger title will see Popyrin vault more than 100 places in the ATP rankings; he’s projected to reach world No.204.

Popyrin was a French Open junior singles champion in 2017 and this season has improved his ranking from No.621 in the first week of January to his current mark of No.310.

His win-loss record in 2018 stands at 34-19 and he has won 17 of his past 21 matches.

He’s next scheduled to play at this week’s Challenger event in Gwangju, South Korea.