Polmans wins ATP Challenger in China
Marc Polmans wins his second career ATP Challenger title after triumphing at the weekend in Zhangjiagang, China.
Marc Polmans has gotten his season back on track with victory at the ATP Challenger tournament in Zhangjiagang, China at the weekend.
The Victorian beat Lorenzo Giustino of Italy 6-4 4-6 7-6(4) to claim his second career Challenger title after winning in Launceston last year.
Currently ranked 200th, the 21-year-old is projected to rise 38 places to No.162 in the rankings, nearing his career-high of No.137 set in October 2018.
Your champion in Zhangjiagang… @marcpolmans!!
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) March 24, 2019
Polmans entered the Zhangjiagang Challenger with a win-loss record of 6-9 in 2019, having won back-to-back matches just once in nine events this year.
Yet he did that just a week earlier by advancing to the quarterfinals at the Shenzhen Challenger, and he carried that form into Zhangjiagang; he won his first three matches in straight sets before toughing out a three-set semifinal win over Frenchman Mathias Bourgue.
His victory over Giustino in the final means he has won seven of his 10 three-set matches in 2019.
There was also Australian success in the doubles event, with Luke Saville and Max Purcell scooping the tandem title with a 6-2 7-6(5) win over Sriram Balaji and Hans Hach Verdugo.