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Schwarzler won his first men’s doubles title at the age of 17

Schwarzler won his first men’s doubles title at the age of 17

The young ÖTV star won the double final duel against compatriot David Pichler.

Last year he became the U16 European Champion in Prerov (Czech Republic), third this year in singles and doubles at the U18 European Championships in Klosters (Switzerland), he was currently 14th in the world youth rankings, he got his first points Individual ATP in Antalya (Turkey) in March invaded. Now Joel Schwärzler has achieved another small milestone in his young career. The ÖTV contract player celebrated his first international men’s doubles title at the SPORTLAND Niederösterreich-supported DVB Building Cleaning Open at TC Höllrigl Kottingbrunn on Saturday, at just 17 years old. Vorarlberger, together with Czech Dominik Kielovsky, won the final against his top-seeded compatriot David Pichler from Burgenland and Slovakian Milos Karol with a score of 3: 6, 6: 3 and 10: 4 in the tie-break match.

However, in singles, the well-founded hope of the red-white-red participating in the ITF M15 clay-court final in Lower Austria did not come true – the Austrians were eliminated in the semifinals there. Second-place finisher Pichler (ATP 511) lost to Russian great Marat Sharipov (ATP 521) 4:6, 4:6, fourth-place finisher Neil Oberleitner (ATP 532) tied against Croatian Mate Dodig (ATP 646) with Luxor 6:2 , 3: 6, 2: 6. The final between Dodig, who is now training with former local player Gilbert Schaller, and Sharipov takes place on Sunday from 10:00.

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