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Weisborn travels to Acapulco for a spot in the final

Weisborn travels to Acapulco for a spot in the final

The ÖTV double team shows its best side in France with Romain Arnaudo.

After reaching the final of the ATP 250 tournament in Montpellier at the beginning of February, Sam Weissborn has now achieved another successful tournament with one week less. Because the Viennese was only stopped in the final of the doubles competition at the Teréga Open Pau-Pyrénées – this time again with his regular Monaco partner Romain Arneaudo. In the title battle of the ATP 125 Hardcourt Challenger in France, the top two seeds had to face Americans Christian Harrison (DOUBLES ATP 159) and Brandon Nakashima (DOUBLES ATP 469), former No. 43 and current No. 89 in the world in singles, beating 6:7 (5) , 4: 6. However, Arneudo/Weisborn received €4,225 in prize money and 75 ATP points per capita. In singles, Yuri Rodionov (ATP 87) was in first place after 7:5, 7:6 (4) over Czech Zdenek Kolar (ATP 225) in his round of 16 match against eventual finalist, Swiss Leandro Reddy. (ATP 175), with the exclusion of 3:6, 6:7 (4).

Kept a cold head three times

Arneaudo/Weisborn maintained their composure in the decisive stages of their previous appearances and narrowly maintained their lead in tiebreaks three times – with 1:6, 6:3, 10:7 in the first round over Swede Filip Bergevi (ATP Doubles 147). And the Dutchman Mick Veldheer (ATP Doubles 149) with 6: 3, 6: 7 (6) and 10: 8 in the quarterfinals against Frenchman Manuel Guinard (ATP Doubles 118) and Gregoire Jacques (ATP Doubles 131) ). ), with 6:4, 6:7 (2), 10:8 in the semi-final against third-placed Germans Konstantin Frantzen (ATP double 62) and Hendrik Gibbins (ATP double 65). Only in the final match luck was not on their side. Arneodo/Weissborn lost the first set after leading 4:2 and 5:3 including a double break chance to make the score 5:2 in the short decision. In the second round, three break points remained unused at 4:3, and in the next game, after leading 30-0, there was a decisive loss of serve.

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The opportunity to participate in the ATP 500 tournament is available

With some self-confidence, Arneaudo/Weisborn set off on the long trip to Mexico a day after being defeated in the final on Saturday. At the ATP 500 hard court tournament in Acapulco, the two, like Austrian Davis Cup duo Alexander Erler and Lukas Midler, secured a starting spot in the doubles main draw. At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC, Arneaudo/Weisborn will meet British qualifiers Daniel Evans (ATP Doubles 201), world No. 41 in singles, and Henry Patten (ATP Doubles 67) in the first round.