ATP Madrid, The Andrea Vavassori Story: Serious Doubles Player Now Even In Singles

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    ATP Madrid, The Andrea Vavassori Story: Serious Doubles Player Now Even In Singles

    One point at a time, one game at a time, and one at a time. The logic of small steps and great stability with a talent that exists and arises at different times. Andrea Vavassori Hence he lives in his moment in The best international tennis circuit. Today in Madrid, in the first participation in the main draw a Masters 1000 in singlesAnd Blue scored a prestige victory over former World No. 1 Andy Murray.


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    Undoubtedly, the Scotsman was not at his peak, but against players of this caliber it is always necessary to play tennis with high quality and assertiveness. Vavassori did so by defeating the Brits 6-2, 7-6 (7) and deserved a challenge in the second round against the No. 2 seed, Daniel Medvedev. Match, obviously, very difficult, but who knows …

    proof of facts, The 28-year-old from Piedmont finds himself with a career-best ranking (No. 141 ATP) in singlesin 2023 where in March he won the Chilean Open titles, playing in pairs Andrew Pellegrinoand in the ATP250 for Marrakech with the Brazilian Marcelo Demolener. Moroccan Championship where, among others, he reached the quarter-finals for the first time in the major circuit in singles, eliminating the No. 8 seed Nicola Jarry And Jaume Munnar and surrender in straight sets to the British Daniel Evans.

    Results that have thus allowed him to climb the rankings, and attempt his hand profitable in both doubles and singles as mentioned. A story of great humilitywith The important post of Abi Davidea coach who always tried to manage the situation in the best possible way, realizing Andrea’s abilities.

    His first appearance was in the Qualifier for the Futures Championship in 2011 in Aosta And In 2013, he entered the main draw of Futures Racing for the first time in the Turkish F50 Championshipwinning the first round of the doubles tournament. In March 2015, he won his first Futures Turkey F10 singles match And in July, he reached his first professional final with Alessandro Luisi, losing in three sets against Andrea Cargini/Tomas Lipovsek-Pucis at the Italy F18 in Modena. The following month, he also lost the doubles final against Italy F24 in Piombino. Towards the end of the year, he first played in the quarter-finals in singles at two Egyptian Futures Championships.

    In February 2016, he lifted a professional trophy for the first time, winning the doubles final with George van Masu at the Futures Great Britain F2 Championship in Sunderland. He played a total of 12 doubles finals at Futures tournaments that year, winning 6 titles and moving up the world rankings to 316 in October. In July, he made his debut on the Challenger circuit by winning the first round of the Guzzini Challenger doubles tournament in Recanati, while being eliminated in the first round in singles.

    In July 2017 he reached his first Challenger final in Recanati with Julian Oklepo, losing to Jonathan Esserik / Quentin Hales in three sets. theOn November 26 of the aforementioned year, he won his first Challenger Cup with Lorenzo Sonego in Andrea.beating in the final 6-3, 3-6, [10-7] Sander Arends / Sander Gillett. Thanks to this success, he finished the season at 174th in the world, a new best ranking. In 2017, he also won 5 of 9 Futures finals played in doubles, while in singles he did not go beyond 4 semi-finals played in Futures.

    in 2018after winning the doubles at Egyptian Futures in February, He devotes himself almost exclusively to challenge tournaments. He had to wait until the end of April for the first final match of the season, which he won with Oclepo in Francavilla Almere, by defeating Ariel Behar / Máximo González in straight sets. In May, he made his major circuit debut thanks to a wild card to Internazionali d’Italia, losing with Ocleppo in the first round. On July 1, he won the third Challenger in his career, winning the final in Milan with the aforementioned Ocleppo. The Italian pair repeated their three-week victory in the final chapter of the San Benedetto Tennis Cup.

    Start 2019 well by reaching the final with Gonzalo Oliveira at the US Open in Orlando. In the following months up 4 semi-final rounds On June 9, he won the Poznań Open with David Vega Hernandez. In this Polish challenge, he got the most important result of his early singles career, reaching the semi-finals, losing in two sets to expert Tommy Robredo, a result that allowed him to jump 56 places in the world rankings, with a best rating of 339.

    The year 2020 begins and on February 10, he reached his best singles ranking at No. 278. In March, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of tournaments until August. After recovery, in September he reaches i The quarter-final matches at Internazionale d’Italia are paired with Sonegohis best result on the major circuit; Of particular note is the first round win over No. 2 seed Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury. The following week, he reached the final in Forlì with Andrei Golubev, a result that propelled him into the top 100 of the rankings for the first time in his career. In October, in the first round of the first edition of the ATP 250, he beat Sonego in three sets with Fabio Fognini / Lorenzo Musetti. He won his last Challenger of the season in Maia, Portugal, with Zdenc Colai.

    In January 2021, he reached the semi-finals of the Antalya Open (ATP 250) paired with Salvatore Caruso and climbed to 90th in the rankings. On February 10, he won his first Grand Slam match at the Australian Open with Sonego against Paire/Arneodo before losing to Bolelli and González. On April 10, he won his first ATP title, the Sardinia Open, pairing with Lorenzo Sonego, by defeating Bolelli/González 6-3, 6-4 in the final.. At the end of the tournament, he rose to 71st in the standings. Two weeks later, he reached the semi-finals with Matteo Berrettini in the 250m in Belgrade, a result that brought him to 70th at the World Doubles Championships on 3 May.

    In September, he lost the doubles final at Challenger in Como and won the title in Tulane an der Donau with Dustin Brown. The following month, again with Brown, he won the Challenger in Naples and lost the final in the Ercolano match, on November 8 bringing the best rating to 69th. In November, he played his first major tournament singles match at the ATP 250 tournament in Stockholm, where He beat Pavel Kotov 6-3, 6-4 after qualifying. In the second round he lost to Denis Shapovalov 7-6, 6-1. At the end of the month, he confirmed his progress in singles by reaching the semifinals of the Challenger in Bari, which allowed him to bring the best major rating to 262nd place, while he was defeated in the doubles final with David Vega Hernandez.

    in 2022 Some physical problems are affecting him, but he still managed to win the doubles championship at the Verona Challenger with Luis David Martinez. At the end of July he played his first Challenger final in San Benedetto del Tronto and collected only two caps against Raul Branchio. The following week, he participated in the Cordenons Challenger, winning the doubles championship with Dustin Brown and losing his second consecutive singles final, this time against Zhang Zhizhen. With these results, he revised his best rankings in both disciplines, rising to 176th in singles and 63rd in doubles.. In his first US Open, where he played Sonego, he reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time, after eliminating No. 9 seeds Bubana/Middlecube. In September, he won the Challenger 125 in Stettin and Genoa with Brown, beating Jebavý/Pavlásek in both finals, and raising the best classification to 51st. The following month, he reached the semifinals with Sonego at the ATP tournaments in Florence, where they beat Mektic/Pavic in the quarterfinals, and in Naples, losing on both occasions after very balanced matches against Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek.

    All this until the current season is proving to be even more rewarding and perhaps the best is yet to come.

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