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ROBREDO WINS BACK-TO-BACK TITLES

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Tommy Robredo defeated Italian Federico Gaio 7-6(10) 5-7 7-6(6) in a 3 hours, 15 minutes thrilling match to win the first edition of the Internazionali di Tennis Emilia Romagna, in Parma, Italy. The current 11-match winning streak of the Spanish meant winning back-to-back titles in the Challenger Tour, as he had also lifted the trophy early this month in the Poznan Open, Poland.
The 37-year-old Robredo becomes the oldest player to win multiple titles in a season. The tournament played at the Tennis Club President was his 7th Challenger title and his second in 2019. He took away from Italy 80 ATP ranking points.
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“It’s been a tough match. I was down 4-1 in the third set, but I didn’t give up and in the end I did it. It is the second consecutive Challenger that I win, I am in a more than positive period. I had a great time here. Next goals? Quickly recover from this marathon to best present myself to the following tournaments”.

FELI LÓPEZ MAKES HISTORY AT THE QUEEN’S CLUB

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Feliciano Lopez of Spain poses with the winners trophies from the mens singles final and mens doubles final in the locker room during day seven of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 23: Feliciano Lopez of Spain poses with the winners trophies from the mens singles final and mens doubles final in the locker room during day seven of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

 

Feliciano Lopez ended his week in the best manner possible at the Fever-Tree Championships: the Spanish completed a dream run to the title in singles and doubles, partnering Andy Murray in his 2019 comeback tournament. Lopez jumps 60 positions in the ATP Rankings to No. 53, his highest position since spending his last day in the No. 37 spot exactly one year ago.
The 37-year-old Lopez won a battle of veterans by ousting Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-6(2). Lopez has a track record of success at The Queen’s Club, winning there in 2017 (d. Cilic) and finishing runner-up in 2014 (l. to Dimitrov).
I thought the best moment of my career was when I won this tournament in 2017, but it’s right now,” said Lopez. Four of Lopez’s seven ATP Tour titles have come on grass.
Lopez and Murray won the doubles title with a 7-6(6), 5-7, 10-5 win over Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. “This happens maybe only once in a lifetime. I can’t believe it,” said Lopez.
The 37-year-old Lopez became the oldest champion at the Fever-Tree Championships in the Open Era and the first wild card to lift the trophy at The Queen’s Club since Pete Sampras in 1999. The Spaniard also became the first player since Mark Philippoussis in 1997 to win both titles in the same year.