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.
“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”.
Barcelona, 3rd of June, 2018 – Tennium, the global tennis platform company and owner of ATP 250 tournaments of Antwerp, Buenos Aires and the Senior Masters Cup in Marbella, announced today the launch of a new player management & representation division with the addition of Enric Molina to the team.
This new project will be led by Enric Molina himself who brings more than 20 years of experience in the tennis industry and a valuable portfolio of world-class players such as Spaniards Feliciano López, Marc López, Tommy Robredo and Lara Arruabarrena, Romanian Sorana Cirstea, Colombian Santiago Giraldo as well as young rising stars Paula Badosa Gibert, Sara Sorribes Tormo, Marie Bouzkova, Ilya Ivashka, Carlos Taberner, Alvaro Lopez San Martin, Zizou Bergs and Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva, recently crowned Champion at Longines Futures Tennis Aces under the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris.
“From the beginning at Tennium we had in mind the idea of expanding our activities to the player management field. Once we had consolidated the Antwerp and Buenos Aires projects, the next natural step was to look into this new business division. And we are very pleased to partner with Enric Molina in this new venture and company’s expansion”, said Kristoff Puelinckx, Founder and CEO of Tennium.
“Our goal is to grow as a ’boutique’ international agency offering a very exclusive and personalized service to our clients,” explains Enric Molina, new partner at Tennium and responsible for this new project. “We believe in the talent of youngsters and that ́s why we have set up an investment fund dedicated exclusively to support the development and growth of future stars.”
Tennium is headquartered in Barcelona and has presence in Argentina, Belgium, the United States and the UAE. Tennium owns the ATP 250 European Open, to be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from October 14-21, 2018; the ATP 250 Argentina Open, a clay tournament of great tradition held in Buenos Aires, and the Marbella Senior Masters Cup, which will host its third edition in September 28-29 at the Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella, Spain.
The Tennium team is led by Kristoff Puelinckx, founder and CEO, former French tennis player Sebastian Grosjean and partners Martin Hughes, Joaquín Ríos, Juan De Dios Aguirre and Enric Molina.
The European Open has announced today qualis, main draw and doubles wild cards.
Wild card announcement day in Anterwerp this Friday! The Spanish star Tommy Robredo accepts main draw wild card for the European Open.
Tommy Robredo is former World Number 5, Davis Cup Champion and he already won 12 ATP titles.
Regarding the doubles, the first main draw wild card goes to Belgians Steve Darcis and Joris Deloore.
The second Main Draw Doubles Wild Card has been given to Taylor Fritz and Kimmer Coppejans.
Last but not least, the Spanish player Pablo Andujar and the young and talented Belgian player Zizou Bergs have received a wild-card to play the qualifications of the European Open. These qualifications begin this Saturday at 12:30PM.