ATP roundup: Jack Draper, Alex de Minaur win on grass courts

League: Tennis

Posted on: 16 Jun, 2024 at 03:45 PM

Credit: Mike Frey-USA TODAY Sports

Great Britain's Jack Draper joined the ranks of ATP Tour champions on Sunday, defeating Matteo Berrettini of Italy 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the Boss Open in Stuttgart, Germany, for his first title.

Draper, 22, was competing in his third final, losing earlier this year at Adelaide and the runner-up last year at Sofia. When the new rankings come out Monday, he will rise to a career high No. 30, vaulting 10 spots.

Berrettini, a two-time champion in Stuttgart, hit 14 aces and Draper had 12. The match came down to the seventh game of the third set, when the sixth-seeded Draper converted his only break point of the day to take a 4-3 lead, from which the Italian couldn't recover.

Tied 5-5 in the second-set tiebreaker, Berrettini was two points from closing out the grass-court match but couldn't convert.

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Top seed Alex de Minaur of Australia captured his ninth career title, defeating seventh-seeded Sebastian Korda 6-2, 6-4 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

It's the second tour title of 2024 for de Minaur, who also won on the hard courts in Acapulco earlier this year. He will rise to a career-high No. 7 on Monday.

This win came on grass, however, and de Minaur was dominant. He scored on 77 percent of his first serves, compared to 55 percent for Korda, and hit 17 winners and had 14 unforced errors. Korda had 26 unforced errors and just 14 winners.

In winning the title, de Minaur didn't drop a set throughout the week and now is 33-11 for the year.

--Field Level Media