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Rodionov wins fourth challenge title in Biel

Yurij Rodionov won his fourth Challenger title on Sunday at Biel. The ÖTV Davis Cup player beat Poland’s Kacper Zuk 7:6 (7/3) 6:4 in the final and was able to look forward to a winner’s check for €6,190 and 80 ATP points. This should improve the 22-year-old to 162nd in the world rankings.

Prior to winning the Swiss Hard Court Championships, Rodionov had already celebrated his victories in Morelos (Mexico) and Dallas (USA), in 2020 on hard courts, as well as in Almaty (KAZ) 2018 on the challenge clay courts. .

“I did everything in every match”

“Unfortunately, I had to have muscle issues over and over again during the tournament, but giving up was never an option. I’ve been working really hard lately and felt like the shape was in order. I kept myself focused and aggressive, gritting my teeth at times and giving my all. In every match, ”said Rodionov.

“I really wanted that sense of accomplishment and I am very happy that I was able to reward myself with winning the championship at the end of the day. My team did a great job, I know who I have to thank and of course I hope things continue like this.” Rodionov’s next appearance in the championship is not long, Next week the Austrian will be in the ATP in Lugano. Swiss Dominic Stryker is waiting in the first round.