Camilo Ugo Carabelli and Roman Safiullin make their Top 100 debut | ATP Tour

Two players cracked the Top 100 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time after winning the ATP Challenger Tour titles this week.

Argentinian Camilo Ugo Carabelli had an impressive run, dropping just one set last week en route to winning the Directv Open Lima while Roman Safiullin continued his hot streak, in which he won 12 of his last 13 matches to win his third Challenger title. at the Chicago Men’s Challenger.

Ugo Carabelli, 23, beat three of his compatriots back to back in Lima, Peru, including a 6-2, 7-6(4) win over 21-year-old Thiago Agustin Tirante in the final to claim his third title on the Challenger Tour and his second this season (Buenos Aires). The third-seeded title extends Argentina’s lead to 16 Challenger titles this year and lifts Ugo Carabelli to 96 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings.


In a two-hour, 47-minute semi-final, the Buenos Aires native avenged his two previous losses to Tomas Martin Etcheverry (Santiago and Concepcion 2), ending hopes for the top seed 6-3, 3-6 , 7-5.

Ugo Carabelli made his Grand Slam debut in May by qualifying for the main draw at Roland Garros, where he then knocked out world number 41 Aslan Karatsev in the first 10-point tie-break in Roland Garros history. a format that all four Grand Slams have recently adopted.

Safiullin’s title in Chicago, Illinois propels him to a career-high 97 in Pepperstone’s ATP rankings after beating 19-year-old Ben Shelton in the final 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

In the past four weeks, Safiullin has won two Challenger titles, the first in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Earlier this season, the 25-year-old picked up two victories in the season-opening ATP Cup before picking up his career-best victory in February, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in Marseille.

Chicago runner-up Shelton built on his NCAA singles title in May, reaching two Challenger finals and hitting a career-high 229 on the Pepperstone ATP rankings. The University of Florida star received a wild card for the ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati and the US Open.

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Bernabe Zapata Miralles wins his fourth Challenger Tour title at Meerbusch.

Bernabe Zapata Miralles launched a ruthless run in Meerbusch, Germany, beating Austrian Dennis Novak 6-1, 6-2 in 50 minutes to win the Rhein Asset Open. The top seed dropped just one set all week to claim her first title of the season and fourth overall, reaching a career-high 74 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings.

After advancing through the Roland Garros qualifying draw in May, Zapata Miralles knocked out three Americans: Michael Mmoh, Taylor Fritz and John Isner to advance to the round of 16 before falling to third seed Alexander Zverev. The 25-year-old has become the first Spanish qualifier to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam.

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Pavel Kotov on his way to his second Challenger Tour title.

Pavel Kotov edged home favorite Matteo Arnaldi 7-6(5), 6-4 to win the San Marino Tennis Open, claiming his second Challenger title of the season.

However, it didn’t always look promising for the 23-year-old in San Marino, Italy. In his semi-final match against Italy’s Marco Cecchinato, the Russian dropped a set and a double break before rallying to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Kotov’s title run takes him to a career-high 115 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Kotov has won three Challenger trophies, all in Italy.

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