Generali Open Saturday Tennis Results

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Generali Open Tennis News
Generali Open
Kitzbuhel, Austria


Singles – Final
[4] P. Lorenzi (ITA) d N. Basilashvili (GEO) 63 64

Doubles – Final
[1] W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d D. Novak (AUT) / D. Thiem (AUT) 26 63 11-9 – saved 1 M.P.
– Fourth seed Paolo Lorenzi became the oldest first-time winner on the ATP World Tour by prevailing over Nikoloz Basilashvili in Kitzbuhel.
– Lorenzi’s only other ATP World Tour final came in Sao Paulo in March 2014 (l. to Delbonis). At 34 years, 7 months, he surpassed the record set by Victor Estrella Burgos in February 2015 for oldest first-time winner on the ATP World Tour (Quito; 34 years, 6 months).
– Lorenzi is the third-oldest champion this season on the ATP World Tour, only behind Ivo Karlovic (Newport; 37 years, four months) and Estrella Burgos (Quito; 35 years, 6 months).
– The Italian is the first player this year to win both an ATP World Tour and ATP Challenger Tour title, having prevailed this year at Challengers in Canberra and Caltanissetta.
– Basilashvili broke ground by becoming the first player representing Georgia to reach an ATP World Tour final.
– Top seeds Wesley Koolhof/Matwe Middelkoop won their second ATP World Tour title of the year, defeating Dennis Novak and Dominic Thiem in the final. T
– Koolhof and Middelkoop split €25,070 in prize money and earned 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points.
– Thiem was appearing in his first ATP World Tour doubles final and Novak in his first ATP World Tour final of any kind. They split €13,170 and 150 points.

Lorenzi: “I think it’s great to win an ATP World Tour trophy. I don’t look at the age, so I don’t mind if it’s happening at 34.”

“Winning one trophy was a goal for this year, so it’s great for me. I hope this is not the last,” said Lorenzi. “I’m changing a lot. I need to be more aggressive and improve a lot of things, so this is just the start.”

Basilashivili: “I couldn’t handle my nerves today. I was very tight, very nervous. I couldn’t handle the pressure, but I think I played great this week and we’ll see for the future.”

Middelkoop: “We had a few tough matches. We won with four match tie-breaks. We learned how to deal with pressure and dealt with it in a good way.”

“To play against Dominic Thiem in such a big court and at such a big event is a dream come true. It was a big honour to play for that crowd.”

Koolhof: “This was the first time I played in front of a big crowd like that [with 5,500 people in the stadium]. It was a great atmosphere even if they were cheering for the Austrian players.”

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