Rodrigues wins first ITF 2 European titleBrazil’s world No.27 claimed the 2017 Internazionali d’Italia title in Rome following a 6-4, 6-0 win over Austria’s Nico Langmann in the final. 15 May 2017
Brazilian wheelchair tennis player Daniel Rodrigues won his first International Tennis Federation (ITF) 2 Series men’s singles title on European soil as he claimed the 2017 Internazionali d’Italia title in Rome.
The world No.27 beat Australia’s Adam Kellerman 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the first round, and followed that up with victories over Great Britain’s Marc McCarroll 6-3, 6-2 and Austria’s Nico Langmann 6-4, 6-0 to seal the title.
Rodrigues then joined forces with McCarroll to lift the doubles trophy.
Open de Vendee
Nicolas Peifer continued his winning run after achieving the World Team Cup title with the French team for a second consecutive year on 7 May, by claiming the Open de Vendee on home soil in Roche sur Yon. In the final, the world No.5 defeated Argentina’s Ezequiel Casco 6-1, 6-1.
The French couple of Sebastien Husser and Gaetan Menguy, and Charlotte Famin gave the local crowd two more titles to celebrate in the men’s doubles and women’s singles, respectively.
Great Britain’s Louise Hunt partnered with Brazil’s Natalia Mayara to win the women’s doubles. Brazilian Ymanitu Silva took both quad singles and doubles titles, the latter one together with British player Richard Green.
More information can be found on the International Tennis Federation’s website.