International success at the inaugural Lexus Nottingham Challenger
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There was international success at the ATP Challenger event in Nottingham this weekend with Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard from France lifting the singles title, and Czech team Petr Nouza and Patrik Rikl winning the doubles.
The international tournaments are part of our Performance Competitions Calendar, which provides significantly enhanced opportunities for British players at each age and stage of the performance player pathway on home soil.
20-year-old Mpetshi Perricard clinched his maiden ATP Challenger title after overcoming British stars Ryan Peniston and Hamish Stewart. In the final, he defeated his fellow countryman Matteo Martineau 7-6(2), 6-4. The win also sees Mpetshi Perricard reach a new career high of world No.164 - a jump of 34 places in the rankings.
Speaking of his accomplishments in Nottingham, Mpetshi Perricard said, “I’m very proud of myself to win this week, and now I am focused for next week. I am very happy to win this trophy".
In the men’s doubles final, the Czech pairing of Nouza and Rikl defeated Britain's Joshua Paris and French partner Antoine Escoffier 6-3, 7-6(3). This is the second time Paris has reached an ATP Challenger final in 2024.
LTA Tournament Director Debbie Ormston said: “We’ve had a brilliant week here in Nottingham, with some fantastic tennis and highly competitive matches, and it’s always great to see the Brits do well and drum up some home support.
"Thank you very much to the venue and wonderful team here at Silksworth for being so accommodating, as well as the hard work of everyone else that worked on the event.”
Full results and further tournament information can be found below:
The 2024 PCC will largely reflect the 2023 calendar with the addition of two ATP Challenger events in February – the Lexus Nottingham Challenger (Challenger 75) and the Lexus Glasgow Challenger (Challenger 50) beginning 12 February, with two ITF W50 events running at the same time in Edgbaston and Roehampton respectively.