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Naples Challenger debuts in November

The Naples Challenger - a $50,000 men’s pro tennis tournament - will debut in Collier County Nov. 20-26 at the Naples Bath & Tennis Club, which also will be the site of a two-day qualifier Nov. 18-19. The event will attract ATP pros ranked between 80th and 250th in the world.

We want to make this tournament totally different. We want to make it a great event, not only from the tennis standpoint, but nine days of activities that will be scheduled in and around the tennis.

Fabricio, Carl Fiorentino and the Tennis Naples’ Craig Bouchard have hooked up to form ITG, which stands for International Tennis Group. The new Naples ATP stop officially is posted on the tour’s calendar.

There will be a singles main-draw field of 32 players, with a 32-player qualifying event. There will be a 16-team doubles draw.

Fabricio explained that the singles main draw would consist not only of 22 “direct acceptance” players and four qualifiers, but also four wild-card entries and as many as two special exempt spots that would be held open for players unable to compete in the qualifier because of a schedule conflict with a still-in-progress tournament elsewhere.

While the event will have a $50,000 purse, it carries added weight for players earning points because it also has the “plus-H” designation. When a $50,000 Challenger event provides housing for its top players, it allows the competitors to earn ranking points as if they were playing in a $75,000 tournament.

“That’s important,” Fabricio said. “That’s why you’ll have the higher-ranked players wanting to come to Naples to play.” Fabricio is the director for the Naples Challenger. He currently runs four similar tournaments each year in his native Ecuador. One of these has been ongoing for 12 years and is considered one of the best-run events internationally.

“Carl (Fiorentino) is from Miami and he’d been to my country a few times to watch his son play,” Valdivieso explained. “He liked the way I ran things and liked what he saw. So he asked if there was any way we could get something going in the States.”

Fabricio said the Tennis Naples complex on Airport-Pulling Road is an ideal venue.

Fabricio thinks this will be good for Naples, It will bring a lot of players in who have never been here before. We will have many activities going that will make it a great event. It doesn’t have to be NASDAQ to be a great tournament.”

The tournament office is at the Naples Bath and Tennis Club. If you need more details about the event and information on tickets please e-mail to Fabricio Valdivieso at fvaldivi@provalten.com or Carlos Perez at tenniscalcutta@hotmail.com


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Good Luck To Gastao Elias!!!!!!
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Naples: (2 SE spots to be cleared)
OUT: Dorsch
IN: Bogomolov
NEXT: Nunez, Cuevas, Zeballos, Oudsema, Romero, Lammer
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good luck to george bastl!! and i hope lammer will make it to the main draw!

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Horacio Zeballos entry in the draw!!!!!
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good luck Brendan, Nikita, Peter, Jesse, Alex, and Nicolas T
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Monday OOP:

Center Court:

Starting at 10 AM

Alex Clayton (USA) vs. Brandon Corace (USA)
Jhonson Garcia (DOM) vs. Reid Carleton (USA)
Yao-Lan Chang (TPE) vs. Frank Carleton (USA)
Nick Maurillo (USA) vs. Denis Zivkovic (USA)

Court 1:

Starting at 10 AM

Luis Fernando Manrique (ECU) vs. Carlos Perez (USA)
Ytai Abougzir (USA) vs. Victor Estrella (DOM)
Vladimir Obradovic (SRB) vs. Diego Hipperdinger (ESP)
Kris Nathan (USA) vs. Michael Quintero (COL)

Court 2:

Starting at 10 AM

Juan Carlos Osorio (ECU) vs. Nicolas Todero (ARG)
Nikita Kryvonos (USA) vs. Mat Cloer (USA)
Bart Beks (NED) vs. Daniel Yoo (KOR)
Brendan Evans (USA) vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN)

Court 3:

Starting at 10 AM

Jesse Levine (USA) vs. Karim Benmansour (MAR)
Peter Polansky (CAN) vs. Mashika Washington (USA)
Michael Yani (USA) vs. Marius Copil (ROM)
Pedro Ast (VEN) vs. Gastao Elias (POR)
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Naples: (One of 2 SE spots cleared)
OUT: Capdeville, R.Delgado, Dorsch, Fraile, Kuznetsov (and Oudsema, Lammer, Fornell, Schwank, Agenor from ALT)
IN: Bogomolov, Nunez, Cuevas, Zeballos, Romero, Baker
NEXT: Mankad, Zabaleta, Evans, Vemic
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(1)Brendan Evans (USA) vs Kei Nishikori (JPN)
Pedro Ast (VEN) vs Gastao Elias (POR)
Nick Maurillo (USA) vs Denis Zivkovic (USA)
(6)Michael Quintero (COL) vs Kris Nathan (USA)

(2)Michael Yani (USA) vs Marius Copil (ROM)
Yao-Lun Chang (TPE) vs Frank Carleton (USA)
Vladimir Obradovic (SRB) vs Diego Hipperdinger (ESP)
(5)Daniel Yoo (KOR) vs Bart Beks (NED)

(3)Nikita Kryvonos (USA) vs Mat Cloer (USA)
Jhonson Garcia (DOM) vs Reid Carleton (USA)
Peter Polansky (CAN) vs Mashiska Washington (USA)
(7)Victor Estrella (DOM) vs Ytai Abouzgir (USA)

(4)Jesse Levine (USA) vs Karim Benmansour (MOR)
Alex Clayton (USA) vs Brandon Corace (USA)
Luis Fernando Manrique (VEN) vs Carlos Perez (USA)
(8)Nicolas Todero (ARG) vs Juan Carlos Osorio (ECU)
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Zabaleta should get an SE.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".

Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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