Three different tournaments took place in ATP tennis this week with all of them on the 250 level. All three tournaments had completely different feels to them with different storylines in each of the fields.
In Newport on grass, the one seed John Isner outlasted the field to take the title winning the final over qualifier Matthew Ebden. Isner did not face a single seeded player en route to the win on American soil. Isner also never lost a single set throughout the tournament. Ebden will make a lot of progress towards possibly making the main draws straight up on the ATP World Tour. Other unseeded players will also have that same progress towards their careers.
In Umag, a lucky loser who got into the draw based on someone else going out with an injury prior to the tournament starting. Russian Andrea Rublev defeated the three seed Fabio Fognini and the four seed Paolo Lorenzi in the final to win the tournament. The one seed David Goffin went out in the quarterfinals by unseeded Croatian Ivan Dodig.
Over in Sweden, the only eighth seed David Ferrer won the final over Alexander Dolgopolov. Ferrer played very tough seeded opponents in both the quarterfinal and the semifinal making his tournament victory more hard earned than the rest of the winners on tour this week. The seeds in the Skistar Swedish Open was also the toughest collection of players in all three tournaments this week.
A 500 level tournament in Hamburg headlines this upcoming week’s ATP action while Atlanta will get to host its 250 level tournament this week, one of two 250 level tournaments in this next week of competition.