Oleksandr Ponomar has become the first Ukrainian boy in the tournament’s history to lift the trophy.
He has the particularity to be perfectly ambidextrous. He is left-handed but tried to play with the right hand a few years ago. He finally decided to keep playing with the left hand, apparently with good success.
He won in final against Jannis Simmen (SUI) who suffered a little injury in the back (6/4, 6/1). To reach the last round, he had to beat Charlie Camus (AUS) (6/2, 6/1), Fadi Bidan (LIB) (3/6, 6/4, 6/4), Gur Trakhtenberg (ISR) (6/1, 5/7, 6/1), Federico Cina (ITA) (6/2, 6/0), and Atakan Karahan (TUR) (7/6, 7/5).
#3 in the U14 Tennis Europe ranking, the Ukrainian confirms his good beginning of season after his quarterfinal in the first Super Category of the season in Russia.