Franken Challenge

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Franken Challenge
2014 Franken Challenge
ATP Challenger Tour
Event name Franken Challenge
Location Fürth, Germany
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Clay
Draw 32S/31Q/16D
Prize money 42,000+H
Website Website
Australian Peter Luczak took the singles title in Fürth in 2007 and 2009
Florian Mayer from Germany won the event in singles in 2006
Eventual 2008 French Open doubles champion Luis Horna from Peru won in singles in 2002 over Jürgen Melzer
Morocco's Hicham Arazi defeated Andrei Chesnokov for the 1996 singles
Eventual German World No. 2 Michael Stich won the doubles in 1988 with Martin Sinner

The Franken Challenge (former Schickedanz Open) is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor red clay courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It is held annually in Fürth, Germany, since 1979 (as a club event from 1979 to 1985, as a Futures in 1986, as a Challenger since 1987).

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014 Germany Tobias Kamke Spain Iñigo Cervantes Huegun 6–3, 6–2
2013 Portugal João Sousa United States Wayne Odesnik 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2012 Slovenia Blaž Kavčič Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
2011 Portugal João Sousa Germany Jan-Lennard Struff 6–2, 0–6, 6–2
2010 Netherlands Robin Haase Germany Tobias Kamke 6–4, 6–2
2009 Australia Peter Luczak Argentina Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6–2, 6–0
2008 Austria Daniel Köllerer Colombia Santiago Giraldo 6–1, 6–3
2007 Australia Peter Luczak Italy Fabio Fognini 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
2006 Germany Florian Mayer Germany Torsten Popp 6–3, 6–1
2005 Spain Albert Portas Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 7–6(5), 6–2
2004 Czech Republic Jiří Vaněk France Gilles Simon 7–5, 6–2
2003 Norway Jan Frode Andersen Spain Óscar Hernández 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
2002 Peru Luis Horna Austria Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 6–2
2001 Spain Germán Puentes-Alcañiz Denmark Kristian Pless 6–4, 6–3
2000 Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze Germany Daniel Elsner 6–4, 6–4
1999 Haiti Ronald Agénor Czech Republic Tomáš Zíb 6–2, 7–6
1998 Norway Christian Ruud Norway Jan Frode Andersen 6–4, 7–5
1997 Italy Davide Sanguinetti Sweden Tomas Nydahl 6–4, 6–2
1996 Morocco Hicham Arazi Russia Andrei Chesnokov 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1995 Norway Christian Ruud Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 7–6, 6–4
1994 Belgium Kris Goossens Germany Dirk Dier 6–7, 6–3, 6–2
1993 Sweden Mikael Pernfors Belgium Bart Wuyts 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1992 Czechoslovakia Martin Střelba Ecuador Raúl Viver 6–1, 6–2
1991 Spain Marcos Aurelio Gorriz Soviet Union Dimitri Poliakov 6–2, 3–0 retired
1990 United States Jeff Tarango Chile Felipe Rivera 6–0, 6–0
1989 Soviet Union Dimitri Poliakov Italy Federico Mordegan 6–2, 6–1
1988 West Germany Hans-Dieter Beutel Czechoslovakia Richard Vogel 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
1987 West Germany Patrick Baur Italy Edoardo Mazza 6–3, 7–5

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2014 Spain Gerard Granollers
Spain Jordi Samper Montaña
Spain Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras
Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
7–6(7–1), 6–2
2013 Australia Colin Ebelthite
Australia Rameez Junaid
United States Christian Harrison
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–4, 7–5
2012 Spain Arnau Brugués-Davi
Portugal João Sousa
Australia Rameez Junaid
India Purav Raja
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
2011 Australia Rameez Junaid
Germany Frank Moser
Chile Jorge Aguilar
Ecuador Júlio César Campozano
6–2, 6–7(2), [10–6]
2010 Jamaica Dustin Brown
Australia Rameez Junaid
Germany Martin Emmrich
Australia Joseph Sirianni
6–3, 6–1
2009 Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Spain Santiago Ventura
Germany Simon Greul
Italy Alessandro Motti
4–6, 6–1, 10–6
2008 Germany Philipp Marx
Austria Alexander Peya
Austria Daniel Köllerer
Germany Frank Moser
6–3, 6–3
2007 Mexico Bruno Echagaray
Brazil André Ghem
Italy Fabio Fognini
Portugal Frederico Gil
7–6(1), 4–6, 13–11
2006 Greece Vasilis Mazarakis
Chile Felipe Parada
Germany Philipp Marx
Germany Torsten Popp
6–3, 6–2
2005 Israel Amir Hadad
Israel Harel Levy
Norway Jan Frode Andersen
Sweden Johan Landsberg
6–1, 6–2
2004 Chile Adrián García
Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarević
Sweden Simon Aspelin
United States Graydon Oliver
6–4, 6–4
2003 Germany Denis Gremelmayr
Germany Simon Greul
Germany Tomas Behrend
Germany Karsten Braasch
6–3, 1–6, 7–6(5)
2002 Spain Salvador Navarro-Gutierrez
Spain Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
Uzbekistan Vadim Kutsenko
Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
6–2, 6–4
2001 United States Hugo Armando
Russia Andrei Stoliarov
Uzbekistan Vadim Kutsenko
Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
6–0, 6–0
2000 Spain Eduardo Nicolás-Espín
Spain Germán Puentes-Alcañiz
United States Devin Bowen
United States Brandon Coupe
6–4, 6–2
1999 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nebojša Đorđević
South Africa Marcos Ondruska
Argentina Diego del Río
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1998 Spain Álex López Morón
Spain Albert Portas
Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6–4, 6–4
1997 United States Brandon Coupe
South Africa Paul Rosner
Germany Martin Sinner
Netherlands Joost Winnink
7–5, 6–3
1996 Australia Joshua Eagle
Netherlands Tom Kempers
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Hungary Gábor Köves
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1995 Australia Andrew Kratzmann
Australia Brent Larkham
United States Ken Flach
United States Kent Kinnear
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
1994 Czech Republic Vojtech Flegl
Australia Andrew Florent
Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Cristian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
1993 Sweden Nils Holm
Sweden Lars-Anders Wahlgren
Latvia Ģirts Dzelde
Georgia (country) Vladimer Gabrichidze
walkover
1992 Germany Rudiger Haas
Germany Udo Riglewski
United States Brian Joelson
Haiti Bertrand Madsen
6–1, 6–3
1991 Spain Marcos Aurelio Gorriz
Venezuela Maurice Ruah
Australia Jamie Morgan
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–4
1990 West Germany Peter Ballauff
West Germany Ricki Osterthun
Spain Marcos-Aurelio Gorriz-Bonhora
Soviet Union Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
1989 Soviet Union Vladimer Gabrichidze
Soviet Union Dimitri Poliakov
Italy Cristiano Caratti
Italy Federico Mordegan
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1988 West Germany Michael Stich
West Germany Martin Sinner
Poland Wojciech Kowalski
Romania Adrian Marcu
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1987 United Kingdom Nick Fulwood
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
West Germany Axel Hornung
West Germany Karsten Saniter
4–6, 6–3, 6–2

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