Tennis Napoli Cup

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Tennis Napoli Cup
2013 Tennis Napoli Cup
ATP Challenger Tour
Event name Tennis Napoli Cup
Location Naples, Italy
Venue Tennis Club Napoli
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Clay
Draw 32S/27Q/16D
Prize money 30,000+H
Website Website
Italy's Potito Starace finished runner-up in 2005, before collecting three straight singles titles from 2006 to 2008.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet won the singles twice in 2003 and 2005.
Eventual World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain won in singles in 1999.

The Tennis Napoli Cup 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 at the Tennis Club Napoli in Naples, Italy, since 1995.

History[edit]

The tournament is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in Italy, the Campionato Partenopeo (Parthenopean Championship), which for men's singles was first contested in 1905. Over the years the men's tournament has been combined with other trophies, such as Coppa Gordon Bennet (1907–1910 and 1937), Coppa Reale (1912–1915), Coppa del Municipio di Napoli (1926–1938), Campionato dell’Europa Centrale (1937–1938), Coppa Città di Napoli (1953–1970), Coppa Carlo D'Avalos (1970).

At the time of the amateur tennis the Naples tournament gained increasing importance over the years, becoming one of the pivotal events of the spring season of the courts of Europe and a decisive step in preparation for the Internationals of Italy and those of France. Following the affirmation of professionalism, the tournament lost its relevance and disappeared, rising from the mid-1990s and finding a place within the category of ATP Challenger.

The women's tournament (singles and doubles), played simultaneously with the men's tournament until 1970, now no longer takes place.

Venue[edit]

From the beginning, the tournament is played on the courts of the Circolo del Tennis di Napoli, which occupies an area near the ancient Villa Reale di Chiaia, a few meters from the Gulf of Naples and minutes from downtown and historic centre.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Italy Potito Starace Italy Alessandro Giannessi 6–2, 2–0 ret.
2012 Russia Andrey Kuznetsov France Jonathan Dasnières de Veigy 7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6)
2011 Netherlands Thomas Schoorel Italy Filippo Volandri 6–2, 7–6(4)
2010 Portugal Rui Machado Argentina Federico del Bonis 6–4, 6–4
2009 Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Romania Victor Crivoi 6–1, 6–3
2008 Italy Potito Starace Brazil Marcos Daniel 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(3)
2007 Italy Potito Starace Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 7–5, 6–2
2006 Italy Potito Starace Italy Alessio di Mauro 6–0, 5–1 retired
2005 France Richard Gasquet Italy Potito Starace 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2004 Luxembourg Gilles Müller France Arnaud di Pasquale 7–6(7), 6–7(1), 6–1
2003 France Richard Gasquet Luxembourg Gilles Müller 6–4, 6–4
2002 Spain David Ferrer Monaco Jean-René Lisnard 6–1, 6–1
2001 Not held
2000 Not held
1999 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain Juan Albert Viloca 3–6, 7–6, 6–1
1998 Italy Davide Sanguinetti Russia Marat Safin 6–4, 6–4
1997 Romania Dinu Pescariu Germany Oliver Gross 6–4, 6–2
1996 Spain Félix Mantilla Morocco Karim Alami 6–3, 7–5
1995 Sweden Thomas Johansson France Frédéric Vitoux 6–0, 6–0
1982-1994 Not held
1981 West Germany Damir Keretić
1980 France Christophe Roger-Vasselin
1979 Uruguay Josè Damiani
1978 Australia Peter McNamara
1976-1977 Not held
1975 Italy Ezio Di Matteo
1971-1974 Not held
1970 Romania Ilie Năstase
1969 Chile Patricio Rodríguez
1968 Australia Martin Mulligan
1967 Australia Martin Mulligan
1966 Italy Nicola Pietrangeli
1965 Australia Martin Mulligan
1964 Italy Nicola Pietrangeli
1963 Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist Australia Fred Stolle 6–3, 0–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
1962 Italy Fausto Gardini
1961 Italy Nicola Pietrangeli Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist 6–1, 6–1, 6–2
1960 Not held
1959 Italy Nicola Pietrangeli
1958 Australia Mervyn Rose
1957 Italy Orlando Sirola
1956 Australia Lewis Hoad
1955 Italy Giuseppe Merlo
1954 Not held
1953 United States Budge Patty
1939-1952 Not held
1938 Switzerland Boris Maneff
1937 Italy Giovanni Palmieri
1936 Italy Giovanni Palmieri
1935 Italy Giovanni Palmieri
1934 Czech Republic Roderich Menzel
1933 Italy Giorgio De Stefani
1932 Italy Giorgio De Stefani
1931 Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
1930 Italy Clemente Serventi
1929 Italy Carlo d’Avalos
1928 France Antoine Gentien
1927 Italy Carlo d’Avalos
1926 Italy Carlo d’Avalos
1925 Italy Carlo d’Avalos
1924 Italy Carlo d’Avalos
1923 Italy Riccardo Sabbadini
1922 United Kingdom George Grounsell
1921 Italy Riccardo Sabbadini
1920 Italy Riccardo Sabbadini
1919 United Kingdom George Grounsell Autumn edition
1919 Italy Eugenio Schioppa Spring edition
1916-1918 Not held due to WWI
1915 Italy Eugenio Schioppa
1914 Italy Mino Balbi di Robecco
1913 Italy Eugenio Schioppa Autumn edition
1913 Italy Eugenio Schioppa Spring edition
1912 Italy Tullio Jappelli Autumn edition
1912 Italy Tullio Jappelli Spring edition
1911 Title not awarded
1910 Italy Eugenio Schioppa Autumn edition
1910 German Empire Alfredo Pflucker Spring edition
1909 German Empire Alfredo Pflucker Autumn edition
1909 German Empire Alfredo Pflucker Spring edition
1908 German Empire Alfredo Pflucker Autumn edition
1908 United Kingdom Robert Hotham Spring edition
1907 German Empire Alfredo Pflucker Autumn edition
1907 German Empire Alfredo Pflucker Spring edition
1906 German Empire Alfredo Pflucker
1905 United Kingdom Geoffrey Smith

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013 Italy Stefano Ianni
Italy Potito Starace
Italy Alessandro Giannessi
Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev
6–1, 6–3
2012 Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis
Italy Alessandro Motti
Australia Rameez Junaid
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–4, 6–4
2011 United States Travis Rettenmaier
Germany Simon Stadler
United States Travis Parrott
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
6–4, 6–4
2010 Jamaica Dustin Brown
United States Jesse Witten
India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(4), 7–5
2009 Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain David Marrero
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
Germany Frank Moser
6–4, 6–3
2008 Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Portugal Frederico Gil
Peru Luis Horna
6–1, 6–3
2007 Italy Flavio Cipolla
Spain Marcel Granollers
Italy Marco Crugnola
Italy Alessio di Mauro
6–4, 6–2
2006 Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Poland Łukasz Kubot
Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
7–5, 4–6, 10–7
2005 Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarević
Czech Republic Jiří Vaněk
Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Uros Vico
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
2004 Germany Tomas Behrend
Italy Giorgio Galimberti
Czech Republic Michal Tabara
Czech Republic Jiří Vaněk
6–1, 6–3
2003 Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Giorgio Galimberti
Israel Amir Hadad
Belgium Christophe Rochus
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
2002 Romania Gabriel Trifu
Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov
Argentina Leonardo Olguin
Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello
7–5, 7–6(5)
2001 Not held
2000 Not held
1999 South Africa Marcos Ondruska
United States Jack Waite
Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Cristian Brandi
6–4, 7–6
1998 Italy Massimo Bertolini
United States Devin Bowen
Egypt Tamer El Sawy
Hungary Gábor Köves
7–6, 6–2
1997 Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–4
1996 Italy Omar Camporese
Italy Diego Nargiso
Latvia Ģirts Dzelde
Sweden Tomas Nydahl
3–6, 6–4, 7–6
1995 Italy Stefano Pescosolido
Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
United States Kent Kinnear
United States Jack Waite
6–1, 3–6, 6–3

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