Budapest Challenger (September)

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Budapest Challenger
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour ATP Challenger Series
Founded 1986
Abolished 2005
Location Budapest, Hungary
Venue Római Teniszakadémia
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Clay (Red)
Draw 32S/32Q/16D
Prize money $25,000+H
Eventual World No. 1 Carlos Moyà won the tournament in 1995
Current (2014) Davis Cup champion Radek Štěpánek reached the doubles final in 1998
Wimbledon and US Open doubles champion Philipp Petzschner was a runner-up in the 2005 doubles final
Flooded courts in 2006

The Budapest Challenger was a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor red clay courts. It was the latter one of the two simultaneous challengers played in Hungary with the event taking place usually in September. It was part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It was held annually at the Római Teniszakadémia in Budapest, Hungary, from 1986 to 2005, when during the 2006 Hungarian floodings the courts were washed away and the event spot was replaced by the WOW Cafe Challenger.[1] The most successful player was Sergio Roitman with three doubles titles.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2005 Serbia and Montenegro Boris Pashanski Greece Vasilis Mazarakis 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
2004 France Stéphane Robert Italy Alessio di Mauro 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
2003 Spain Marc López Argentina Mariano Delfino 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
2002 Netherlands Dennis van Scheppingen Spain Salvador Navarro 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2001 Spain Didac Pérez Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk 6–2, 6–3
2000 Uzbekistan Vadim Kutsenko Hungary Sándor Noszály 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
1999 France Stéphane Huet Austria Werner Eschauer 6–3, 7–5
1998 Italy Renzo Furlan Belgium Christophe van Garsse 6–2, 6–3
1997 Norway Jan Frode Andersen Brazil Francisco Costa 7–6(7–1), 2–6, 6–2
1996 Romania Răzvan Sabău Hungary Attila Sávolt 6–2, 6–2
1995 Spain Carlos Moyá Hungary József Krocskó 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
1994 Belgium Kris Goossens Norway Christian Ruud 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1993 France Jean-Philippe Fleurian Hungary Sándor Noszály 6–4, 6–3
1992 Not held
1991 Not held
1990 Not held
1989 Sweden Per Henricsson Czechoslovakia Branislav Stanković 7–5, 2–6, 7–6
1988 Switzerland Roland Stadler Hungary Sándor Noszály 4–6, 6–3, 6–0[2]
1987 Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Soviet Union Alexander Zverev 5–7, 6–3, 6–2[3]
1986 Sweden Jörgen Windahl Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Navrátil 6–1, 7–5[4]

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2005 Italy Leonardo Azzaro
Argentina Sergio Roitman
Germany Philipp Petzschner
Germany Lars Uebel
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
2004 Argentina Juan Pablo Brzezicki
Argentina Mariano Delfino
Argentina Ignacio González King
Argentina Juan Pablo Guzmán
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
2003 Argentina Ignacio González King
Argentina Juan Pablo Guzmán
Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2002 Australia Paul Baccanello
Argentina Sergio Roitman
Norway Jan Frode Andersen
Germany Oliver Gross
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–5 ret.
2001 Austria Oliver Marach
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Russia Yuri Schukin
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
6–2, 6–2
2000 Argentina Sergio Roitman
Argentina Andrés Schneiter
Czech Republic David Miketa
Czech Republic David Škoch
6–3, 6–3
1999 Israel Harel Levy
Israel Noam Okun
Czech Republic Daniel Fiala
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
1998 Hungary Gábor Köves
Austria Tomas Strengberger
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–4, 6–4
1997 Serbia and Montenegro Nebojša Đorđević
Serbia and Montenegro Dušan Vemić
Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Miklós Jancsó
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
1996 Hungary Attila Sávolt
Hungary László Markovits
Finland Tuomas Ketola
Slovenia Borut Urh
w/o
1995 Portugal Emanuel Couto
Portugal João Cunha e Silva
Hungary Gábor Köves
Hungary László Markovits
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
1994 Portugal Emanuel Couto
Hungary Tamás György
United States Jeff Belloli
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
6–2, 7–5
1993 Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
Belgium Filip Dewulf
Italy Stefano Pescosolido
Italy Massimo Valeri
7–5, 6–3
1992 Not held
1991 Not held
1990 Not held
1989 Denmark Peter Bastiansen
Sweden Per Henricsson
Romania Gheorghe Cosac
Romania Florin Segărceanu
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
1988 Belgium Eduardo Masso
Belgium Denis Langaskens
Denmark Peter Bastiansen
Denmark Peter Flintsoe
6–4, 7–5[5]
1987 Czechoslovakia Josef Čihák
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
Sweden Christer Allgardh
Sweden David Engel
6–2, 7–6[6]
1986 Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
Denmark Peter Bastiansen
United States Brett Buffington
4–6, 7–6, 6–4[7]

Title sponsors[edit]

  • Fujitsu Siemens Open (2003, 2002)
  • Architect Open (2005, 2004, 2000)
  • Diego Open (2001)
  • Medicor Open (1999, 1998, 1997)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Árvíz 2010" [2010 flood]. rta.hu (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Római Teniszakadémia. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Event Draws - singles". atpworldtour.com. London, United Kingdom: Association of Tennis Professionals. 1988. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Event Draws - singles". atpworldtour.com. London, United Kingdom: Association of Tennis Professionals. 1987. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Event Draws - singles". atpworldtour.com. London, United Kingdom: Association of Tennis Professionals. 1986. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Event Draws - doubles". atpworldtour.com. London, United Kingdom: Association of Tennis Professionals. 1988. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Event Draws - doubles". atpworldtour.com. London, United Kingdom: Association of Tennis Professionals. 1987. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Event Draws - doubles". atpworldtour.com. London, United Kingdom: Association of Tennis Professionals. 1986. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 

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