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Budapest Challenger (May)

This article is about ATP event. For the historical tournament, see Hungarian Tennis Championships. For the Challenger in September, see Budapest Challenger (September).
Budapest Challenger
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour ATP Challenger Series
Founded 1994
Abolished 2005
Location Budapest, Hungary
Venue Római Teniszakadémia
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Clay (Red)
Draw 32S/32Q/16D
Prize money $25,000+H
File:Novak Dokovic in Umag 2006 (1).jpg
Current (2013)World No. 2 Novak Djokovic won the tournament in 2004, which was his first career title[1]
File:Budapest under water 5.jpg
Flooded courts in 2006
The Budapest Challenger was a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor red clay courts. It was the earlier one of the two simultaneous challengers played in Hungary with the event taking place usually in May. It was part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It was held annually at the Római Teniszakadémia in Budapest, Hungary, from 1994 to 2005, when during the 2006 Hungarian floodings the courts were washed away and the event spot was replaced by the USTA LA Tennis Open.[3] The most successful players were Hernán Gumy with two singles titles and Nuno Marques with three doubles titles.

Past finals

Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2005 23x15px Răzvan Sabău 23x16px Jean-Claude Scherrer 6–1, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
2004 23x15px Novak Djokovic 23x15px Daniele Bracciali 6–1, 6–2
2003 23x15px Boris Pašanski 23x15px Johan Settergren 7–5, 6–4
2002 23x15px Mariano Delfino 23x15px Quino Munoz 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
2001 23x15px Giorgio Galimberti 23x15px Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
2000 23x15px Edwin Kempes 23x15px Jérôme Golmard 6–4 retired
1999 Not held
1998 23x15px Marcos Ondruska 23x15px Davide Sanguinetti 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
1997 23x15px Steven Randjelovic 23x15px Quino Munoz 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
1996 23x15px Hernán Gumy 23x15px Karim Alami 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
1995 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Félix Mantilla Botella 6–1, 2–6, 6–2
1994 23x15px Hernán Gumy 23x15px Francisco Montana 6–4, 6–2

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2005 23x15px Stephen Huss
23x15px Johan Landsberg
Template:Country data ISR Amir Hadad
Template:Country data ISR Harel Levy
7–6(7–4), 6–1
2004 23x15px Kornél Bardóczky
23x15px Gergely Kisgyörgy
23x15px Daniele Bracciali
23x15px Manuel Jorquera
6–4, 6–2
2003 23x15px Kornél Bardóczky
23x15px Gergely Kisgyörgy
23x15px Thomas Blake
23x15px Jason Marshall
7–6(7–4), 6–0
2002 23x15px Karol Beck
23x15px Jaroslav Levinský
23x15px Mariano Hood
23x15px Sebastián Prieto
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
2001 23x15px Daniel Melo
23x15px Sergio Roitman
23x15px Jordan Kerr
23x15px Damien Roberts
6–2, 6–4
2000 Template:Country data JPN Thomas Shimada
23x15px Myles Wakefield
23x15px Irakli Labadze
23x15px Dinu Pescariu
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1999 Not held
1998 23x15px Chris Haggard
23x15px Paul Rosner
23x15px Diego del Río
23x15px Grant Silcock
6–4, 6–2
1997 23x15px Nuno Marques
23x15px Tom Vanhoudt
23x15px Aleksandar Kitinov
23x15px Greg Van Emburgh
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
1996 23x15px Nuno Marques
23x15px Tom Vanhoudt
Template:Country data ISR Eyal Ran
23x15px Laurence Tieleman
6–4, 6–1
1995 23x15px Pablo Albano
23x15px Hendrik Jan Davids
23x15px Matt Lucena
23x15px Rikard Bergh
6–4, 6–4
1994 23x15px Nuno Marques
23x15px João Cunha e Silva
23x15px Gábor Köves
23x15px László Markovits
6–, 6–4, 7–6

Title sponsors

See also

References

  1. ^ Lass, Gábor (2011-06-29). "A magyar tenisz végvára" [Last resort of Hungarian tennis]. demokrata.hu (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Demokrata. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Szabad hétvége" [Free weekend]. magyarszo.com (in Hungarian). Novi Sad, Serbia: Magyar Szó. 18 September 2004. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Árvíz 2010" [2010 flood]. rta.hu (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Római Teniszakadémia. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 

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