Chengdu Open—Chengdu, China
Alexander Zverev, the top seed, emerged as the champion at the Chengdu Open in China on Tuesday. He defeated Roman Safiullin in a tough three-set match, with a scoreline of 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-3. This victory marked Zverev’s 21st career title and his second title of 2023. Despite the win, Zverev will maintain his world ranking at No. 10 on Monday. The 26-year-old has had a successful year on the tour, accumulating a record of 46-21.
Meanwhile, Safiullin, who showcased exceptional performance throughout the tournament, participated in his first career final. As a result of his remarkable run, his world ranking will reach a career-high of No. 41 on Monday.
Zhuhai Championships—Zhuhai, China
Karen Khachanov, the top seed, secured his fifth career title and first in five years on the ATP Tour at the Zhuhai Championships in China. He defeated Yoshihito Nishioka, the No. 8 seed, with a scoreline of 7-6(2), 6-1 in a match that lasted one hour and 43 minutes. Khachanov’s performance was characterized by nine aces, winning 77 percent of his first serve points, and breaking serve three times. With a total of 37 winners, Khachanov extended his winning record against Nishioka to 4-1 in their lifetime meetings. He will be ranked No. 14 in the world on Monday.
On the other hand, Nishioka aimed to secure his third career title but fell short in the final. Nevertheless, he will move up to No. 38 in the world rankings on Monday.