The first Lithuanian racquet Ričardas Berankis won the title in Kazakhstan


The first Lithuanian racquet, Ričardas Berankis, won the “Challenger Tour” President’s Cup title in Kazakhstan. The 24-year-old Lithuanian who is taking the 139th place in the world, was ranked third in the tournament faced in the final a 27-year-old Turkish Marsel Ilhan who is ranked at the 141st place in the world and won in three sets 7-5, 5-7, 6-3


Ričardas Berankis and Marcel Ilhan with the titles | Photo: Facebook

Ričardas  Berankis, for whom it was sixth final and third title, will get for his victory 18.000 dollars prize money and will add 110 ranking points to his account which will move him higher in his world rank.

Ilhan will get 65 ranking points and 10,600 dollars prize money.

Now, Berankis will try to get the tickets to the final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open that will start in the end of August.


Aleksejus Podpruginas
Aleksejus Podpruginas is The Baltic Review author based in Israel

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