Thomas Machac Triumphs in Orleans, Defeating Jack Draper
In a thrilling three-set match, Thomas Machac emerged victorious against Jack Draper, securing the championship title in Orleans. The Czech tennis player’s exceptional performance throughout the week in France culminated in a final where there was no clear favorite.
A Battle of Breaks
The first set witnessed a back-and-forth exchange of breaks on both sides of the court. However, it was Machac who displayed greater success, ultimately clinching the set. The second set proved to be more evenly contested, with Draper managing to save multiple break points with his serve and forcing a decisive third set.
A Decisive Tiebreaker
The tiebreaker in the final set was a tense affair, with both players holding their serves until the seventh game. It was at this crucial moment that Machac capitalized on a break, allowing him to serve for the championship. With unwavering determination, the Czech player sealed the victory by converting his first championship ball, triumphing over Draper with a final score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
Rising in the Rankings
Following his remarkable performance in France, Machac’s ranking has soared. He has climbed an impressive 12 places in the ATP rankings, now sitting at number 106.