Dominic played at the Challenger 80 in Perugia in Italy from 05/07/2021. On Monday evening, he started successfully in the first round against Yannick Maden D, ATP 245. After an even first set, the decision was made in the tiebreak: Dominic won this one 7:3. In difficult conditions, Dominic improved continuously and was soon able to make the decisive break and shortly afterwards the second. Dominic won the second set 6:1.
In the second round, Dominic faced the No. 7 seed, the Argentinian Thomas Martin Etcheverry, ATP 192nd – who also turned out to be the eventual tournament winner! We saw a great match between the two on equal terms. Unfortunately, Dominic ended up with the shorter end of the stick.
In the doubles, however, things went very well. The final (against the same opponent Dominic had lost to in the singles) was a true nailbiter. The match started at 22:00 in the evening. At 23:30 and 1:1 in the sets, a Champions tiebreak had to decide. The score was 2:2, before 2 minibreaks lead to a comfortable 7:3. Everything was set. Then the lights went out. Break? Interruption? It took around 30 minutes until the lights came back on. Nevertheless, they played on. Of course, it came as it had to come. Instead of bringing the match home after the first run, it was suddenly 7:8. Super point from Dominic to 8:8 and a service winner. 9:8, match point. An important return had to follow. It landed in the field, and after an intense rally the yellow ball landed in the net for the opponent. Game, set and victory! What overwhelming emotions in the evening, shortly before midnight, as a mighty “Chumjetze” from a Swiss fan echoed through the site.
The matches (singles and doubles) were broadcast live on Challenger TV (Internatzionali di Tennis – Perugia). All matches are available there. Just click on the button (VIEW MORE) to see the matches in full.