Gianluigi Quinzi of Italy won the $25,000 Midtown Weston USTA Pro Circuit event last Sunday, upsetting No. 3 seed Christian Lindell of Sweden 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 at the Midtown Athletic Club in Weston, Fla., in the final.
Congratulations to Gianluigi Quinzi (Italy) for winning the 2020 USTA Futures Championship at Midtown🏆.#midtownweston #ustafinal
The No. 5-seeded Quinzi was the world No. 1-ranked junior in 2013 when he won the Wimbledon boys’ singles title. The 24-year-old Italian is a resident of Bradenton, Fla.
In the semifinals, Quinzi beat unseeded Argentine Manuel Pena Lopez 7-6(1), 6-2, and Lindell topped unseeded American Emilio Nava 6-2, 6-0. Quinzi was also challenged in the second round when he outlasted No. 2-seeded German Peter Torebko 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5.
The Italian improved to 14-5 in career ITF World Tour/USTA Pro Circuit finals. Lindell fell to 10-14 in career finals.
The doubles title was won by unseeded Boris Arias of Bolivia and Daniel Dutra Da Silva of Brazil, who defeated No. 4 seeds Alexander Merino of Peru and Manuel Pena Lopez of Argentina 6-4, 7-6(2) in the championship match.
With more than 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000-$125,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and Sam Querrey and are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
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