The 2017 Europe Top 16 tournament was celebrated last weekend in Antibes, France. The best European players in the Men’s and Women’s Singles competed in a mixed format: 4 groups composed of 4 players. The first two players of each group qualified for the main draw, starting at the Quarter-Finals.
Let’s check out the most interesting stats and insights from this amazing tournament!
Simon Gauzy, the local crowd hero, had a thrilling battle against Shibaev, the tough Russian player. Outstanding rallies and a controversial ending.
The best ranked female player in the tournament had a big upset in her first match in the group stage. Daniela Monteiro-Dodean beat the odds with an easy 0-3.
Dimitrij Ovtcharov was 2 sets down with 7-9 on the scoreboard for Simon Gauzy. It was only the best European player who could have overcome such a situation.
With both the Turkish and the Hungarian player having the chance to win every set, this match was by far the one where the smallest details gave the victory to the most focused player.
The worst beaten
It was definitely not a good tournament for Polina Mikhailova. With 3 defeats in the group stage and only a single set scored, she will for sure try to forget this competition as soon as possible.