2017 Europe’s Top 16 tournament was celebrated the past weekend in Antibes, France. The best European players in 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 Quarter-Finals.
Let’s check now 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 of the groups stage. Daniela Monteiro-Dodean beat the odds with an easy 0-3.
Dimitrij Ovtcharov was 2 sets down with 7-9 in the score for Simon Gauzy. It was only the best European player who could have overcome such a situation.
With both the Turkish and the Hungarian players 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 badly beaten
It was, definitely, not a good tournament for Polina Mikhailova. With 3 defeats in the group stage and a single set scored, she will for sure try to forget this competition as soon as possible.