Challenger #NextGenATP First-Time Winner: Akira Santillan

Akira Santillan capped a dominant display on the hard courts of Winnetka, U.S.A., claiming his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title on Saturday. The 20-year-old, who recently changed national allegiances from Japan to Australia, dropped one set all week to streak to the title. Santillan defeated fifth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6(1), 6-2 in the final, becoming the ninth winner from the #NextGenATP contingent this year. He moves up 26 spots to a career-high World No. 171 in the Emirates ATP Rankings and...

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1 year ago, ATP World Tour

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