KAMPALA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Italy's Fabrizio Ornago is the 2018 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Uganda Pro Circuit Futures (F2) champion.
Ornago who lost out in the semi-finals of the 2018 ITF Uganda Pro Circuit Futures (F1) was this time at his best as he defeated top seed Ivan Nedelko (Russia) 7-6, 6-3 in the final in Kampala on Sunday.
The Italian used his quick movement and strong control to beat Nedelko. "I am very happy that I have won this Futures 2 especially after falling out in the Futures 1," said the Italian player who picked up the maximum 18 world ranking points awarded for winning the title.
"I just failed to play my usual game. I need to go back to the drawing board and plan for the coming week in the Futures 3," Nedelko said after losing on Sunday.
Nedelko benefited in the semifinals when Zimbabwe's Takanyi Garanganga withdrew after an injury in the first set with the Russian leading 3-0.
In men's doubles final, the pair of Anton Chekhov (Russia) and Matt Seeberger (USA) beat Lu Tyler (USA) and Goran Markovic (Serbia) 6-2, 6-3.