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Victor Estrella takes the Santo Domingo ATP Challenger

37-year old Victor Estrella has won seven ATP Challenger cups, but probably the sweetest one was the Milex Open won on Saturday, 19 August 2017 in Santo Domingo. His fans in the Dominican Republic went wild when he became the first home grown winner at the US$125,000 ATP Challenger Tour event held at the La Bocha courts of the Santo Domingo Tennis Club.

Estrella won the Milex Open trophy with a 7-6(4), 6-4 victory over top seed 25-year old Damir Dzumhur from Bosnia, ranked 67th, from 73rd at the start of the tournament.

“It was a great tournament and I played at my best level the entire week,” said Estrella Burgos, as reported by ATP. “Today, I felt a lot of pressure but I was able to manage it. It was a very close match and I’m really, really happy to win it. To win here in the Dominican Republic is something special.

“It’s especially important for me because I return to the Top 100 again as well. This is a great moment for my season and I hope to use this for a strong finish.”

The tournament lifted Estrella to be 90th, up from 112th prior to the tournament.

Victor Estrella is the best Dominican tennis player ever. In March 2014, he became the first player from the Dominican Republic to crack the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings. He would advance to be ranked 43rd in the ATP ranking in July 2015. In 2015, he would become the island nation’s first ATP World Tour champion, at the Ecuador Open. He now has won seven ATP Challenger cups.

Source: DR1, ATP

Aug 22, 2017

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