In 97 editions of Tennis King’s Cup for the city of Huelva Many players from many parts of the world have passed, though not as many, because winning the Huelva tournament is a conquest of seven nationalities. Until now, since then Andrey Rublev or Borna Couric They will go down in history by including their country in the list of tournament winners, because a player from Russia or Croatia has never made it to the final.
As it was logical, the most victories correspond to tennis players from Spain, with a total of 79, Eleven people from the UK, two each from the United States and Argentina and one each from Portugal, Hungary and Brazil. To these finalists nationalities should be added Ecuador, Chile, and Australiaplus the original two finalists for this ninety-eighth edition.
Until the 1970s, there were only winners from either Spain or Great Britain. The British won the first four editions. R.E. Harman, Meyler, and R.D. Slow, who won two FK Peach and Emilio Cano They were the first Spanish player to win, in 1917 and 1918, respectively.
In the 1970s a third winning nationality took place for the first time when the Americans achieved victory Stephen Turner and Mike Stipe. The latter won two singles titles and seven doubles titles on the ATP circuit, reaching a ranking of No. 59.
In 2004 he won with Argentina Augustine Callery to Tommy Robredo And bt took the baton Guillermo Correa, who beat David Ferrer in 2006.
Three new nationalities
At the time it was the official ITF tournament, there were three winners from nationalities who had never had the honor before. he Portuguese Joao Dominguez He beat Spain’s Mario Villela in 2016 and the following year he did Hungarian Attila Palas Against Ricardo Ojeda National. Sergio Gutierrez Ferrol won the Spanish final against Pedro Martínez Portero and in 2019 he made his record debut for Brazil thanks to Peter Sakamoto, The winner kisses him Chilean Bastian Malla.
To all of the aforementioned, an eighth nationality will be added to the official list of winners of the Huelva Championship. Will it be Russia or Croatia?
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