Vacherot wins third Challenger title of the season lifts PMRDA MahaOpen ATP Challenger 100 Men’s International Tennis Championships


Pune, February 25, 2024: Monaco’s Valentin Vacherot claimed his third consecutive ATP Challenger title of

with a hard-fought three-set win over Australia’s Adam Walton and denying him a double crown at the PMRDA MahaOpen ATP Challenger 100 Men’s International Tennis Championships, organised by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), at Mahalunge BalewadiStadium on Sunday evening.


In a two-hour 39-minute marathon, it was Walton who won the first set 6-3 and looked comfortable before Vacherot bounced back to claim the second set in a tiebreak.


 In the final set, Vacherot took an early break and led 5-3 before Walton levelled the set and took the match into a deciding set tiebreak.


It was Walton who led 5-3 in the tiebreaker before Vacherot won four points in a row to clinch the match 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).


 After winning back-to-back Challenger titles in Thailand, this was Vacherot’s third title on the ATP Challenger tour in 2024. He has now won 19 of his last 20 matches on the tour.


He will also break into the world’s top 150 for the first time in the world rankings on Monday with this victory.


The prizes were given away at the hand of Rahul Mahiwal  IAS Commisioner PMRDA

Maheshwar Rao IAS Hon Secretary KSLTA and  Managing Director Namma Metro Bengaluru 


Mr Sanjay Khandare IAS Principal Secretary  Dept of Water and Sanitation Government of  Maharashtra ,  Mr Shravan Hardikar  IAS MD Maha Metro , Mr Prashant Sutar  Chairman of MSLTA , Tournament Director Sunder Iyer and ATP Supervisor Rogerio Santos.


Singles Main Draw Final

[4] Valentin Vacherot (MON) def. [3] Adam Walton (AUS) 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)