Piros wins men’s event
Piros swept to victory in a one-sided boys’ final, conceding just two games to Poland’s Daniel Michalski. Michalski had looked impressive in semi-final against junior world No. 2, wild card Holger Rune of Denmark, but couldn’t reproduce that form as he went down to the Hungarian for the second time in four days. Having met in the round-robin phase, Piros was well-prepared and dominated for a 4-2 4-0 4-0 victory.
“It’s a great feeling,” said the Hungarian Davis Cup player after the match, “It was very special to play and practice alongside the top players here in Hamburg. I also like the Fast 4 format, which is great for the young players. I think it’s the future of tennis. “
Both men and women played best-of-five set matches with a shorter format; sets were played as First to Four games with a tie-break at 3-All, and ‘No-Ad’ scoring (receiver decides). Additionally, the ‘No Let’ rule was in place, and players were able to communicate with their coaches during the match. A total pool of €50,000 was distributed between the sixteen players that took part in the round robin competition.