A common question that may have to be pondered - What is the best PAW rivalry since the open era – Spikey/Sandg? Nah…, Wojtek/Ajayares… sure but…., what about if you think more deeply of what makes a rivalry – think Marcobarella/Paellapan….
. These two are your typical jungle warriors who will leave all their emotions out on court. The Budapest Final was the grudge match of the year, with personal reasons separating the two, it was a conflict not to miss, the greatest match up ever? No, but surely one of the most fierce and competitively fought. The Albanian who defeated the Portuguese father of two in Sopot, did the same in Budapest, although there appeared to be some sarcasm at the end of the match and during the trophy presentation, with both players exchanging
Paellapan claims his 3rd title, joining an elusive group, marcobarella meanwhile made his 6th PAW final, impressive for a player who only debuted just 12 odd months ago. The German renaissance continued, Fed Cup hangovers played dividends, crazillo (3rd) and Matthias (6th) both will go into the Berlin Open next week with high spirits. Playing in his 2nd tournament, alwayshingis is another name to watch out for, Great Britain’s best performer in the Fed Cup finished tied for equal 3rd. Another notable performer was MagicMilan (5th).