Lying in a valley between low vine-covered hills of sandstone in the west of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg, is the city of Trier. This city on the banks of the Moselle River, hosted the Germany F7 Futures tournament and it was here that Eric Prodon from France won his 11th career singles title on the ITF Pro Circuit on Saturday.
The Frenchman, seeded No. 1, took the title with a 62 64 victory over Germany’s Marius Zay in a match lasting 1 hr 21 mins. There was further cause for celebration as this victory came on the day of his 28th birthday. Victory in the final earned Prodon 17 ATP Points and the winner’s share of the prize money, which he collected from Markus Grundhöfer, the Tournament Director.
This was also the second singles title Prodon had won at this 24-court venue following his success here in 2004.
The doubles final featured a spectacular and very closely contested match. In the end it was the 2nd seeded Jamaican-German team of Dustin Brown and Kevin Deden who triumphed, winning 4-6 6-3 [10-6] against Canadian Eric Chvojka and Patrick Taubert from Germany, the No. 3 seeds. This win presented Brown & Deden with their first title together.