07 Aug 2009

Hormazabal successfully defends titles


By  Nick Fishpool

ITA F19 - Hormazabal and Vagnozzi with Ball Kids

24-year old Guillermo Hormazabal, a member of Chile's 2009 Davis Cup squad, successfully defended his 2008 singles and doubles titles in Palazzolo, Italy last week.

The singles title was won with a 75 60 victory over Simone Vagnozzi. The same opponent was also defeated in the doubles final with partner Mattia Livraghi, which saw Hormazabal & Claudio Grassi, playing together for the first time, triumph 75 63.

A well attended tournament throughout the week also saw Federico Gaio and Marco Simoni reach the semi finals of an ITF Pro Circuit tournament for the first time in their careers.

Away from the courts, a fashion show was organised by one of the sponsors at the players' party with some of the players taking on the role of models for Dolce & Gabbana on the red carpet.


  • ITA F19 - Hormazabal and Vagnozzi with Ball KidsITA F19 - view from the tower
  • ITA F19 - Torre del PopoloITA F19 - spectators
  • ITA F19 - spectatorsITA F19 - Simoni and Vagnozzi - semi final
  • ITA F19 - Gaio and Hormazabal - semi finalITA F19 - doubles Champions - Grassi & Hormazabal