04 Jul 2011

Arnau Brugues-Davi - June 2011


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By  Nick Fishpool

Arnau Brugues with coach Diego Camacho in Mexico

June 2011

 

26-year-old Arnau Brugues-Davi is our featured player for June.  During this month the Spaniard captured three singles titles on the ITF Pro Circuit.

Brugues-Davi last came under the spotlight back in February 2010 and his performances in Madrid, Martos and Palma del Rio, all in Spain, have warranted his second appearance in this feature.

Madrid is where the month started for Brugues-Davi and as number 1 seed he claimed the singles title, his sixth of 2011 from seven finals, with a hard fought 75 67(3) 76(0) triumph over Ireland’s James McGee in the final.

He also reached the doubles final in Madrid.  Seeded third with Spanish partner Israel Vior-Diaz they were stopped in the final by the Chinese pairing of Xiao Qi & Ying-Zheng Wang in straight sets.

A second tournament of the month in Spain came in Martos.  At this tournament Brugues-Davi found himself named the third seed in both singles and doubles, where he was partnering Miguel-Angel Lopez Jaen. The pair only reached the second round, eliminated by another all-Spanish partnership in two close tie breaks.  Better luck was to come though for Brugues-Davi in the singles event.

After relatively little trouble in the opening three rounds, which included a 60 60 quarterfinal win, Brugues-Davi made it into a second singles final of the month with a three set win over Australia’s Michael Look. The title was then secured with a 62 63 defeat of his Spanish compatriot Andres Artunedo Martinavarr.

A third and final tournament this month saw Brugues-Davi competing in Palma del Rio.  As in the Martos he found himself seeded third in both events.

His doubles title quest was ended before he had even stepped on to court when, following a first round Bye, he and partner Lopez Jaen withdrew from the event handing a walkover victory to their opponents.

The month was though to end on a positive note as Brugues-Davi claimed his career 14th ITF Pro Circuit singles title when he cruised to victory in the final over Miloslav Mecir, a player who had already seen off the No. 2 seed in straight sets in round two.

Arnau Brugues-Davi is now standing just five ITF Pro Circuit main draw singles wins away from setting a new Circuit record for most consecutive victories but, at the time of writing, he has yet to commit to another ITF Pro Circuit tournament so the record could stand on the threshold of being eclipsed for some time to come!



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