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Tennis Napoli Cup


Tennis Napoli Cup

Tennis Napoli Cup
2015 Tennis Napoli Cup
ATP Challenger Tour
Event name Tennis Napoli Cup
Location Naples, Italy
Venue Tennis Club Napoli
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Clay
Draw 32S/27Q/16D
Prize money 30,000+H
Website Website
Italy's Potito Starace finished runner-up in 2005, before collecting three straight singles titles from 2006 to 2008.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet won the singles twice in 2003 and 2005.
Eventual World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain won in singles in 1999.

The Tennis Napoli Cup is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor red clay courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It is held annually at the Tennis Club Napoli in Naples, Italy, since 1995.


  • History 1
  • Venue 2
  • Past finals 3
    • Singles 3.1
    • Doubles 3.2
  • External links 4


The tournament is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in Italy, the Campionato Partenopeo (Parthenopean Championship), which for men's singles was first contested in 1905. Over the years the men's tournament has been combined with other trophies, such as Coppa Gordon Bennet (1907–1910 and 1937), Coppa Reale (1912–1915), Coppa del Municipio di Napoli (1926–1938), Campionato dell’Europa Centrale (1937–1938), Coppa Città di Napoli (1953–1970), Coppa Carlo D'Avalos (1970).

At the time of the amateur tennis the Naples tournament gained increasing importance over the years, becoming one of the pivotal events of the spring season of the courts of Europe and a decisive step in preparation for the Internationals of Italy and those of France. Following the affirmation of professionalism, the tournament lost its relevance and disappeared, rising from the mid-1990s and finding a place within the category of ATP Challenger.

The women's tournament (singles and doubles), played simultaneously with the men's tournament until 1970, now no longer takes place.


From the beginning, the tournament is played on the courts of the Circolo del Tennis di Napoli, which occupies an area near the ancient Villa Reale di Chiaia, a few meters from the Gulf of Naples and minutes from downtown and historic centre.

Past finals


Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Potito Starace Alessandro Giannessi 6–2, 2–0 ret.
2012 Andrey Kuznetsov Jonathan Dasnières de Veigy 7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6)
2011 Thomas Schoorel Filippo Volandri 6–2, 7–6(4)
2010 Rui Machado Federico del Bonis 6–4, 6–4
2009 Pablo Cuevas Victor Crivoi 6–1, 6–3
2008 Potito Starace Marcos Daniel 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(3)
2007 Potito Starace Younes El Aynaoui 7–5, 6–2
2006 Potito Starace Alessio di Mauro 6–0, 5–1 retired
2005 Richard Gasquet Potito Starace 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2004 Gilles Müller Arnaud di Pasquale 7–6(7), 6–7(1), 6–1
2003 Richard Gasquet Gilles Müller 6–4, 6–4
2002 David Ferrer Jean-René Lisnard 6–1, 6–1
2001 Not held
2000 Not held
1999 Juan Carlos Ferrero Juan Albert Viloca 3–6, 7–6, 6–1
1998 Davide Sanguinetti Marat Safin 6–4, 6–4
1997 Dinu Pescariu Oliver Gross 6–4, 6–2
1996 Félix Mantilla Karim Alami 6–3, 7–5
1995 Thomas Johansson Frédéric Vitoux 6–0, 6–0
1982-1994 Not held
1981 Damir Keretić
1980 Christophe Roger-Vasselin
1979 Josè Damiani
1978 Peter McNamara
1976-1977 Not held
1975 Ezio Di Matteo
1971-1974 Not held
1970 Ilie Năstase
1969 Patricio Rodríguez
1968 Martin Mulligan
1967 Martin Mulligan
1966 Nicola Pietrangeli
1965 Martin Mulligan
1964 Nicola Pietrangeli
1963 Jan-Erik Lundquist Fred Stolle 6–3, 0–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
1962 Fausto Gardini
1961 Nicola Pietrangeli Jan-Erik Lundquist 6–1, 6–1, 6–2
1960 Not held
1959 Nicola Pietrangeli
1958 Mervyn Rose
1957 Orlando Sirola
1956 Lewis Hoad
1955 Giuseppe Merlo
1954 Not held
1953 Budge Patty
1939-1952 Not held
1938 Boris Maneff
1937 Giovanni Palmieri
1936 Giovanni Palmieri
1935 Giovanni Palmieri
1934 Roderich Menzel
1933 Giorgio De Stefani
1932 Giorgio De Stefani
1931 George Lyttleton-Rogers
1930 Clemente Serventi
1929 Carlo d’Avalos
1928 Antoine Gentien
1927 Carlo d’Avalos
1926 Carlo d’Avalos
1925 Carlo d’Avalos
1924 Carlo d’Avalos
1923 Riccardo Sabbadini
1922 George Grounsell
1921 Riccardo Sabbadini
1920 Riccardo Sabbadini
1919 George Grounsell Autumn edition
1919 Eugenio Schioppa Spring edition
1916-1918 Not held due to WWI
1915 Eugenio Schioppa
1914 Mino Balbi di Robecco
1913 Eugenio Schioppa Autumn edition
1913 Eugenio Schioppa Spring edition
1912 Tullio Jappelli Autumn edition
1912 Tullio Jappelli Spring edition
1911 Title not awarded
1910 Eugenio Schioppa Autumn edition
1910 Alfredo Pflucker Spring edition
1909 Alfredo Pflucker Autumn edition
1909 Alfredo Pflucker Spring edition
1908 Alfredo Pflucker Autumn edition
1908 Robert Hotham Spring edition
1907 Alfredo Pflucker Autumn edition
1907 Alfredo Pflucker Spring edition
1906 Alfredo Pflucker
1905 Geoffrey Smith


Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013 Stefano Ianni
Potito Starace
Alessandro Giannessi
Andrey Golubev
6–1, 6–3
2012 Laurynas Grigelis
Alessandro Motti
Rameez Junaid
Igor Zelenay
6–4, 6–4
2011 Travis Rettenmaier
Simon Stadler
Travis Parrott
Andreas Siljeström
6–4, 6–4
2010 Dustin Brown
Jesse Witten
Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(4), 7–5
2009 Pablo Cuevas
David Marrero
Lukáš Rosol
Frank Moser
6–4, 6–3
2008 Tomáš Cibulec
Jaroslav Levinský
Frederico Gil
Luis Horna
6–1, 6–3
2007 Flavio Cipolla
Marcel Granollers
Marco Crugnola
Alessio di Mauro
6–4, 6–2
2006 Tomáš Cibulec
Łukasz Kubot
Simone Bolelli
Fabio Fognini
7–5, 4–6, 10–7
2005 Janko Tipsarević
Jiří Vaněk
Massimo Bertolini
Uros Vico
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
2004 Tomas Behrend
Giorgio Galimberti
Michal Tabara
Jiří Vaněk
6–1, 6–3
2003 Massimo Bertolini
Giorgio Galimberti
Amir Hadad
Christophe Rochus
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
2002 Gabriel Trifu
Vladimir Voltchkov
Leonardo Olguin
Martín Vassallo Argüello
7–5, 7–6(5)
2001 Not held
2000 Not held
1999 Marcos Ondruska
Jack Waite
Massimo Bertolini
Cristian Brandi
6–4, 7–6
1998 Massimo Bertolini
Devin Bowen
Tamer El Sawy
Gábor Köves
7–6, 6–2
1997 Aleksandar Kitinov
Tom Vanhoudt
Tomás Carbonell
Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–4
1996 Omar Camporese
Diego Nargiso
Ģirts Dzelde
Tomas Nydahl
3–6, 6–4, 7–6
1995 Stefano Pescosolido
Vincenzo Santopadre
Kent Kinnear
Jack Waite
6–1, 3–6, 6–3

External links

  • Official website
  • History of the club by Tennis Club Napoli (part 1)
  • History of the club by Tennis Club Napoli (part 2)
  • History of the club by Tennis Club Napoli (part 3)
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