FRENCH OPEN WILD CARD
Ron Cioffi | May 8, 2017
I was able to sneak out breaks at the end of sets.
Sandgren wins in Savannah, gets French Open wildcard
Gallatin, TN's Tennys Sandgren kept up his career-best tennis by winning the $75K St. Joseph's Candler Savannah Challenger, a USTA Pro Circuit event, and earning the USTA's Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge.
Sandgren defeated Joao Pedro Sorgi, of Brazil, 6-4, 6-3 in the final. Sandgren pocketed $10,800 along with 80 ATP World Tour ranking points. He rose to his best world ranking, No. 114.
"I was able to sneak out breaks at the end of sets, so I was blessed,” Sandgren said. “It sounds like it was easy, 4 and 3, but the sets were close."
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He also advanced to the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open singles final last month where he fell to Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4.