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The Franken Challenge (former Schickedanz Open) 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 in Fürth, Germany, since 1979 (as a club event from 1979 to 1985, as a Futures in 1986, as a Challenger since 1987). After having been on the calendar for 38 years, the 2017 edition had to be cancelled for lack of funding. [1]

Franken Challenge
2016 Franken Challenge
ATP Challenger Tour
Event nameFranken Challenge
LocationFürth, Germany
VenueTV Fürth 1860
CategoryATP Challenger Tour
SurfaceClay
Draw32S/31Q/16D
Prize money42,500+H
WebsiteWebsite
Australian Peter Luczak took the singles title in Fürth in 2007 and 2009
Florian Mayer from Germany won the event in singles in 2006
Morocco's Hicham Arazi defeated Andrei Chesnokov for the 1996 singles
Eventual German World No. 2 Michael Stich won the doubles in 1988 with Martin Sinner

Contents

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2016   Radu Albot   Jan-Lennard Struff 6–3, 6–4
2015   Taro Daniel   Albert Montañés 6–3, 6–0
2014   Tobias Kamke   Iñigo Cervantes Huegun 6–3, 6–2
2013   João Sousa   Wayne Odesnik 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2012   Blaž Kavčič   Sergiy Stakhovsky 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
2011   João Sousa   Jan-Lennard Struff 6–2, 0–6, 6–2
2010   Robin Haase   Tobias Kamke 6–4, 6–2
2009   Peter Luczak   Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6–2, 6–0
2008   Daniel Köllerer   Santiago Giraldo 6–1, 6–3
2007   Peter Luczak   Fabio Fognini 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
2006   Florian Mayer   Torsten Popp 6–3, 6–1
2005   Albert Portas   Philipp Kohlschreiber 7–6(5), 6–2
2004   Jiří Vaněk   Gilles Simon 7–5, 6–2
2003   Jan Frode Andersen   Óscar Hernández 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
2002   Luis Horna   Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 6–2
2001   Germán Puentes-Alcañiz   Kristian Pless 6–4, 6–3
2000   Irakli Labadze   Daniel Elsner 6–4, 6–4
1999   Ronald Agénor   Tomáš Zíb 6–2, 7–6
1998   Christian Ruud   Jan Frode Andersen 6–4, 7–5
1997   Davide Sanguinetti   Tomas Nydahl 6–4, 6–2
1996   Hicham Arazi   Andrei Chesnokov 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1995   Christian Ruud   Magnus Gustafsson 7–6, 6–4
1994   Kris Goossens   Dirk Dier 6–7, 6–3, 6–2
1993   Mikael Pernfors   Bart Wuyts 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1992   Martin Střelba   Raúl Viver 6–1, 6–2
1991   Marcos Aurelio Gorriz   Dimitri Poliakov 6–2, 3–0 retired
1990   Jeff Tarango   Felipe Rivera 6–0, 6–0
1989   Dimitri Poliakov   Federico Mordegan 6–2, 6–1
1988   Hans-Dieter Beutel   Richard Vogel 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
1987   Patrick Baur   Edoardo Mazza 6–3, 7–5

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2016   Facundo Argüello
  Roberto Maytín
  Andrej Martin
  Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
6–3, 6–4
2015   Guillermo Durán
  Horacio Zeballos
  Íñigo Cervantes
  Renzo Olivo
6–1, 6–3
2014   Gerard Granollers
  Jordi Samper Montaña
  Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
7–6(7–1), 6–2
2013   Colin Ebelthite
  Rameez Junaid
  Christian Harrison
  Michael Venus
6–4, 7–5
2012   Arnau Brugués-Davi
  João Sousa
  Rameez Junaid
  Purav Raja
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
2011   Rameez Junaid
  Frank Moser
  Jorge Aguilar
  Júlio César Campozano
6–2, 6–7(2), [10–6]
2010   Dustin Brown
  Rameez Junaid
  Martin Emmrich
  Joseph Sirianni
6–3, 6–1
2009   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Santiago Ventura
  Simon Greul
  Alessandro Motti
4–6, 6–1, 10–6
2008   Philipp Marx
  Alexander Peya
  Daniel Köllerer
  Frank Moser
6–3, 6–3
2007   Bruno Echagaray
  André Ghem
  Fabio Fognini
  Frederico Gil
7–6(1), 4–6, 13–11
2006   Vasilis Mazarakis
  Felipe Parada
  Philipp Marx
  Torsten Popp
6–3, 6–2
2005   Amir Hadad
  Harel Levy
  Jan Frode Andersen
  Johan Landsberg
6–1, 6–2
2004   Adrián García
  Janko Tipsarević
  Simon Aspelin
  Graydon Oliver
6–4, 6–4
2003   Denis Gremelmayr
  Simon Greul
  Tomas Behrend
  Karsten Braasch
6–3, 1–6, 7–6(5)
2002   Salvador Navarro-Gutierrez
  Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
  Vadim Kutsenko
  Oleg Ogorodov
6–2, 6–4
2001   Hugo Armando
  Andrei Stoliarov
  Vadim Kutsenko
  Oleg Ogorodov
6–0, 6–0
2000   Eduardo Nicolás-Espín
  Germán Puentes-Alcañiz
  Devin Bowen
  Brandon Coupe
6–4, 6–2
1999   Nebojša Đorđević
  Marcos Ondruska
  Diego del Río
  Martín Rodríguez
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1998   Álex López Morón
  Albert Portas
  Juan-Ignacio Carrasco
  Martín Rodríguez
6–4, 6–4
1997   Brandon Coupe
  Paul Rosner
  Martin Sinner
  Joost Winnink
7–5, 6–3
1996   Joshua Eagle
  Tom Kempers
  Aleksandar Kitinov
  Gábor Köves
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1995   Andrew Kratzmann
  Brent Larkham
  Ken Flach
  Kent Kinnear
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
1994   Vojtech Flegl
  Andrew Florent
  Gastón Etlis
  Cristian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
1993   Nils Holm
  Lars-Anders Wahlgren
  Ģirts Dzelde
  Vladimer Gabrichidze
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1992   Rudiger Haas
  Udo Riglewski
  Brian Joelson
  Bertrand Madsen
6–1, 6–3
1991   Marcos Aurelio Gorriz
  Maurice Ruah
  Jamie Morgan
  Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–4
1990   Peter Ballauff
  Ricki Osterthun
  Marcos-Aurelio Gorriz-Bonhora
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
1989   Vladimer Gabrichidze
  Dimitri Poliakov
  Cristiano Caratti
  Federico Mordegan
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1988   Michael Stich
  Martin Sinner
  Wojciech Kowalski
  Adrian Marcu
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1987   Nick Fulwood
  Cyril Suk
  Axel Hornung
  Karsten Saniter
4–6, 6–3, 6–2

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