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Frances Tiafoe is one of three teenagers to win multiple ATP Challenger Tour titles in 2017.

The Numbers Game: 2017 ATP Challenger Tour

ATPWorldTour.com examines the ATP Challenger Tour storylines behind the numbers in 2017

Match Win-Loss Leaders
Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic was the lone player to claim 50 match wins this year, but it was Yen-Hsun Lu earning the highest win percentage (min. 25 matches played). Kavcic is one of just five players to achieve the feat in ATP Challenger Tour history.

Player

W-L

Pct.

Yen-Hsun Lu

26-6

.813

Yuichi Sugita

21-5

.808

Rogerio Dutra Silva

24-7

.774

Egor Gerasimov

20-6

.769

Federico Delbonis

20-6

.769

Dudi Sela

19-6

.760

Filip Krajinovic

47-15

.758

Thomas Fabbiano

31-10

.756

Cameron Norrie

32-11

.744

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe  29-10  .744 

Singles Title Leaders
Serbians Filip Krajinovic (5) and Janko Tipsarevic (4) lifted the most trophies this year. Krajinovic's five victories made him the biggest mover to the Top 50 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, soaring 203 spots to a year-end No. 34. Tipsarevic completed a perfect 20-0 campaign, claiming a pair of titles on the hard courts of Bankgok and two more on the Chinese clay of Qingdao and Anning.

Player

Total

Clay

Grass

Hard

Filip Krajinovic

5

5

 

  

Janko Tipsarevic

4

2

   

2

10 Tied

3

 

 

 

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Teen Titlists (15)
Twelve different teenagers accounted for a total of 15 Challenger titles this year, with Denis Shapovalov, Frances Tiafoe and Felix Auger-Aliassime winning multiple crowns. At 16 years, 10 months, Auger-Aliassime became the eighth-youngest winner in history with his triumph in Lyon, France. 

At 17, Nicola Kuhn became the youngest from Spain to win a title since Rafael Nadal in 2003, while 18-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic became the youngest from Serbia to do so since Novak Djokovic in 2005. China's Wu Yibing is the first teen titlist from his country, prevailing on home soil in Shanghai.

Player

Title

Age

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Lyon, FRA

16 yrs, 10 mos.

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Sevilla, ESP

17 yrs, 1 mo.

Nicola Kuhn

Braunschweig, GER

17 yrs, 3 mos.

Wu Yibing

Shanghai, CHN

17 yrs, 11 mos.

Denis Shapovalov

Drummondville, CAN

17 yrs, 11 mos.

Miomir Kecmanovic

Suzhou, CHN

18 yrs, 1 mo.

Denis Shapovalov

Gatineau, CAN

18 yrs, 3 mos.

Corentin Moutet

Brest, FRA

18 yrs, 6 mos.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Genova, ITA

19 yrs, 1 mo.

Frances Tiafoe Sarasota, USA
19 yrs, 3 mos.
Frances Tiafoe
Aix-en-Provence, FRA
19 yrs, 3 mos.
Michael Mmoh Lexington, USA
19 yrs, 6 mos.
Stefan Kozlov
Las Vegas, USA
19 yrs, 8 mos.
Alexander Bublik Morelos, MEX 19 yrs, 8 mos.
Omar Jasika Burnie, AUS
19 yrs, 8 mos.

Title Leaders By Country
Players from 41 countries won titles this year, with Marcelo Arevalo becoming the first from El Salvador to lift a trophy. Serbia and the United States boasted a tour-leading 12 winners apiece, with nine different players from the U.S. emerging victorious. Meanwhile, Belarus completed a perfect 6-0 campaign in Challenger finals, with Egor Gerasimov winning three titles, Uladzimir Ignatik two and Ilya Ivashka one.

Country

Finals W-L

Winners

Serbia

12-8

Krajinovic-5, Tipsarevic-4, Djere-1, Lajovic-1, Kecmanovic-1

United States

12-9

Tiafoe-2, Sandgren-2, Smyczek-2, Harrison-1, Rubin-1, Mmoh-1, K King-1, McDonald-1, Kozlov-1

Germany

10-11

Stebe-3, Marterer-3, Otte-1, Gojowczyk-1, Bachinger-1, Hanfmann-1

Spain

9-11

Menendez Maceiras-2, Carballes Baena-2, Garcia Lopez-2, Kuhn-1, Munar-1, Ojeda Lara-1

Italy

8-12

Fabbiano-3, Travaglia-1, Cecchinato-1, Lorenzi-1, Berrettini-1, Sonego-1

France

7-10

Mannarino-2, Bourgue-1, Hemery-1, Gasquet-1, Moutet-1, Robert-1

Outside Top 400 Winners (7)
The slipper fit for seven Cinderella stories, with a bevy of players ranked outside the Top 400 tasting success. At No. 615, Jason Kubler was the highest-ranked of the group, winning on home soil in Traralgon in his first Challenger event in more than two years due to injury.

Player

Tournament

Emirates ATP Ranking

Jason Kubler

Traralgon, AUS

No. 615

Nicola Kuhn

Braunschweig, GER

No. 501

Wu Yibing

Shanghai, CHN

No. 496

Viktor Galovic Recanati, ITA No. 491 
Kevin King Cary, USA  No. 434 
Ante Pavic Columbus, USA  No. 425 
Egor Gerasimov Saint-Brieuc, FRA  No. 404 

ATP World Tour & ATP Challenger Tour Winners (6)
Six players lifted trophies on both the ATP World Tour and ATP Challenger Tour this year. Ryan Harrison became the first to win a Challenger title and then a tour-level crown in consecutive tournaments since David Goffin in 2014.

Player

ATP World Tour event

ATP Challenger Tour event

Ryan Harrison

Memphis

Dallas, USA

Yuichi Sugita

Antalya Yokohama, JPN; Shenzhen, CHN, Surbiton, GBR
Victor Estrella Burgos Quito Santo Domingo, DOM
Damir Dzumhur St. Petersburg; Moscow Blois, FRA
Peter Gojowczyk Metz Happy Valley, AUS
Pablo Cuevas Sao Paulo Montevideo, URU

Match Points Saved In Finals (5)
Alexey Vatutin saved the most match points in an ATP Challenger Tour final this year, turning aside six in beating Guido Andreozzi 2-6, 7-6(10), 6-3 for the crown in Poznan, Poland.

Player

M.P. Saved

Tournament

Alexey Vatutin (d. Andreozzi)

6

Poznan, POL

Nicolas Kicker (d. Zeballos)

2

Buenos Aires, ARG

Marton Fucsovics (d. Djere)

2

Vicenza, ITA

Yuichi Sugita (d. Kwon)

2

Yokohama, JPN

Jason Kubler (d. Bolt)
1
Traralgon, AUS

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