Marcel Granollers of Barcelona, Spain will headline the competitors for the 2019 tournament. Currently No. 105, Granollers is the highest-ranked of the 40 men who received direct acceptance into the 48-player main draw. The 33-year-old has claimed four ATP Tour titles in his career, with his most recent coming in August 2013 in Austria. The Spaniard reached a career-high ranking of No. 19 in the world in 2012 and has recorded wins over six top ten players including Andy Murray, James Blake, and David Ferrer.
Noah Rubin of Long Island, New York has been awarded a wild card into the 2019 main draw. Rubin is currently ranked No. 170 in the world and is fresh-off a strong run through qualifying at Wimbledon. The 23-year-old won three matches to make the main draw of Wimbledon for the first time in his career. He was then defeated by 2018 LG&T Tennis Challenger champion Jay Clarke in a tight four set match.
Original Cut Off:411 (ATP) / 117 (ITF)
Rankings Date: 7/1/2019
MAIN DRAW (ATP DIRECT ACCEPTANCE)
|Barrios Vera, Marcelo Tomas||CHI||281|
|Descotte, Matias Franco||ARG||323|
MAIN DRAW (ITF DIRECT ACCEPTANCE)
Direct Acceptances 35 (ATP) / 5 (ITF)
Wild Cards Strong Kirchheimer, Mitchell Krueger (2016 LG&T Challenger finalist), John McNally, Alexander Ritschard, Noah Rubin, Sergiy Stakhovsky (2014 LG&T Challenger champ)
Special Exempts 1
Enjoy 7 days of international professional tennis at the 26th Annual Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger! See the Binghamton stop of the ATP Challenger tour at Recreation Park, professional tennis’ most intimate competitive courts. Matches start 10am Monday-Thursday. And 11AM Friday through Championship Sunday. Continue reading
A large crowd watched Singles & Doubles final matches that were filled with exciting, tight play. The singles match between Jay Clarke (GBR) and Jordan Tompson (AUS) was the longest match of the 2018 tournament, clocking in at an official match time of 176 minutes, a full half hour longer than the second longest match, the 2nd Round match between Dominik Koepfer (GER) and Edan Leshem (ISR), 144 minutes.
Clarke (No. 225) faced off against last year’s LG&T Challenger runner-up Jordan Thompson (No. 98). Both men had to work and grind for every point throughout the match. After a very back and forth contest, Clarke finally pulled ahead and defeated Thompson, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-4. This was twenty year old Clarke’s first ATP Challenger victory.
On the doubles side the family duo of Gerarld Granollers (No. 157) and his brother Marcel Granollers (No. 26) matched up against Alejandro Gomez (No. 382) and his partner Caio Silva (No. 307). The Granollers brothers ,who have been hot all summer, handled their business today. They won the match 7-6 (2), 6-4 in a match that lasted one hour and twenty four minutes. This was the family duo’s third title this summer.