Olivetti Beats Jacq to Capture France F21 Futures Title.

by John on October 9, 2016

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Albano Olivetti beat No. 8 seed and fellow Frenchman Gregoire Jacq 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the final of the France F21 Futures in Nevers Sunday afternoon. The title was the third of Olivetti’s career, all on the Futures circuit, and first since July of 2012. Olivetti improved to 3-6 in Futures finals. He has an 0-2 record in Challenger finals. The big serving Olivetti hit 15 aces against Jacq and totaled 86 for the week. He never faced a break point on Sunday and dropped serve just once in 53 service games over the five tournament matches. With the 35 ranking points earned for the victory, Olivetti will climb into the world Top 400 in Monday’s updated rankings. The 6-foot-8 Frenchman started the week ranked No. 427. The first set was extremely close and really could have gone either way. Service prevailed through the first 12 games to force a tiebreaker, with Jacq erasing the only break point of the set in the 12th game. Jacq, 23-years old and No. 422 in the world, captured a mini-break to start the tie-break and jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Olivetti held twice and then won mini-breaks on the sixth, seventh and 11th points while yielding one of his own on the eighth. Serving at 6-5, with the set on his racket, Olivetti yielded another mini-break, held for 7-6 and then won the tie-break with a mini-break on the 14th point. A sigh of relief, for sure, for the towering Frenchman. Olivetti parlayed service breaks in the third and ninth games of the decider to wrap up the victory in one hour and 21 minutes. The big Frenchman won 89 percent of his first service points and 52 percent of his second. Jacq saved two of four break points, while dropping to 0-2 against Olivetti.

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