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Tampere Celebrates Historic 40th Anniversary On Challenger Tour

Come to Tampere, Finland, in summer and three things immediately stand out. First, the line between day and night is a blur across the entire country. With the Tampere Open held in the 60th parallel north, players are competing twice as far away from the equator as from the North Pole.

Challenger #NextGenATP First-Time Winner: Jiri Lehecka

There was no stopping Jiri Lehecka this week in Tampere, Finland. The teen blitzed a strong field at the ATP Challenger 80 event, refusing to drop a set en route to the final, where he overcame Nicolas Kicker 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday. As the sun set on the 39th edition