Statham claims Chinese Futures title

By Dave Worsley

New Zealands Rubin Statham has completed a tough week by winning the singles tennis title at the US$15,000 Futures in Anning, China.

Statham defeated Italian third seed Marco Bortolotti 2-6 6-4 7-6(4) in the final to win his 11th career ITF Futures title.

Statham, 29 played for over three and a half hours in his semifinal over his Chinese Davis Cup opponent and just over three hours for his finals win.

He now plays a second futures tournament in the same city.

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from New Zealand Tennis

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