Houkes reached the final without losing a single set. In the semi-finals, for example, he was clearly too strong for the 435-placed Giovani Ordinni (6-2, 7-6). In the final, the Frenchman’s strong serve was the deciding factor. The tall Vacherot broke Houkes’ serve once in both the first and second set. The talented Drent was close to a break a few times, but in the end it just didn’t work out.

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