Kazakhstan’s Beibut Zhukayev upset in first-ever ATP Challenger final
This was the first ATP Challenger final in Zhukayev’s career.
Mark Lajal of Estonia stunned Zhukayev in the final of the tournament in straight sets 6-4, 7-5. In the semifinal-match the Kazakhstani defeated Aussie qualifier Adam Walton.
Zhukayev snatched the victory from another Kazakhstani Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the quarterfinal encounter.
Thanks to his excellent performance in Little Rock, Beibut Zhukayev will climb to №254 of the ATP Singles Rankings.