Internazionali di Tennis di San Marino 2000
The Internazionali di Tennis di San Marino 2000 was the 12th edition of the tennis clay court tournament in San Marino . The tournament was last part of the International Series of the ATP Series as it was downgraded to a Challenger tournament the following year . It took place from July 24th to 30th, 2000 together with the Mercedes-Benz Cup in Los Angeles and the Generali Open in Kitzbühel , which belonged to the higher International Series Gold class. The prize pool for both singles and doubles was $ 350,000. In singles, 32 players competed against each other, in doubles there were 16 pairings.
The defending champion in the singles was the Spaniard Galo Blanco , who was seventh this year and was eliminated in the first round. Instead, his unsettled compatriot Álex Calatrava won , who was able to prevail in the final against Sergi Bruguera , also a Spanish wild card owner . It was Calatrava's only success so far on the ATP Tour.
The two unseeded Czechs Tomáš Cibulec and Leoš Friedl won in doubles , succeeding Lucas Arnold Ker and Mariano Hood from Argentina. Both defending champions did not take part in the tournament this year. For the two Czechs it was also the first title of their two careers.
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