Future champions and past masters

Hungarian Denes Lukacs produced a string of impressive performances to take the Algarve’s third and last http://www.0,000 ATP Futures tournament in Loulé on Sunday.

The No3 seed defeated Belgium’s Niels Desein 6-4, 6-1 in the final while all three British challengers failed to make it past the second round.

Abroad, Faro’s Portuguese No1 Rui Machado’s persistent wrist injury has forced his withdrawal from the Sony Ericsson Miami Open this week where Roger Federer is amongst the favourites to repeat his victory at last week’s Indian Wells Masters 1000 tournament.