K. Nishikori (JPN) d. M. Raonic (CAN) 76 76
E. Mertens (BEL) d. G. Bouchard (CAN) 26 75 12-10
Championship Sunday of the Hawaii Open began with the Mertens / Bouchard match. The intense game was a crowd pleaser as the players went into a dramatic third set tiebreak. Mertens emerged as the Champion and was presented with a trophy from Honolulu Director of Parks and Recreation Michele Nekota and a bicycle from Urbanized Bikes.
The Men’s Championship Match followed, pitting Nishikori vs Raonic. The stadium was packed with cheering fans as the players engaged in a highly competitive match. Nishikori won straight sets to Raonic and it truly was a great game of tennis. Rick Fried of the Hawai’i Tourism Authority presented the Championship trophy and Nishikori also received a bike from Urbanized Bikes as a prize.
It was an epic conclusion to a wonderful three-day event and we already are looking forward to 2019! Thank you to all those who have tuned in, aloha!