The Kunal Patel San Francisco Open

Annual Challenger Tour Tournament in memory of Kunal Patel

The 2018 KPSF Open

A fter a successful inaugural year on the ATP Challenger Tour, the KPSF Open had an even better 2018! Scroll down for photos and results from the entire week. You can also visit the News and Updates section for in-depth recaps of each day of the event. See you in 2019!

2018 Results

Men's Open Singles

Best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets, regular scoring

Jason Jung

Singles Champion

Dominik Koepfer

Singles Finalist

Dennis Novikov, Miomir Kecmanovic

Singles Semifinalists

Bradley Klahn, Filip Peliwo, Michael Mmoh, Noah Rubin

Singles Quarterfinalists

Men's Open Doubles

Best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a third set, no-ad scoring

Marcelo Arevalo & Roberto Maytin

Doubles Champions

Luke Bambridge & Joe Salisbury

Doubles Finalists

Ariel Behar & Maximo Gonzalez, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Christopher Rungkat

Doubles Semifinalists

About the KPSF Open

Tournament History

The Kunal Patel SF (KPSF) Open was conceived by Mukesh, Harsha, and Monique Patel, parents, and sister of Kunal Patel, in honor of his love for life and passion for tennis. Kunal’s exuberant life was tragically cut short on October 23, 2014 at the age of 27. Only a week later, Kunal was to depart for London with his friends to watch the ATP World Tour Finals.
It is in memory of Kunal’s love for the game, and his passion for the sport as a fan, that his family has established the Kunal Patel SF Open, the first ever tournament of its kind in San Francisco.

About Kunal

Kunal Patel was an extraordinary human being, whose energy, enthusiasm, and zest for life knew no bounds. He was a traveller, adventurer, sports enthusiast, and a gifted athlete. He loved to hike, bike (he had completed the Escape from Alcatraz and the New York Triathlon), and above all, play tennis.
Kunal first lifted a tennis racket when he was nine years old and immediately fell in love with the sound of the ball whacking against the tennis racket, and the thrill of facing down an opponent (his Dad). Kunal loved to play tennis on weekends with his family and competed at the club level in San Francisco, where he lived and worked on establishing a career. Kunal an avid tennis player and a dedicated sports fan who was fascinated by the way in which sports tested a player’s athleticism, competitive drive, and spirit. Kunal’s passion for tennis took him around the world to attend live tournaments.

Tournament Founders

Mukesh Patel

Mukesh is a serial entrepreneur and an investor in the IT industry, based in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. He is active in helping startups and has funded numerous charity organizations. He enjoys photography, golf, tennis, and family travels.

Derrik Hirschfeld

Derrik works financing construction projects throughout the west coast. He picked up tennis about 10 yrs ago and has been on the tennis courts a few days a week ever since. When he's not working or playing tennis, he can usually be found hanging out with his wife and daughter in the city.

Vikram Viswanathan

Vikram thinks he should have played tennis for a living (his wife is thankful he still has a day job). Some of his fondest tennis memories are of playing “epic” 5 setters with Kunal on Sunday afternoons. Vikram works in tech and can be spotted biking around the city between work, tennis and home.