Delbonis captures first title in Sao Paulo

by: AP March 02, 2014

AP

SAO PAULO (AP)—Federico Delbonis has won his first ATP title, beating Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final on Sunday.

Delbonis broke Lorenzi's serve to start the decisive set and held on to close the match in 2 hours, 6 minutes.

The 23-year-old Argentine was playing only in his second ATP final. He had lost to Fabio Fognini of Italy last July after upsetting Roger Federer in the semifinals in Hamburg.

With the victory at the ATP 250 tournament, Delbonis will move to 45th in the ATP rankings, a career best.

The 32-year-old Lorenzi, ranked 114th, had never advanced past the quarterfinals of an ATP singles tournament.
 

More Stories

Petra Kvitova defeats Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets at Connecticut Open

Also, Kirsten Flipkens beat Caroline Garcia to set up a match with top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.

Players experience U.S. Open roof for first time

The roof is designed to open or close in just seven minutes. Rain or shine, the show will go on. 

Tennis’ greatest generations join forces for Laver Cup, pitting Europe against the world

The star-studded press conference played up admirable camaraderie as much as tantalizing competition.