Mar 30, 2018; Key Biscayne, FL, USA; Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain left-handed against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) during the men’s singles semifinal of the Miami Open at the Tennis Center in Crandon Park. Zverev won 6-4, 6-2. Required credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta clinched his first career ATP 500 title and sixth overall title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Filip Krajinovic in the Hamburg European Open final on Sunday.
The victory ended a week in which Carreno Busta, the second seed, did not lose a set. It was his second win of the year following victory at the Andalusia Open in Marbella, Spain, in April.
On Sunday, he took 81 percent (21 of 26) of his first serve and dominated defense, converting all three of his break chances against the seed. sixth Serb in the 83-minute match.
“I feel very comfortable all week since the first match,” said Carreno Busta, the first Spaniard to win Hamburg since Rafael Nadal in 2015. “I think I played very well. well and I keep making progress during the week. That’s very important and today in the final I probably played the best game of the tournament.”
Norway’s top seed Casper Ruud beat Argentina’s Federico Coria 6-3, 6-3 in Bastad, Sweden, to win a third ATP Tour title.
Ruud needed just an hour and 28 minutes to beat Coria and claim his second title of the year, behind the Geneva Open in May. He is winning 3-2 in the ATP Tour final, which was also last year’s victory in Buenos Aires.
Coria played in his first tour-level final.
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