Quito: Carballes Baena wins his first ATP title

Spanish qualifier Roberto Carballes Baena had an amazing run in Quito, winning six matches to become the first ATP winner on clay in 2018 and lift his maiden ATP trophy from the first final he entered. In the title match, Roberto toppled the second seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3 4-6 6-4 in 2 hours and 27 minutes for his biggest achievement in a career so far, previously winning four Challenger crowns on clay. 24-year-old came to Quito with just 13 ATP wins and two of those came 12 months ago here when Ramos-Vinolas beat him in the quarter-final in three sets.More experienced Spaniard won their first meeting in Bastad in 2016 as well but he couldn’t go all the way today, facing 11 break points and losing serve three times. Roberto served well, losing just 21 points in 15 service games and he lost his serve twice from five break opportunities he offered to Ramos-Vinolas.

Source: TennisworldUSA

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