Pablo Andujar Defeats Juan Monaco to Lift Third ATP Title in Gstaad

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Spain’s Pablo Andujar culminated a fantastic week on the ATP World Tour on Sunday with his first title at the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad and his third overall.

The world No. 71 defeated his lower ranked Argentinian adversary Juan Monaco in straight sets to secure the victory. His 6-3, 7-5 win in the Gstaad final marked his first title win since the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, which took place back in 2-12.

“I am very happy,” said Andujar. “It was a very tough match. I knew it was going to be a fight, physically. The first set was decided on two points. He got the advantage in the second set, but I played aggressively in the important and final points. I have worked a lot and it is amazing to win a trophy. I finished with an ace, the only ace I hit the whole match.”

It was not the easiest match at times, as at one point Monaco held a 4-1 lead in the second frame but immediately dropped four consecutive games and was ultimately unable to force a deciding set.

“I would like to congratulate Pablo,” said Monaco. “I think he had an amazing run this week. He won a couple of good matches and played well to win today. You deserve to win this trophy in this nice city. This is the most beautiful place to play tennis.”

Andujar won €77,315 in prize money and earned 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points for his efforts this week in Gstaad.

Following their final, Andujar and Monaco attempted to reach the doubles final as a duo but failed in their bid to do so, as they succumbed to Rammez Junaid and Michal Metinak in 51 minutes.

 

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