Rosol wins first ATP title of career, beats Garcia-Lopez in Bucharest final

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Lukas Rosol put in a great performance in BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy 2013 final in Bucharest to defeat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez after one hour and eight minutes of play.

Unseeded Rosol, ranked 48th, won his first clash against Spaniard Garcia-Lopez as well as his first ATP final in Romanian capital today. The 27-year-old Czech, who turned professional in 2004, dropped a serve in the opening game of the match, but he was a dominant figure throughout the rest of the encounter. After Rosol clawing back immediately to make it 1-1, the clash settled down for a while. No further break points were generated until 4-3 when the Spaniard was broken for the second time, enabling his adversary to wrap up the set next.

Rosol then got off to a flying start in the following set to build an unassailable double break lead by 4-0. He gave away only one point in his remaining two service games and could start celebrating his milestone ATP success after notching a superb 6-3, 6-2 triumph. 87th-ranked Garcia-Lopez was playing his fifth career final, the last of his two trophies dates back to 2010 when he conquered Bangkok.

“I wanted to dedicate this trophy to someone, so I found the energy,” Rosol explained in the post-match interview. “I felt somebody was helping me from up top. It’s not just about me. My family has always supported me and my tennis. I felt match after match, my dream was coming true.”

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