Top-Seeded Ruud Beats Schwartzman to Win Argentina Open


BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Casper Ruud of Norway beat home-crowd favourite Diego Schwartzman 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win his second Argentina Open.

“It feels excellent to have the trophy again in my arms,” mentioned Ruud, who was the match’s prime seed and received the primary of his six skilled titles on the 2020 Argentina Open. Ruud is No. 8 on the earth.

About 5,000 followers got here to the courtroom to assist Schwartzman, an Argentinian who’s ranked No. 15 on the earth and received final 12 months’s Argentina Open.

Schwartzman pushed Ruud to win the primary set. However Ruud’s energy and precision prevailed from the second set on. The match was 2 hours and 34 minutes lengthy beneath blazing solar.

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The 23-year-old Norwegian has by no means misplaced on the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership, holding a file of 9 wins and 0 losses.

Ruud overcame Spain’s Roberto Carballés Baena and Argentinians Federico Coria and Federico Delbonis to succeed in the ultimate. Schwartzman bested Spain’s Jaume Munar, Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo and Italy’s Sonego to play the decider in Buenos Aires.

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