Fognini tamed the Potro in a historic final at ATP Los Cabos 2018

The Italian Fabio Fognini became the new champion of the Tennis Open Los Cabos Mifel 2018 by defeating Argentine favorite Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets.

Giving a chair of intelligence and a solid game, Fognini canceled the main weapons of the Tandilense, who did not come out on his best day and who won by partial 6-4 and 6-2.

Delpo lost his service four times, two in the first set and twice in the second, with which he let slip the possibility of getting the Mexican double.

In this way, Fabio adds his eighth ATP individual title and third of the season after Sao Paulo and Bastad, but he is the first on hard courts for what turned out to be a historic day for him.

Faced with a crowded Pegaso stadium, Fognini, 31, only had some problems at the start of the game, but then looked great to lift the crown; With the defeat, Del Potro also lost the opportunity to climb to the third place in the world ranking in case of a defeat of the German Alexander Zverev on the ATP 500 in Washington.

"Failed everything, I think I can not hit my back properly, Fabio realized that it did not hurt him then he threw me 80 or 90 percent of the balls there. There are better days, others not as much as I played today, but when I play with a rival as smart as Fabio is very complicated.

"The double was not easy, Fabio played very well; secondly, the ranking is not an issue that concerns me or that is a priority for me, we will see in the US Open which is one of my favorite tournaments, but I have to be in better conditions especially on my left side, "said Delpo , who lost his second final of the season.

For his part, "Fogna" said he was happy with the way he developed his game during this week in which he came from less to more, so on Monday he will ascend a site in the world ranking of the ATP.

"The truth was that it was very difficult to beat Juan Martin, and everyone knows him, I think after 3-0 I started to return all the balls with his serve, I was very patient, when I could I had to take the initiative and fortunately everything came out all right.

"It cost me a lot, obviously winning a player like that gives me a lot of confidence, because I always knew I could beat him and in the end I achieved something that was a goal in my career, winning a fast court tournament, and I won against an elite player, a top player ".

Fabio Fognini announced that his next tournament will be the Masters 1000 of Toronto, where he will play singles and doubles, curiously in pairs with Juan Martín del Potro.

On the other hand, the grand final of doubles of the third Tennis Open with the crowning of the pair formed by the Mexican Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela and the Salvadoran Marcelo Arévalo.

The third pair of the seeding, defeated in the game for the title to the team integrated by the American Taylor Fritz and the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, with a score of 6-4 and 6-4, in one hour and 19 minutes.

This is the first time since 1995 that a Mexican player wins an ATP tournament, when Leonardo Lavalle did it in the doubles event of the Mexican Tennis Open held at the CDMX German Club, in the company of the Argentine Javier Frana. In addition, it is the first time that a Salvadoran tennis player is a champion of an ATP professional tour tournament.

Arévalo and Reyes-Varela, 57 and 61 of the world in doubles, achieved the best result of their career, after having played the final of the Newport tournament a couple of weeks ago, where they fell to Jonathan Elrich of Israel and Artem Sitak of New Zealand.

In addition to this ATP title, Reyes-Varela and Arévalo have won three Challenger category tournaments this season in Lisbon, Jalisco and San Luis Potosí.

"This is very special, I can not describe it, it has been the result of many years of work, effort, dedication and a lot of support that I have received and of which I am very grateful, what better way to concretize that gratitude with this title for the people who have trusted in us. My first wild card that I received to play the qualification in Acapulco was in 2005 and from then on, many supports, "said Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela.

Rodrigo Esponda Dir. Fiturca Los Cabos commented on the benefits of the completion of the open tennis tournament in the destination:

"In addition to the spill that the ATP generates in the destination, the international projection is seen in many countries through ESPN and many other platforms."

They also bring 25 journalists to cover not only the tournament but also the attractions of the destination.

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