Víctor Estrella wins Ecuador Open
Top ATP-ranked Dominican tennis player Víctor Estrella (ranked 156th at the time of the tournament) once again came from behind in a match, this time defeating Italian Paolo Lorenzi (ranked 46th) 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 in the finals of the Ecuador Open to win the championship. The win improved Estrella’s ranking to 93rd.
Earlier in the tournament Estrella knocked off Andrej Martin of Slovak Republic (ranked 145th) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to reach the third round. Estrella then defeated Ivo Karlovic of Croatia (ranked 18th) 6-7, 7-6 and 7-6 in the round of 16. Federico Gaio of Italy (ranked 179th) fell victim to Estrella, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. The semi-finals saw Estrella outlast Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil (ranked 100th), 7-6, 7-6.
Estrella is now a three-time winner of the ATP 250 Ecuador Open.
The Ecuador Open is the first clay court tournament of the ATP World Tour season and also the opening leg of the five-tournament swing through Latin America, aptly coined the “Golden Swing”.
Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic won his first ATP World Tour title at the inaugural staging of the event in 2015.
Source: DR1, ATP
Feb 14, 2017
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