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(Reuters) – Serbia’s Laslo Djere beat Italy’s Marco Cecchinato 7-6(3) 7-5 on Sunday to win his second profession ATP title on the Sardinia Open, the ultimate claycourt event of the yr.
Djere capitalised on Cecchinato’s poor second serve to transform 4 break factors within the match whereas the Italian additionally made a slew of errors within the tiebreak handy his opponent the benefit.
The Serb began the second set on the entrance foot and almost took a 3-Zero lead earlier than the house favorite mounted a comeback.
Djere misplaced a few of his rhythm and made a couple of errors himself however saved his nerve earlier than finally breaking Cecchinato within the last sport.
Cecchinato was trying to turn into the primary Italian to win a title on dwelling soil in 14 years however took solace in the truth that his run to the ultimate would see him enter the highest 100 within the rankings.
“I am very pleased for this,” he mentioned. “I stayed very centered on my sport in the course of the match from the primary to the final level. There are such a lot of constructive issues from the previous few weeks.”
Djere, the world quantity 74, is the third Serbian to win an ATP title this yr after world primary and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic (4 titles) and 21-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic, who captured his maiden title in Kitzbuehel.
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