ATP Tour

Cuevas wins Croatian Open

2014-07-27 22:53
Pablo Cuevas (Getty Images)

Umag - Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas ousted defending champion Tommy Robredo in straight sets to win his second ATP title in as many weeks at the Croatian Open on Sunday.

Cuevas saw off the Spanish second seed 6-3, 6-4 in the final after earlier beating number one seed Fabio Fognini in the rain-delayed semi-final.

Robredo had beaten home favourite Marin Cilic, the third seed, 7-6 (12/10), 6-3, in Sunday's other semi-final after rain had washed out action on Saturday.

World number 60 Cuevas, who claimed his maiden title at the Swedish Open, also on clay, earlier this month, won through in 90 minutes.

Robredo, ranked 18th, was competing in his 20th final, and is now 12-8 in title matches.

In the first set both Cuevas and Robredo held serve until 3-2 when the South American made a break for a 4-2 lead.

The 28-year-old Uruguayan won the first set in 42 minutes 6-3. He immediately made a break in the second for a 1-0 lead. After he was leading 4-1, Robredo pressed, broke for 2-4 and 3-4.

But Cuevas was making less unforced errors and held on to win the second set and the match.

"I'm thrilled ... I had a fantastic week in Umag," he said.

Robredo paid tribute to his opponent who "played a great match and the whole week at the tournament."

Read more on:    atp tour  |  pablo cuevas  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.