Albert Ramos-Vinolas broke new ground on Sunday when he claimed his maiden ATP Tour singles title at the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad.
The Spaniard, who was making his first appearance in an ATP Tour singles final since 2012, downed compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4 in 86 minutes.
After two early breaks, Ramos-Vinolas raced to 4-1 up in the first set, and despite surrendering one of those breaks he would see out the set 6-3.
Verdasco had his chances early in the second set, but it was Ramos-Vinolas who made the decisive moves, claiming two breaks to the one of his opponent as he took the set 6-4 and with it the match.
Elsewhere, Martin Klizan eased to victory in the final of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg, beating Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.
Klizan marked his return to action after a 10-week injury lay-off in fine style as swept Cuevas aside to take the silverware without dropping a set in the tournament.
The 27-year reeled off five straight games on his way to taking the first set 6-1 and, after an exchange of breaks early in the second set, he went 5-4 up before serving out the set.