MANACOR, September 2, 2018
Bernard Tomic has clinched his first title since lifting the ATP World Tour trophy in Bogota in 2015. The 25-year-old Australian has become the first champion of the Rafa Nadal Open Banc Sabadell. Tomic rallied past Matthias Bachinger from Germany 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) in Sunday evening’s final of the €43,000 ATP Challenger hard-court event.
Under the floodlights at the Rafa Nadal Academy, the No. 6 seed sent down eight aces, winning 71 per cent of his first service points to prevail after two hours and 34 minutes.
— Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rnadalacademy) 2. September 2018
By lifting his third ATP Challenger career title, his first on European soil, Tomic takes away €6,190 in prize money as well as 80 ATP-Ranking points.