SAO PAULO, March 4, 2019
Guido Pella clinched his first ATP Tour title, winning the 2019 Brasil Open in Sao Paulo. The No. 3 seed from Argentina defeated Christian Garin of Chile 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday’s singles final of the clay-court event.
Pella saved six of the seven break points he faced, capitalizing on four of his seven own chances to secure victory in one hour and 23 minutes.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) 3. März 2019
“I couldn’t believe it. That forehand usually, on this surface, doesn’t go in because of the altitude. I hit it not so clean,” Pella said. “But today was my day, it was in, and I couldn’t believe it. After five finals, it was time that I won the match. I didn’t know what to say, what to think. It was a very emotional moment for me. I’m not used to crying a lot and today was unbelievable.”
Pella earns $94,830 in prize money as well as 250 ATP-Ranking points.
On Saturday, Federico Delbonis and Maximo Gonzalez took the doubles title. The all-Argentine duo beat the all-British combination of Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara 6-4, 6-2. The final lasted 61 minutes. Delbonis and Gonzalez leave Brazil with 250 ATP Doubles Ranking points and a share of $31,300.