LOS CABOS, August 4, 2019
Diego Schwartzman is the champion of the Abierto Mexicano De Tenis MIFEL presentado por CINEMEX in Lox Cabos. The No. 3 seed from Argentina saved three set points in the opening set en route to taking the title on Saturday over US-American Taylor Fritz 7-6(6), 6-3.
Schwartzman picked up the third ATP Tour title of his career and his first of the season, taking away from Mexico $131,430 in prize money as well as 250 ATP Ranking points.
🇦🇷 @dieschwartzman picks up his first 🏆 of 2019 in Los Cabos!
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) August 4, 2019
“This feels really great because I’ll take a lot of confidence with me for the next tournaments,” said Schwartzman, as quoted on the ATP Tour website. “It was really important for me to come here and win big matches against the big guys. The title is like the cherry on top for me.”
Fritz also finished runner-up to Alex de Minaur last week in Atlanta. The US-American has won 13 of his past 16 matches and earned his maiden ATP Tour crown two months ago in Eastbourne.
Arneodo/Nys clinch maiden doubles title
Ealier in the day, Romain Arneodo and Hugo Nys of Monaco clinched the doubles title. The unseeded duo needed to save two championship points to upset the tournament’s top team Dominic Inglot of Great Britain and US-American Austian Krajicek 7-5, 5-7, 16-14. The encounter lasted one hour and 57 minutes.
“We’ve been working a lot so now we can just enjoy. I think we deserved it. It was a tough week, and we ended up with the trophy so we’re very happy,” Nys said.
“Finals are always tough. We have to be ready also for the tension. The emotional part is very big in this kind of match, and we have to deal with it. We’re also very proud of what we’ve done mentally because we lost a few match points and came back. It feels even better, because mentally we were strong,” Arneodo said.