Pella Wins Maiden ATP Tour Crown At Brasil Open

Guido Pella (photo: Brasil Open)

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.

“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.