MEERBUSCH, August 15, 2021
Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera captured his first ATP Challenger title by lifting the trophy of the Rhein Asset Open presented by B&B Hotels held at the at the Teremeer Sport and Tennis Resort in Meerbusch, Germany.
The 23-year-old from Chile defeated No. 5 seeded Argentine teenager Juan Manuel Cerundolo 7-6(7), 6-3 in the singles final of the €44,820 clay-court tournament on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
In the pair’s first meeting, Barrios Vera won 72 per cent of his first-service points and broke Cerundolo’s serve four times to seal victory in one hour and 36 minutes.
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The Santiago resident, who claimed seven titles on the ITF Pro Circuit and is currently ranked at a career-high World No. 193, collected €6,190 in prize money as well as 80 ATP Ranking points.
The ATP Challenger Tour will stay in Germany for another week with the inaugural Platzmann-Sauerland Open in Lüdenscheid. Main draw action of the €44,820 clay-court event will kick off Monday.