Incredible stuff in Delray Beach as Radu Albot wins an amazing title after saving 3 championship points against Dan Evans.
The Moldovian is literally carrying the flag of his country all over the world hoping to inspire his compatriots and he achieved something really important on Sunday to win his maiden career title in Delray Beach. This is the first time in history that a Moldovian won an ATP title.
Ranked no.82, the Moldovian was opposed to Dan Evans in the final. The Brit was coming straight from the qualifications and he was having a fine run after he defeated top and qualities players such as Frances Tiafoe and John Isner.
After exchanging the first 2 sets, the pair went on playing a passionate tiebreak in the decider. Evans started extremely strong to get a 4-1 lead. Even if Albot managed to recover some ground he still faced 2 consecutive match points when he was 4-6 down. After saving them he had to cope with another one (6-7) that he saved with a gutsy volley. Later, the Moldovian won the following 3 points to win the encounter after 2 hours and 51 minutes. The final score was 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7).
It feels incredible. ALBOT
After the match, Radu commented
“It feels unbelievable. You work so much. You work your whole life, your whole career, and at the end, you win a tournament. This is just a great feeling. I think it’s difficult to put into words.”
After this week, Albot will go up 30 places in the rankings to be the new world no.52 while Evans will go up 43 places to be ranked no.105.
|FIRST CAREER TITLE