Incredible stuff in Quito!
World no.76 Victor Estrella Bugos wins his first ATP title at 34 years of age!
Victor is a guy whose rank has normally being between 200 and 400 hundreds. At 34, he has achieved his best result in his career to win the ATP250 in Quito and he will be ranked no.52 (career high).
Seeded no.8 Victor reached the final without dropping a single set and he started strong also in the final against Feliciano Lopez. Victor won the first set 6-2; then he had to bow in the second set at the breaker. In the deciding set Victor was leading 4-1, but Feliciano managed to bring the set again to the tiebreak that Estrella Bugos won at 5. The final score is 6-2 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5) and the match ended after 2 hours and 17 minutes. Math Stats
Estrella Bugos: Quito is special for me
Victor commented “The truth is that Quito has become a very special city for me. It actually already was, as I’ve won Challengers here. Today has been a very tough day for me where I was a set up, and later I lost the tie-break. In the third set I was up a break, and I didn’t manage the nerves well. I got a little bit nervous, but thanks to God, I relaxed a bit in the tie-break, and I was able to win the mini-break and win the match.”
Lopez: He dominated the entire match
Feliciano admitted “He practically dominated the whole match. In the tie-break I was ahead, and then I had a very easy backhand shot that I missed and that killed me. It would have put me at 5-4 with two serves. That would have been a good opportunity, but tennis is like this.”
|VICTOR LOOKS HAPPY….last point