It’s a special first for Guido Pella…
The 28-year-old Argentine tennis player has claimed his first professional title at the Brazil Open.
Pella, the tournament’s third seed, beat Chile’s Christian Garin 7-5, 6-3 in an all-South American final on Sunday to claim his maiden title.
The last time an Argentine player lifted the trophy was Federico Delbonis five years ago.
It was only the second meeting of the two finalists. The previous occasion saw Pella win in the second round of last year’s Argentina Open.
He’d previously been a runner-up four times, at the Rio Open in 2016, the Bavarian Championships in 2017, and the Croatia Open Umag and the Cordoba Open in 2018.