Albert Ramos Viñolas Rallies to Beat Cameron Norrie to Claim Estoril Open Title

Make that three titles for Albert Ramos Viñolas

The 33-year-old Spanish tennis player triumphed on clay again after rallying to beat Cameron Norrie 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in Sunday’s final of the Estoril Open.

Albert Ramos Viñolas

Ramos Viñolas converted his first match point in the deciding tiebreaker to clinch his third ATP title.

Ramos Viñolas came back from a set and a break down to secure the victory at the clay-court tournament. He is 16-5 on clay, which is the best record on the surface this season.

“I won three tournaments in my career, so this is one of the best three weeks in my career,” Ramos Viñolas said. “It was a really difficult match against Cameron. I think he played a really good tournament.”

Albert Ramos Viñolas Defeats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to Reach Estoril Open Final

Albert Ramos Viñolas is one win away from his third career title…

The 33-year-old Spanish tennis player recovered from a break down in both sets to beat countryman Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday at the Estoril Open.

Albert Ramos Viñolas

Ramos Viñolas converted five of his six break points to advance to his 10th ATP Tour final (2-7) after 77 minutes.

Ramos Viñolas’ victory against Davidovich Fokina extended his lead at the top of the 2021 tour-level clay-court wins list.

The World No. 46 owns 15 victories on the surface this season, six clear of Stefanos TsitsipasPablo Carreno Busta and Federico Delbonis, who are tied in second place with nine clay wins this year.

Ramos Viñolas will attempt to extend his unbeaten 2-0 ATP Head2Head record against Cameron Norrie in the final. The two-time ATP Tour titlist won both his previous encounters against Norrie on clay.

“I am really happy… I am fighting a lot [and I am] tactically [doing] good,” Ramos-Vinolas said in his post-match interview. “Tomorrow is another match, another day and I have a really tough opponent who [has been] playing really good tennis [throughout] the season. Last week, he played three good matches and this week he has beaten very good players. I think tomorrow will be very difficult.”

Pablo Cuevas Reaches Estoril Open Final

Pablo Cuevasis back in a final…

The 33-year-old Uruguayan professional tennis player beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the Estoril Open final.

Pablo Cuevas

It’s Cuevas’ first final appearance since the 2017 Brasil Openand the 10th of his career.

Cuevas has won 11 of his last 13 matches on clay court. And he has now won three or more matches in two of his last four tournaments. 

He’ll face top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated David Goffin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Almagro Defeats Pablo Carreno Busta to Win the Estoril Open

Nicolas Almagro’s ATP title drought is officially over…

The 30-year-old Spanish tennis player rallied from a set down to beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Sunday to claim the Estoril Open title.

Nicolas Almagro

It’s Almagro 13th career title — all on clay — and his first since winning the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur in May 2012.

Almagro twice wasted chances to serve out the first set and squandered a 6-2 lead in the opening tiebreaker. Almagro completed the fight back in just under three hours. He had 12 aces and converted five of 19 break chances to beat the eighth-seeded Carreno Busta.

Almagro will now move on to the Madrid Masters event, where he’ll play Borna Coric in the first round.

Almagro Defeats Nick Kyrgios to Reach the Estoril Open Final

Nicolas Almagro is one win away from ending a four year drought…

The 30-year-old Spanish tennis player and clay-court specialist beat second-seeded Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 at the Estoril Open on Saturday to reach his second final of the season.

Nicolas Almagro

Almagro will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who upset third-seeded Benoit Paire of France 6-3, 6-3 in the other semifinal at the clay-court tournament.

The 71st-ranked Almagro saved the only two break points he conceded in the entire match and served seven aces to reach his second final after losing to Dominic Thiem in Argentina in February.

Almagro has 12 career ATP titles, all on clay. He hasn’t won a tournament in four years.

The eighth-seeded Carreno Busta, 24, upset top-seeded Gilles Simon in Friday’s quarterfinals.

The 50th-ranked Spaniard played in his first final at the Brazil Open in February, losing to Pablo Cuevas.

del Potro Claims Second Consecutive Estoril Open Title

It’s Lucky No. 11 for Juan Martin del Potro

The 23-year-old Argentinian tenista claimed his eleventh title of his professional tennis career on Sunday by beating France’s Richard Gasquet to win the Estoril Open title.

Juan del Potro

del Potro, who was seeded first in the tournament, used a strong serve to beat Gasquet in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.

“I felt it was my best match of the week,” del Potro said. “I felt really confident on my forehand and I grew in confidence every game.”

Juan del Potro

Along with earning his eleventh career title, the victory gives del Potro his second consecutive Estoril Open title and his second title of the year.

Del Potro, currently ranked No. 12 in the world, didn’t give up a break chance and had six aces in the match to improve his record against Gasquet to 4-1.

“He’s very tall and has a good second serve and was hitting the ball very well,” Gasquet said. “He was the better player today.”