Garcia-Lopez wins first title in four years

Last updated 08:31 14/04/2014

Relevant offers

Tennis

Andy Murray woes deepen after Dubai defeat by teenager Nick Lindahl charged after allegedly throwing tennis match Masur confident Kyrgios will be fit to take on Czechs Tennis superstar Roger Federer says he supported Indian cricket team as part of a 'Nike campaign' Andrea Petkovic epic on-court tennis tantrum at Dubai Championships Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Samantha Stosur to advance at Dubai Championships Stanislas Wawrinka downs Tomas Berdych to win Rotterdam title Tomas Berdych thrashes Simon to reach Rotterdam final Marina Erakovic lets spot in Thailand final slip away Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard out of Dubai event

Eighth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won his first title in nearly four years after rallying to beat fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on clay at the Grand Prix Hassan II on Sunday (local tme).

The previous title for the 30-year-old Garcia-Lopez was on indoor hard courts in Bangkok back in 2010, and he had lost his previous two finals - last year on clay at Bucharest, Romania and on indoor hard courts at St. Petersburg, Russia.

Granollers, who was bidding for his fifth career title, dropped his serve five times and was less consistent. The 28-year-old Granollers won only 60 percent of first-serve points compared to 76 percent for Garcia-Lopez, who won their only previous meeting in the second round of the same tournament in 2010.

Garcia-Lopez continued the recent dominance of his countrymen at the tournament, becoming the fourth different Spaniard to win in the past six years after Tommy Robredo (2013), Pablo Andujar (2011 and 2012) and former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero (2009).

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content