SAO PAULO — Federico Delbonis has won his first ATP title, beating Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final on Sunday.
Delbonis broke Lorenzi's serve to start the decisive set and held on to close the match in 2 hours, 6 minutes.
Italy's Paolo Lorenzi returns the ball to Argentina's Federico Delbonis during the Brazil Open ATP tournament final tennis match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
The 23-year-old Argentine was playing only in his second ATP final. He had lost to Fabio Fognini of Italy last July after upsetting Roger Federer in the semifinals in Hamburg.
With the victory at the ATP 250 tournament, Delbonis will move to 45th in the ATP rankings, a career best.
The 32-year-old Lorenzi, ranked 114th, had never advanced past the quarterfinals of an ATP singles tournament.
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