Paolo Lorenzi Sets Record As Oldest 1st Time ATP Winner With Kitzbuhel Trophy Over Nikoloz Basilashvili
by Staff | July 24th, 2016, 1:21 pm

Italian Paolo Lorenzi became the oldest player ever to win a first-time title on the ATP tour on Saturday when the No. 4 seed beat Nikoloz Basilashvili, 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Generali Open in Kitzbuhel.

“I don’t look at the age, so I don’t mind if it’s happening at 34,” Lorenzi said.

Lorenzi is 1-1 in career finals after losing last year at Sao Paulo.

At 34 years, 7 months, he beat the record set by Victor Estrella Burgos in February 2015 at Quito at 34 years, 6 months.

“Winning one trophy was a goal for this year, so it’s great for me,” Lorenzi said. “I hope this is not the last. I’m changing a lot. I need to be more aggressive and improve a lot of things, so this is just the start.”

Basilashvili, who admitted to being tight in the final, became the first player representing Georgia to reach an ATP final. The 24-year-old entered the event with only a 2-4 win-loss record at the tour level.

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3 Comments for Paolo Lorenzi Sets Record As Oldest 1st Time ATP Winner With Kitzbuhel Trophy Over Nikoloz Basilashvili

jane Says:

good for him…but also am mainly thrilled that crazy cats la monf and foggy won titles today, hurrah hurrah!!

Wog Boy Says:

La Monf is #9 in the race to London, can he keep it together until the end of the year and finish top 8?

Travis Bickle Says:

Congrats to Gael, but that was a soul-crushing loss to Karlovic!

Ivo was serving for the second set and the match and was broken for the first time in the tournament. In the tiebreak, he had a match point at 6-5, and again couldn’t convert.

He was visibly crushed during the trophy ceremony…

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