It was a disappointing afternoon in Buenos Aires for home favorite Diego Schwartzman. In the tournament final, the Argentine was crushed by Marco Cecchinato 6-1, 6-2.
“Winning my third tournament in my third final makes me happy,” said Cecchinato after his third crown. “I want to be physically good and train harder for the rest of the year. I know that I’ll continue to have good results if I stay mentally solid.”
Schwartzman, who was seeking a third career title, had to save match point in a tough win Saturday over Dominic Thiem.
The 26-year-old Italian Cecchinato didn’t drop a set all week in four matches, and never faced a break point in his last two. He improves to a perfect 3-0 in ATP finals.
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