Martinez Wins First ATP Title Over Baez In Santiago
A first ATP title was on the line way down on the clay in Santiago, Chile, and the winner was Pedro Martinez who came from a set down to deny youngster Sebastian Baez 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Martinez follows his countrymen Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Albert Ramos-Vinolas as title winners from Spain this year.
The 24-year-old Martinez, though, found himself a set and a break down before making his turn.
“I am very happy,” Martinez said on court. “It was a big battle. He has played unbelievably well in the past year. I played very well at the end and am really happy. I always fight until the end and that can give you opportunities.”
Baez, just 21, was appearing in his first ATP final. The former junior No. 1 had never been past the quarterfinals at an ATP-level event until this week.
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