Stuttgart Open: Britain’s Jack Draper wins first ATP Tour title-ZoomTech News

Stuttgart Open: Britain’s Jack Draper wins first ATP Tour title-ZoomTech News


Britain’s Jack Draper got here from a set right down to beat Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and seal a maiden ATP Tour title on the Stuttgart Open.

Draper, 22, misplaced the opening set however held his nerve to register a 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 victory on grass in Germany.

It was Draper’s third look in an ATP Tour closing and the primary time he has been profitable.

“It is unimaginable,” Draper stated.

“I am actually completely happy to win my first title, it means a lot to me.

“There have been plenty of up and down moments over the previous couple of years however it is a testomony to the laborious work that I have been placing in.”

Berrettini, who reached the Wimbledon closing in 2021, broke Draper within the fourth sport of the match earlier than happening to see out the set.

The second set proved a lot tighter as each gamers held serve, with Draper passing up two set-point alternatives at 5-4.

The Briton ultimately discovered success in a tie-break, successful 7-5, to pressure a decider.

It was at 3-3 within the closing set that Draper produced the important thing second of the match, breaking Berrettini after which holding serve twice to recover from the road.

Draper will try to preserve constructing momentum for Wimbledon, which begins on 1 July, when he returns to English soil for the Queen’s Membership Championships subsequent week.

He will likely be confirmed as British primary on Monday, transferring above Cameron Norrie within the rankings, whereas he’ll climb to 32 on this planet rankings and doubtlessly a seeded place for Wimbledon.


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