Spaniard Pedro Martinez overcame a first-set loss to prevail over Argentina’s Sebastian Baez 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, and emerge as tournament champion at the Chile Dove MenCare Open at Santiago, Chile Sunday.
Martinez, 24, overcame eight double faults to earn his first-ever ATP Tour tournament championship, having lost his first final, the title match at Kitzbuhel, Austria, last July.
The fourth-seeded Martinez scored better on return points (43 percent), earning a 48-40 advantage in return points won to notch a 156 return rating.
Baez, who was seeded seventh, had better success on serves, grabbing two aces to go along with a 247 serve rating.
It was the 21-year-old Baez’s first ATP Tour final of his career.
–Field Level Media