AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM—NOTTINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN
No. 6 seed Steve Johnson captured his maiden ATP World Tour title in Nottingham, England on Saturday, defeating No. 2 seed Pablo Cuevas 7-6(5), 7-5. In a match that featured strong serving throughout, it was Johnson who took his chances early in the first set tiebreaker to gain the advantage. Looking to complete his victory in straight sets, Johnson broke the serve of his opponent twice in the second set before prevailing on his second match point. Needing one hour and 33 minutes to claim his victory, Johnson picked up 250 ATP World Tour points and will increase his ranking to No. 27 in the world when Monday’s computer is updated.
Both Johnson and Cuevas will next see action at Wimbledon, which begins on Monday.