FAYEZ SAROFIM & CO US MEN’S CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIP—HOUSTON, TX, U.S.A.
Argentine Juan Monaco won his second career title in Houston, Texas on Sunday, defeating defending champion Jack Sock 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. In a match that featured medical time-outs by both players, it was Monaco who gave up a 4-1 lead in the third set, only to break the American at 6-5 before serving out the title. Winning his first title in three years, Monaco won 67 percent of his first serve points, broke serve on five occasions and hit two aces over his American opponent.
Sock, who suffered from cramps during the third set, fell to 10-7 on the season.
GRAND PRIX HASSAN II—MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
Argentine Federico Delbonis captured the second title of his career on Sunday in Marrakech, Morocco, dismissing Croatian upstart Borna Coric 6-2, 6-4. Capitalizing on his potent, left-handed baseline game, Delbonis won 80 percent of his first serve points, broke serve on three occasions and hit four aces during the championship match.
Coric, who was looking for his maiden ATP World Tour title, fell to 0-2 in Tour 2016 finals after losing to Stan Wawrinka in Chennai to begin the season.