Former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro captured his 19th career title on Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden, defeating Jack Sock 7-5, 6-1. Capturing his first title since January 2014, del Potro needed one hour and sixteen minutes to defeat his American opponent. Striking six aces and winning 88 percent of his first serve points, del Potro took home 250 ATP World Tour points for his victory, alongside €100,800 in prize money.
Suffering from three recent wrist surgeries, the 28-year-old Argentine had contemplated retirement at the end of 2015.
Sock, who was looking for second career title and first of the season, dropped to 0-3 in title matches in 2016.
No. 3 seed Richard Gasquet won his 14th career title on Sunday in the inaugural European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, dismissing Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-6(4), 6-1. Drawing on the experience of playing in his 27th career final, Gasquet manoeuvred through a tough opening set before cruising to victory in set two. Breaking serve on three occasions, Gasquet was superior on his serve as well, winning 29/33 points off his first serves during the contest.
Schwartzman, who was looking to capture his second title of 2016, had won the event in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this year.
VTB KREMLIN CUP—MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta overcame a strong start by his opponent Fabio Fognini on Sunday to capture his second career title in Moscow, Russia. Taking the title by a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, Carreno Busta overcame 41 unforced errors to dominate the third set. Winning an ever-important 55 percent of his second serve points, Carreno Busta continued his strong season on Tour, which has seen him reach four finals and win two titles.
Fognini, who was in search of his fifth career title, committed 47 unforced errors during the one hour and 56 minute encounter.