Nature Valley International—Eastbourne, Great Britain
American Taylor Fritz won his maiden ATP Tour title on Saturday in Eastbourne, Great Britain, defeating compatriot Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-4.
In a battle of big servers, Fritz took the initiative early by capitalizing on his only break point of the set. Winning 89 percent of his first serve points, Fritz added six aces to his total during the one hour match. Improving to 3-2 against Querrey in lifetime meetings, Fritz will likely see his ranking improve to No. 28 in the world on Monday. The 21-year-old is currently ranked No. 42 on the computer.
Querrey, who was attempting to win his 11th career title, defeating Fernando Verdasco earlier in the week.
Turkish Airlines Open Antalya—Antalya, Turkey
Italian Lorenzo Sonego capped off his surprising week of grass-court tennis by winning his first-career title on Saturday against Miomir Kecmanovic 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 6-1 in Antalya, Turkey.
Entering the event with little-to-no pedigree on a grass-court, Sonego overcame the loss of the first set before gutting out a difficult second set. With momentum clearly on his side, Sonego breezed through set three in no time.
Needing two hours and 47 minutes to claim his title, Sonego struck an impressive 25 aces against his Serbian opponent.
Kecmanovic, who was also playing in his first final, defeated Jordan Thompson in the semifinals.