The strongest tennis player Oleksandr Dolgopolov for the third time in his career won the tournament of series ATP.
To Buenos Aires, Dolgopolov came up with a series of eight consecutive defeats in the competition of Asia Pacific. In the Argentine capital the Ukrainians were able to open up and gave one of the best weeks in my professional career.
Even before the first draw of the final match Dolgopolova had to overcome the psychological barrier, after all, the rival of Alexander was not just the best tennis player in Asia, the fifth racket of the world, and the player who in five previous meetings did not give the Ukrainian a single set.
At the start of the match Dolgopolov is not without a little luck played two break-point, and then began to gaze at the opponent’s serve. In the eighth game Nishikori had to win back five break-points. Fortunately, Dolgopolov local setback did not break it, Alexander got to the tiebreak, and in the 13th game of the Ukrainian picked up two points at the reception and never lost a prank on his serve.
Taking the first set in confrontation with Nishikori, Dolgopolov got free and began to play more confident and safer. The Japanese never found their inner reserves. In the seventh game of Dolgopolov does break, then double-protects its flow and becomes the champion of Buenos Aires.
The title in the Japanese capital will bring Alexander Dolgopolova almost 100 thousand dollars in prize money and 250 ranking points, which will allow Ukrainians on Monday to get back in the top 50 of the ATP ranking.
Kei Nishikori (Japan, 1) — Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) — 6:7, 4:6
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