The first racket of Ukraine Oleksandr Dolgopolov missed a chance to make the fourth title in his career.
In the final of a clay tournament in Båstad Dolgopolov have met with the experienced Spaniard David Ferrer. In personal meetings, a native of Valencia led with a score of 9:4, but on the ground the Ukrainian won each of three matches.
At the start of the match, Dolgopolov had a chance to break away, but Alexander in the second game failed to convert four break points. With the score 4:4 Ferrer made the break, and in the next game filed for Seth.
The defeat in the first game was a big blow for Dolgopolov. Only when the score was 1:5 Ukrainians managed to remind myself: Alexander played two match-balls, then took one back break. Dolgopolov was able to even the score, but Ferrer on his serve with the seventh match ball still made the final.
By entering the final of a clay tournament ATP-250 Alexander Dolgopolov earned slightly more than 45 thousand euros in prize money and added to your rating the balance of 150 points.
On Monday, the Ukrainian will be back in the top 70, and will become the 67th player in the world.
Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) – David Ferrer (Spain, 8) – 4:6, 4:6
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