Note: Alejandro Tabilo is champion in Auckland and wins the first ATP title of his career

Note: Alejandro Tabilo is champion in Auckland and wins the first ATP title of his career

The second national racket beat the Japanese Taro Daniel in the final, in sets of 6-2 and 7-5, obtaining for the first time a trophy in the tennis elite. This victory also allows him to have the best ranking of his career on the circuit.

Alexandro Tabilo (82nd) He is in top form. And the best example of this was New Zealand, where they won an extremely special trophy. He is ATP 250 champion in Auckland, after beating the Japanese Taro Daniel (74th in the ATP ranking) in the final, by partials of 6-2 and 7-5. This is the best possible preparation for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season.

The first duel between the original Canadian and the Asian representative took place on hard ocean terrain. Tabilo reached the definition of the crown by overcoming the obstacles of qualifying, dropping only one set throughout the tournament. They advanced from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals in to walk on following the withdrawal of Briton Cameron Norrie, second seed in the competition. And last night, he overtook the Frenchman Arthur Fils (35th), overwhelming in the first set and suffering more than necessary in the second.

The second national racket became the third Chilean to reach the final in Auckland. In 1998, Marcelo Ríos won the title. Later, in 2005, Fernando González did it, also winning the hard court title. There is now a third on the list of winners.

As in the semi-final against Fils, Alejandro Tabilo performed an impeccable first set. The match started to show parity, with the score at 2-2 in the fourth game. SO, The national tennis player began to show his superiority over his rival by showing a variety of shots. During the sixth game, he distinguished himself with a remarkable lob, which sparked spontaneous applause. With command, the left-hander directed the process of the initial series and They won 6-2 in 34 minutes. He recorded five ace against only one from Daniel, with 82% of first serves.

With confidence at its peak, the Chilean tennis player went to the second set. By defending his serve, he took a 2-1 lead. Before every attempt by Taro Daniel to take off and enter the game, Tabilo’s reaction was to maturely stop him. In the seventh game, with his serve, the second from Chile faced a Games far against a rival who was defending himself, until he finally led 4-3.

As if it was a repeat of what was the semi-final duel, the flow of the match became tighter and Tabilo began to show some cracks. It cost him a little more. Likewise, after a few rallies For a long time, the Canadian-born player defended his serve with a 6-5 record. The Chilean bar installed in the room encouraged ‘Jano’ to make one last effort.

Thanks to an unforced error from Daniel, Alejandro Tabilo closed the match and won 7-5, which gave him the first ATP title of his career, after an hour and 36 minutes of the match. Previously, the final lost in Cordoba with the Spaniard Albert Ramos, in 2022, his first decisive duel.

In addition to a succulent cash prize for winning the championship, the runner-up in Chilean tennis reaches a significant milestone: the best ranking of his career. The victory over the Japanese allows him to advance 15 places to settle in 49th place, thus improving the 64th place he occupied until today.

Tabilo’s next step will be his debut at the Australian Open, which begins in the early hours of Sunday for our country. In the first round he will face the American Aleksandar Kovacevic (103rd), from Qualy.

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Source: Latercera

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