Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta left luckless Serb Filip Krajinovic winless in four career ATP finals with a 6-4, 6-2 Sunday defeat in Hamburg.
The second-seeded winner claimed his sixth title – third on clay – in less than 90 minutes as he frustrated his opponent, seeded sixth.
The Marbella winner this spring went through to the trophy without losing a set all week at the Rothenbaum Club clay, breaking Krajinovic three times in the final.
The success came after losing in the Wimbledon first round to Sam Querrey,
Krajinovic has lost previous title bids in 2017 at Paris Bercy and twice in 2019 in Budapest and Stockholm.
The Serb made himself known this week with a quarter-final knockout of top seeded world No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas.
I am happy with this win but also with my game during the final. I played one of my best matches of the year,” the Spaniard said.
“This is a special title for me. I lost my last (ATP 500) final to Dominic Thiem in Rio.
“I arrived here on Saturday, and I didn’t play my first match before Thursday. So, I had enough time to prepare.”
Main photo:- Pablo Carreno Busta celebrates victory in Hamburg courtesy Hamburg European Open