Spanish veteran Albert Ramos-Vinolas overturned the odds to deny Brit Cameron Norrie the chance at a first career title on Sunday with a win in the final of the Estoril Open.
ARV followed the Spanish template in Portugal, where his compatriots have won 13 titles at the venue since 1990 at the inception of the ATP, posting a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) defeat of his Anglo-Saxon opponent.
Victory marked the third clay title for the winner, who collected the trophy after two and three-quarter hours battle on the clay.
The 33-year-old journeyman came from a set and a break down against his 50th-ranked opponent and improved on clay this season to 16-5.
That record keeps him safely in the lead with seven more clay wins that any of his ATP rivals.
“It means a lot, I won three tournaments in my career, so this is one of the best three weeks in my career,” the winner said.
“I’m really happy,” Ramos-Vinolas said. “It was a really difficult match against Cameron. I think he played a really good tournament.
I am happy for me, but he is a really good friend of mine and I am sorry for him, because I think he deserved to win the tournament as (much as) me.”
Main photo :- Albert Ramos Vinolas with Estoril Millenium Trophy – by ATPTour.com