Bucharest, Romania (Sports Network) - Lukas Rosol earned his first career ATP
World Tour title with a straight-set victory over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in
the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis event.
Rosol needed just 67 minutes to post a 6-3, 6-2 triumph in Sunday's final. He
was playing in his first ATP Tour title match. His best previous result this
year was a quarterfinal loss to Jurgen Melzer in Zagreb back in February.
The 27-year-old Czech became the third first-time winner on tour this year,
following Bernard Tomic in Sydney and Horacio Zeballos in Vina del Mar.
Rosol took control Sunday midway through the first set, turning a 3-3 match
into a rout by winning seven straight games.
Garcia-Lopez, facing Rosol for the first time, fell to 2-2 all-time in finals.
The 29-year-old Spaniard was playing a title match for the first time since
capturing the Bangkok crown in October 2010. He also won the Kitzbuhel title
Rosol, who dropped just one set all week, claimed a first prize of $96,000.
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