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Almagro wins Estoril Open to end four-year title drought


Almagro wins Estoril Open to end four-year title drought


Nicolas Almagro ended his four year title drought on Sunday by winning the Estoril Open in Portugal.

The Spaniard bounced back from losing the opening set to beat compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta.

In a very tight opening two sets a tiebreak was needed in both to seperate the pair.

Carreno Busta, who was hunting his first ATP World Tour title, claimed the opening set but Almagro fought back to levelled matters and take the final into a decider.

Almagro took control of the final by breaking his fellow Spaniard midway through the third to eventually seal the set 6-3 and with it the title on his third match point.

The three hour victory marked the first tournament success for the 30-year-old since he won in Nice in 2012.

It was Almagro’s 13th trophy of his career.

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