07/18/2021 at 4:29 PM CEST
The Spanish Pablo Carreño, second seeded, defeated Serbian Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-4 to win the Hamburg tennis tournament title, the second of the year and the sixth of his career.
The Asturian player, thirteenth in the ATP ranking, He made the most of the solidity of his serve to beat the Balkan, who aspired in the German competition to the first success in his career.
Carreño, who faced the duel with the Marbella title won in 2021 that added to those obtained in 2019 in Chengdu, in Estoril in 2017 and those of Moscow and Winston Salem in 2016, managed to break his opponent’s serve in the third game of the first set and keep the lead until the end from the sleeve, which won the rest.
He prolonged his dominance at the start of the second set which also started with breakage. Then he clung to his until he reached the close of the win after one hour and twenty-three minutes of play.
Carreño, who played his ninth final in Hamburg and had lost in two of the three clashes with the Serbian, extended his record to six titles. Krajinovic, however, accentuated their bad relationship in the decisive matches. He has lost the four finals he has played so far.