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Fritz triumphant in Eastbourne final, edges compatriot Cressy

Taylor Fritz won the tournament on Saturday afternoon against Maxime Cressy

Taylor Fritz Taylor Fritz of the U.S. celebrates winning the final against Maxime Cressy of the U.S. (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

No 3 seed Taylor Fritz won the Rothesay International Eastbourne tournament by edging out Maxime Cressy 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) on Saturday afternoon.

He reclaims the title he won back in 2019 by beating his compatriot in a first-time meeting.

Earlier in the tournament, Fritz, ranked No 14, defeated Brazilian qualifier Thiago Moura Monteiro (7-5, 6-3), Kazakh Alexander Bublik (6-3, 6-2) and Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 6 seed (6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3).

Cressy, ranked No 60, beat No 5 seed Reilly Opelka (6-3, 6-1), Daniel Evans (7-6 (2), 6-4), top seed Cameron Norrie (7-5, 7-5) and wildcard Jack Draper (7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3) in the previous rounds.

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