Kecmanovic seals first ATP Tour success in Austria
- 13 Sep 2020
Miomir Kecmanovic outclassed Yannick Hanfmann 6-4, 6-4 to wrap up his first ATP Tour title at the Generali Open on Sunday.
The world No 47 came agonisingly close to a maiden tour-level trophy in 2019, only to fall short against Lorenzo Sonego at the Antalya Open, but he made sure to grasp his opportunity this time around, and was in clinical form as he took three of his four break points to win the match.
“Last year sucked when I couldn’t win the final,” Kecmanovic said. “I definitely have a lot more experience since then and it means everything to be able to win a title. “[The last game] wasn’t pretty, it was definitely difficult. I just tried not to think that it was potentially the last game and I just tried to hit my serves at the right spot. Thankfully, I was able to do that.”
Kecmanovic defeated Kei Nishikori, Jordan Thompson, Federico Delbonis and Marc-Andrea Huesler en route to his triumph in Austria, and he becomes the fourth player to win his first ATP Tour title in 2020, following Ugo Humbert, Casper Ruud and Thiago Seyboth Wild.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) September 13, 2020