Spain’s Albert Montanes took on Juan Monaco and enjoyed a 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6) victory over the Argentinean to capture the title at the Romania Open today.
"I’m very happy with how the whole week has gone and I’m very happy as well to win the title here," said Montanes. "I was a bit lucky when I saved all those set points with 15-40 twice on my serve. That was a very important moment I’m happy and lucky that I saved them."
This is Montanes’ second title this year. The first came when he beat James Blake at the Estoril Open back in May.
"I’m a little bit disappointed but sport is like this," said Monaco. "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I have to keep working very hard to get better moments. That moment in the match when I almost won the second set, I need more focus and more rhythm on those points. I think I need to be more focused if I want to improve my tennis and win tournaments like this."