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Fernando Verdasco wins Romanian Open, first title since 2014

Fernando Verdasco won his seventh ATP title by beating Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-2 on Monday in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy final.

tennis Updated: Apr 25, 2016 20:54 IST
Fernando Verdasco won his first title since 2014.
Fernando Verdasco won his first title since 2014.(AP)

Fernando Verdasco won his seventh ATP title by beating Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-2 on Monday in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy final.

It was the Spaniard’s first title since 2014, while Pouille was playing in his first final.

“I’m very happy because I won this trophy,” Verdasco said. “It was a long time since I was in this position, to win a tournament or to play in a final.”

After taking the first set, Verdasco broke Pouille in the opening game of the second set and again to lead 4-1.

“Despite the loss, it was a positive week and I hope to keep on improving in the coming weeks,” Pouille said.

The final was originally scheduled for Sunday but had to be postponed because of rain.