Stockholm Open: Tommy Paul lifts maiden ATP Tour title, defeats defending champion Denis Shapovalov

Stockholm Open: Tommy Paul lifts maiden ATP Tour title, defeats defending champion Denis Shapovalov
Stockholm Open: Tommy Paul lifts maiden ATP Tour title, defeats defending champion Denis Shapovalov

Stockholm Open: Tommy Paul on Saturday defeated defending champion Denis Shapovalov to clinch his first ATP Tour title at the Stockholm Open.

The American recorded a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 victory over third seed Shapovalov of Canada in two hours and 12 minutes. With his 25th match win of the season, the 24-year-old is the first American to lift the Stockholm title since James Blake captured his second straight trophy in 2006.

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Stockholm Open: Tommy Paul lifts maiden ATP Tour title, defeats defending champion Denis Shapovalov

En route to his title win, the world number 53 defeated Leo Borg, Taylor Fritz, Andy Murray, and Frances Tiafoe.

“I played some of my best tennis to beat Denis,” said Paul, as per atptour.com.

“It’s the most fun I’ve had playing a tennis tournament. It means everything to win my first title. I’ve worked so hard to achieve this and I’d like to break into the Top 30 at some point,” he added.

Stockholm Open: Tommy Paul lifts maiden ATP Tour title, defeats defending champion Denis Shapovalov

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