DALLAS — Second-seeded Tommy Paul received his second profession ATP title, surging forward by successful the primary three video games within the third set and beating unseeded Marcos Giron 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 in an all-American last on the Dallas Open on Sunday.
Neither participant had dropped a set on the hardcourt in Dallas earlier than the ultimate.
Paul held serve to open the deciding set, and once more within the third recreation. He took the second recreation, which included Giron’s third double fault within the first all-American tour-level last since Tokyo two years in the past.
“That was a reasonably unbelievable match,” stated Paul, who within the new ATP rankings Monday will transfer up one spot to 14th, making him the second-highest ranked American behind Taylor Fritz.
It was the fourth ATP last for the 26-year-old Paul, who’s from New Jersey. His earlier title got here in 2021 in Stockholm.
“That is our second title, however our first one within the states, so this one feels the most effective by far,” Paul stated whereas recognizing his coach, Brad Stine.
The 30-year-old Giron, who had defeated two different top-20 opponents in Dallas, was making an attempt to win his first ATP title. The Californian misplaced his solely earlier last in San Diego two years in the past, the identical 12 months he reached the semifinals in Dallas earlier than dropping a three-setter that had tiebreakers within the last two units.
Giron received the second set after breaking serve within the eleventh recreation, then the 67th-ranked participant served to win the set with out giving up some extent.
“Marcos, I used to be watching you all week this week. You are enjoying unbelievable tennis,” Paul stated. “I do know your group and also you very nicely. We performed by way of the challengers … so it is actually cool to be enjoying within the finals of a a match now, and hopefully we are able to maintain doing it and maintain shifting up for a lot of extra matches similar to that. That was unbelievable.”
Neither participant allowed some extent in successful his first service recreation of the match. However Paul then took the third recreation from Giron, who hadn’t misplaced a service recreation in Dallas earlier than then.
Giron had received eight consecutive units in his 4 matches to achieve the ultimate, and hadn’t given up 5 video games till the primary set towards Paul, which featured a number of prolonged rallies.
Paul then went from 40-love to deuce within the eleventh recreation earlier than Giron held for a 6-5 lead. However, Paul then held serve to drive the tiebreaker.
Wu Yibing, who final 12 months at Dallas grew to become the primary Chinese language participant to win an ATP Tour title, wasn’t on this 12 months’s subject.
The Dallas Open has been performed on the SMU campus all three years since shifting to Texas, however subsequent 12 months can be an expanded ATP occasion performed in a much bigger location.
When upgraded to ATP 500 degree from ATP 250 subsequent 12 months, the Dallas Open can be performed at Ford Heart at The Star, the world headquarters and coaching facility of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. That facility, about 20 miles north in Frisco, Texas, could have a fan capability of about 6,000, up from round 2,100 at SMU.