Cachin Clinches Maiden ATP Title At Swiss Open Gstaad

Pedro Cachin (photo: Fabian Meierhans/Swiss Open Gstaad)


Pedro Cachin from Argentina has claimed his maiden title on the ATP Tour by lifting the trophy of the EFG Swiss Open Gstaad. On a sunny Sunday afternoon in the idyllic Swiss alpine village, Cachin rallied from a set down to overcome 2019 champion Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 in the singles final on Roy Emerson Arena.

Unseeded Cachin beat Taro Daniel of Japan, top-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, Jaume Munar of Spain and Serbia’s Hamad Medjedovic in the top half of the draw en-route to the championship match.

The 28-year-old South American, who moved to Spain in 2014, struck seven aces and converted three of his six break-point chances to prevail after two hours and 25 minutes.

“In the beginning of the match I was a little nervous and made a few mistakes. It was the first time I had played against a lefty in the tournament but I stayed there,” Cachin said. “I tried to be positive, more aggressive and go to the net. In a final it is difficult to play like this the whole match. I am very, very happy.”

Cachin, a winner of five ATP Challenger Tour titles, pocketed €85,605 in prize money following the biggest triumph of his career, as well as 250 ATP Ranking points. The Gaucho has climbed 41 spots to a new career-high Live-Ranking of World No. 49.

Stricker/Wawrinka triumph in doubles

Later in the afternoon, Dominic Stricker and Stan Wawrinka delighted their home crowd by winning the doubles title. The local wild card entries, who had only played one tour-level match together before this week at this year’s Davis Cup, defeated Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop 7-6(8), 6-2 in one hour and 23 minutes.

It marks Wawrinka’s first doubles title in more than a decade, dating back to Chennai, India in 2013. The 38-year-old Lausanne native also won the Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics alongside Roger Federer. Stricker captured his maiden tour-level doubles crown. The pair split €29,470 in prize money and earned 250 ATP Doubles Ranking points.


Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an


Ein Beitrag geteilt von Dominic Stricker (@domistricker)