Munar Earns San Marino Tennis Open Title

Jaume Munar (photo: San Marino Tennis Open)


Jaume Munar is the champion of the 30th edition of the €145,000 Internazionali di Tennis San Marino Open. The 26-year-old Spaniard defeated Andrea Pellegrino of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in Sunday’s singles final. Munar’s victory allows him to join the ranks of previous winners, succeeding Russian Pavel Kotov of Russia, who triumphed twelve months ago.

The No. 2 seed of the ATP Challenger Tour 125 clay-court event battled his way to the championship match with wins in the bottom half of the draw over Francesco Passaro of Italy, Nikolas Sanchez Izquierdo from Spain, Argentine Federico Delbonis and his compatriot Daniel Rincon.

Munar capitalized on five of his 11 break-point chances and won 59 per cent of the total points played to seal victory in one hour and 34 minutes.

“Congratulations to Jaume, he played really well and had a nearly flawless match. Nonetheless, I am satisfied with my week, and I sincerely thank everyone for their support and the organization of the tournament,” said Pellegrino.

“I had a fantastic week in San Marino, and this title means a lot to me in a rather challenging season. Challenger events have become increasingly competitive, and this tournament is no exception, with facilities, a great audience, and overall services that can easily match those of an ATP 250 event,” said Munar.

The Mallorca native claimed his ninth career title on the ATP Challenger Tour, with eight of them earned on clay, including the one he secured last year in Perugia. Munar pocketed €19,650 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Ranking points.