Moro Canas Secures Maiden Title At Roma Tennis Garden

Alejandro Moro Canas (photo: Florian Heer)

ROME/STARNBERG, April 28, 2024

Alejandro Moro Canas clinched his maiden title on the Pro Circuit by winning the title of the Roma Tennis Garden ATP Challenger Tour clay-court event. The 23-year-old Spaniard defeated Lithuanian qualifier Vilius Gaubas 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday’s championship match at the Tennis Club Garden in Rome, Italy.

Starting his campaign as an alternate in the main draw, Moro Canas advanced to the final with wins in the top half of the draw over top seed Zsombor Piros of Hungary, Dutch qualifier Ryan Nijboer, No. 5 seed Jesper de Jong from the Netherlands and home favourite Stefano Travaglia.

Moro Canas, who stunned 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem in his tour-level main draw debut at the BMW Open in Munich two weeks ago, struck five aces and won 59 per cent of his first-service points to secure a well-deserved victory that marks a significant milestone in his burgeoning career. The encounter lasted two hours and six minutes.

“I am very excited to win my first ATP Challenger. I am very happy. It was a very special week for me. I hope for many more to come,” Moro Canas said.

With this impressive achievement, Moro Canas has announced his arrival on the professional tennis circuit. He earned €10,200 in prize money as well as 75 ATP Ranking points.