Dima Wins Sibiu Open

Dragos Dima (photo: Sebastian Marcovici / Focus Events)

SIBIU, September 24, 2018

Local wild card entry Dragos Dima has clinched his maiden title on the ATP Challenger Tour, winning the 2018 Sibiu Open. In Sunday’s singles final of the €43,000 clay-court event, the 26-year-old from Romania beat Dutch qualifier Jelle Sels 6-3, 6-2.

Dima won 73 per cent of his first service points and broke his opponent six times to secure victory in one hour and 12 minutes. The Bucharest resident collects €6,190 in prize money as well as 80 ATP-Ranking points.

“It was a tough day. I was pretty nervous, as it was a special day for me. I had a difficult start, as he was more aggressive than me but I managed to turn things around,” Dima said and was happy to clinch his first Challenger title.

“It’s crazy I can’t describe it in words. It was a long week. I didn’t have too much time to think about it. I just played my matches, did my best and in the end enjoyed the result.”