SANTO DOMINGO/STARNBERG, August 22, 2022
Pedro Cachin clinched the title of the the 2022 Republica Dominicana Open presented by Milex, the biggest ATP Challenger Tour event in Latin America hosted by the Santo Domingo Tennis Club – La Bocha. The No. 2 seed of the $159,360 clay-court tournament emerged victorious from an all-Argentine singles final with Marco Trungelliti 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 on Sunday.
Cachin battled his way to the championship match trough the bottom half of the draw with wins over Austrian Gerald Melzer, Andrea Giannessi of Italy as well as his compatriots Facundo Mena and Tomas Martin Etcheverry.
The World No. 88 withstood seven aces in the title match, broke Trungelliti’s serve five times and won eight point more than his rival to prevail after two hours and one minute.
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“First of all congratulations to Marco (Trungelliti) for a spectacular week and for the level of the tournament it was, especially because it is difficult to come back from an injury and do a final again and that has merit,” Cachin said.“Every time I can I come to this tournament, although the previous times I did not have good results, but it has always been a pleasure for me to come because they make us feel at home. “What was seen on the central court, not only today but also in the previous days, but today they highlighted it (…) this is a spectacular and unique tournament that makes us want to come.”
Cachin celebrated his fifth ATP Challenger career title, his fourth of the season following his triumphs at the Open Comunidad de Madrid in Spain, the Prague Open in the Czech Republic and at the Internazionali di Tennis Città di Todi in Italy.
The 27-year-old from Bell Ville pocketed $21,600 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Ranking points to reach a new career-high ranking of World No. 66.
— Pedro Cachin (@pecachin1) August 22, 2022