June 23, 2017

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Wins Zagreb Title

Guillermo Garcia Lopez

(February 8, 2015) Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat Andreas Seppi of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win the Zagreb Indoors on Sunday for his fourth career ATP title.

Garcia–Lopez rebounded from a 1-4 deficit in the first set tiebreak, winning the next six points

“This was very emotional,” said the Spaniard “He played good tennis to get to 4-1 in the tiebreaker, and I think it was very important to win the long rally at 4-3. When I broke back in the second set I think he was very disappointed.”

“I have never played good against him, I was not in good shape,” the 31-year-old Garcia-Lopez noted after never having beaten Seppi in four previous meetings. “His style is not good for my game, he is solid from both sides. Today I tried to change the rhythm.”

“This is only my fourth title during my whole career so of course it was an emotional moment,” said the world No. 33. “I was thinking about those moments when you are working hard, practicing a lot, spending a lot of hours on court. Every title is of course a really good moment for players, so this one is a nice one, for sure.”

“I was a bit tired mentally and physically by the end of the second set,” Seppi said. “I tried to stay calm but I felt like I had no energy.