|Singles – Final
[Q] Y. Nishioka (JPN) d P. Herbert (FRA) 75 26 64
Doubles – Final
Yoshihito Nishioka became the sixth qualifier to win a tour-level title this season at the Shenzhen Open, beating Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Sunday.
“I believe this is the beginning,” said Nishioka. “[Now I will] try to win [ATP World Tour] 500 and [Masters] 1000 events… This is a very happy [moment] and I believe I can win more.”
Nishioka, who tore his left ACL just 18 months ago at the 2017 Miami Open presented by Itaú, dropped seven straight games after leading 7-5, 2-0, but recovered well to record the biggest win of his career over two hours and 20 minutes.
This time last year, Nishioka missed the Asian Swing as he made progress with his rehab. But now, the 23-year-old stands with his first ATP World Tour title after notching seven victories in eight days from qualifying.