Londero battles by Ramos-Vinolas

We’ll see a new champion crowned at the Swedish Open this year after 2016 winner Ramos-Vinolas bowed out to Londero on Saturday.

Having taken out the fourth seed and French veteran Richard Gasquet in the quarters, Juan Ignacio Londero was the slight underdog going into his semifinal clash with Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The pair traded breaks early in the first before Londero grabbed a vital break at 4-3 to put himself in prime position to take the opener. The Argentine did exactly so, gaining a one set to love lead after 40 minutes on Centre Court.

Seeking his second final appearance of the year, Londero played inspired tennis in the second set, dictating play with his versatile forehand. The Argentine would finish the match with numerous winners off of his stronger side. Holding serve with ease, Londero gave Ramos-Vinolas no free points as he scrambled while on the back foot, turning defense into offense and finishing several points with a deft touch at the net. All facets of the Argentine’s game were on full show.

Having called for the doctor down a set and a break at 6-3, 3-2 in the second, Ramos-Vinolas showed his fighting spirit in the final games but was no match for Londero. Without facing a single break point in the second set, Londero completed a routine, 6-3, 6-4, straight sets victory in one hour and 21 minutes. He’ll look to win his second title of the year on Sunday when he faces of against Nicolas Jarry.

ATP Staff
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