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Claro Open Colombia Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Claro Open Colombia
Bogota, Colombia

 

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 20 JULY 2014

Singles - Final

[WC] B Tomic (AUS) d [2] I Karlovic (CRO) 76(5) 36 76(4)

Doubles - Final

[3] S Groth (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS) d N Barrientos (COL) / J Cabal (COL) 76(5) 67(3) 11-9
 

AUSSIES SWEEP AS TOMIC WINS SECOND TITLE, GROTH/GUCCIONE CLAIM FIRST TEAM CROWN

       Bernard Tomic toppled defending champion Ivo Karlovic in two hours and 13 minutes for his second tour-level title, adding to a 2013 triumph in Sydney (d. Anderson).
       The 21 year old completed a strong week in Bogota, winning consecutive matches for the first time since undergoing double hip surgery in late January.
       The World No. 124 became the third player outside the Top 100 in the Emirates ATP Rankings to win a title this year, joining Pablo Cuevas (Bastad) and Martin Klizan (Munich).
       Karlovic suffered his first defeat in the Colombian capital, ending an eight-match win streak. He falls to 5-7 in finals on the ATP World Tour, dropping his fourth straight in 2014.
       A week after triumphing with countryman Lleyton Hewitt on the grass of Newport, Chris Guccione prevailed alongside fellow Australian Sam Groth.
       Guccione improved to 3-0 in tour-level doubles finals, winning with three different countrymen, while Groth claimed his maiden trophy.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Tomic: "He's a very difficult player. He won here last year. For me it was a difficult match. I kept trying and believing in myself. Against him, if you stop believing and trying he will beat you.

"It's my first tournament on hard courts since my surgeries in Australia. This title is huge and it's one I will always remember."

Karlovic: "It is difficult when you lose like this. I had a lot of opportunities in the beginning. All in all it was a great week. I was in the final again and I can only be happy. I really like the conditions here and hopefully I will be back next year."

Guccione: "Feels good. I'll be taking offers this time next year. I won a lot of Challengers this year, so it feels good to win a couple tour-level tournaments also."

Groth: "First tournament back together. We combine really well and we serve really well. We have a lot of fun playing together and I think that's key. Everyone from the tournament has been fantastic and I can't wait to come back."

 


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