Claro Open Colombia
RESULTS - SUNDAY,
20 JULY 2014
Singles - Final
[WC] B Tomic (AUS) d
 I Karlovic (CRO) 76(5) 36 76(4)
Doubles - Final
 S Groth (AUS) / C Guccione
(AUS) d N Barrientos (COL) / J Cabal (COL) 76(5) 67(3)
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
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
"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
"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."
"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."
"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