Fledgling local tennis star Alejandro Davidovich put his Wimbledon disappointment behind him as he came out on top in the Open Málaga de Tenis Rincón Dental tournament held at Inacua over the weekend.
Davidovich saw off 15-year-old Carlos Alcaraz from Murcia in the final, 6-2, 6-6 (7-6).
The Malaga talent entered directly at the semifinal stage where he triumphed over Pedro Domínguez, to set up a final against the sensation of the tournament.
Having beaten Luis Diego Chávez and Tote Domínguez in the quarter and semifinals, respectively, Alcaraz won over the hearts of many on his journey to the final.
Despite falling comfortably in the first set, Alcaraz put up a fight in the second, forcing a tie-breaker which Davidovich ultimately won.
"On a good run"
The win, at a venue he calls his "second home", comes during a "good run" for Davidovich. "I'm in the best shape I've been in all season. I'm not carrying any injuries and I feel great," he told SUR.
Despite having been eliminated in the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon by veteran Canadian Peter Polansky, Davidovich believes the experience was positive, one that he can use to develop his game further: "Every day we suffer a little bit to push ourselves to a higher level."
"I have climbed a lot of places on the ATP ranking and in a short space of time I've got some of my best results to date."