Pedro Martínez won his first ATP Challenger title on Spanish soil as he beat compatriot Jaume Munar at the Puente Romano Tennis Club on Sunday afternoon. The player from Valencia picked up the AnyTech365 Marbella Tennis Open trophy after a two-sets victory (7-6 6-2) on centre court.
Martínez reached the final after seeing off Slovene Blaž Rola 7-6 4-6 6-3 in the quarters before a more straightforward 6-4 6-2 win over Spaniard Carlos Taberner in the semi-finals.
On the other side of the draw, Jaume Munar beat Alexandre Müller 6-4 6-4 in the semi-finals after the Frenchman eliminated rank outsider Carlos Gimeno Valero, the 19-year-old prospect who had sent world number 89 and tournament favourite Federico Coria packing in the round of 32.
With victory, Martínez sealed a career-best ATP ranking, rising to 82nd place. He also had another motive to celebrate, however, claiming the doubles trophy too. Alongside Gerard Granollers, the pair saw off Luis David Martínez and Fernando Romboli 6-3 6-4 in Saturday's final.
Martínez received his trophies in front of a limited number of spectators as the AnyTech365 Marbella Tennis Open welcomed socially distanced supporters into the Puente Romano complex for the final rounds of competition.