Tennis 2021 is ending, a year that is leaving a lot of cloth to cut, and we bring you which tennis players achieved their first ATP title this season.
The first one was Daniel Evans (26th), who after having lost the two finals he previously played, in Sidney 2017 and Delray Beach 2019, managed to cut the streak in the Melbourne ATP 250: defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime (11th) 6-2, 6-3.
After the British followed the Argentine Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (91 °), who at the age of 19 and in his first ATP tournament, was consecrated in the 250 de Córdoba after beating Albert Ramos-Viñolas (44 °) 6-0, 2-6 in the final and 6-2.
Another of those who celebrated for the first time in this 2021 was the Australian Alexei Popyrin (59 °): with 21 years (now 22), he consecrated himself in the 250 from Singapore after beating Aleksandr Bublik (36th) 4-6, 6-0 and 6-2. Russian Aslan Karatsev (15th), one of the revelations, won the Dubai 500 against Lloyd Harris by 6-3 and 6-2.
Having lost the Delray Beach final earlier this year, Sebastian Korda (39th) won the 250th trophy from Parma by beating Marco Cecchinato (98th) 6-2, 6-4. Another great revelation was Cameron Norrie (12th): with six finals in 2021, he won the Los Cabos 250th over Brandon Nakashima (63rd) by 6-2 and 6-2.
Carlos Alcaraz (32 °), perhaps the future of world tennis, he also won his first ATP trophy this season: a his barely 18 years, was consecrated in the 250 of Umag after crushing Richard Gasquet (74 °) with a double 6-2. Belarusian tennis, from the hand of Ilya Ivashka (45 °) also celebrated: at the 250 Winston-Salem, where he beat Mikael Ymer (93rd) 6-0 and 6-2.
At the Astana 250, South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon (53rd) lifted the cup when he defeated James Duckworth (47th) 7-6 (6) 6-3. And finally, American Tommy Paul recently defeated Denis Shapovalov (18th) in the Stockholm final 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2.