Tennis: Marius Copil (former top 60) wins Portimão International Open

Final was resolved in 1h24, with the partials of 7-5 and 6-2

Marius Copil and Alexey Vatutin (from left to right)

Romanian tennis player Marius Copil, who reached the top 60 of the ATP rankings, won this Sunday, March 13, the Portimão International Open, beating Russian Alexey Vatutin in the final.

At the age of 31, Marius Copil — currently ranked 260th in the ATP rankings — returned to the ITF circuit for the first time since May 2016 and successfully completed his passage through the Algarve tournament by beating Russian Alexey Vatutin (316th) by 7 -5 and 6-2.

This Sunday's final, resolved in 1h24, allowed the Romanian tennis player to win his seventh career singles title and the first since winning the Challenger in Budapest, Hungary, in October 2016.

On the ITF circuit, the Portimão M25 International Open was the first achievement since 2010.

On Saturday, Yu Hsiou Hsu, from Taipei, and Nail Oberleitner, from Austria, confirmed their status as the first seeds and defeated the Austrian Maximilian Neuchrist and the German Kai Wehneit 6-3, 3-6 and 10-7 to win the pair title.