Bastad Open: First tournament win for Benoit Paire
Frenchman Benoit Paire won the first ATP Tour title of his career at the Bastad Open on Sunday, defeating Spanish veteran Tommy Roberdo 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 in the final.
The victory brought the curtain down on a fine week on the claycourts for the Frenchman, ranked 62nd in the world at the start of it.
He defeated four higher-ranked players in top seed David Goffin of Belgium, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan and defending champion Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay before seeing off Robredo.
Paire saw his 2014 season ruined by injuries but the win on Sunday will boost his ranking and he should get close to his best-ever position of 24th in the world.