‘It’s an incredible achievement,’ says Thiago Seyboth Wild after capping off dream week with title
Thiago Seyboth Wild started the Chile Open with just one ATP Tour-level win under his belt, but by the end of the week he not only took his record to 7-5, he also walked away with the title.
The Brazilian claimed his first top-level win in Rio last week and, after receiving a wildcard to the Santiago event, he repaid the organisers’ faith by going all the away.
Seyboth Wild became the youngest Brazilian to win an ATP title as he beat second seed Casper Ruud 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and 17 minutes.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 1, 2020
After the match started with three consecutive breaks with Seyboth Wild initially having the edge, Ruud drew level at 3-3 and then claimed the set in game 12.
However, the 2018 US Open Junior champion claimed a single break in game nine of the second set to draw level and an early break in the third set all but sealed the deal.
“It’s an incredible achievement. It’s something I’ve always dreamed about,” Seyboth Wild said. “I need to just take the best from the week and keep on going for the rest of the season.
“As the matches went by and I was feeling myself on court, I felt like I could go step by step. When I got to the final, I needed to play it just like another match, like I had been playing the whole week and take my chances.”
French Open news: Home hopes dented with Gael Monfils withdrawal
French No 1 Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Lyon Open and Roland Garros.
ATP finally make a decision on Queen’s and Eastbourne – but Wimbledon are still waiting
Russian and Belarusian players were last month banned from competing at Wimbledon.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s Lyon farewell ends in heartbreaking first round loss
It ends early for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Lyon.
Daniil Medvedev seeks time on court ahead of French Open
Geneva holds great importance for Daniil Medvedev’s hopes of a French Open triumph.
Iga Swiatek is setting example for mental health focus psychologist feels
Psychologist Daria Abramowicz travels with Iga Swiatek as a key part of her support team.
Wimbledon ban: Novak Djokovic plays down suggestions of boycott, saying ‘there are better solutions’
Wimbledon “very strict”, but Novak Djokovic says boycott is unlikely.
2022 French Open: When does it take place, the defending champions, who are absent, TV channels, prize money
Everything you need to know about the French Open.
Novak Djokovic for Eurovision? Nole shows off vocal skills while his son Stefan wins his first-ever tournament
A sunshine double for Novak Djokovic and family.
Laura Robson retires from tennis: ‘It feels weird to say out loud, but I’m done, I’m retired’
Laura Robson reached the top 30 as a teenager but has been troubled by injury.
French Open tournament director ‘crossing fingers’ to have Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros main draw
Rafael Nadal still touch-and-go for French Open.