Paul wins first ATP title in Stockholm

By: AFP      Published: 12:11 AM, 14 Nov, 2021
USA Tommy Paul
USA's Tommy Paul poses with the trophy after winning his singles final match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov (not in picture) at the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament in Stockholm

America's Tommy Paul won his maiden ATP Tour title on Saturday with a three-set victory over 2019 champion and third seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada.

World number 52 Paul triumphed 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to cap a memorable week in which he had knocked out three-time major winner Andy Murray in the last-eight.

He took that form into his semi-final against eighth-seeded compatriot Frances Tiafoe to win in three sets.

"I played some of my best tennis to beat Denis," said Paul

"It's the most fun I've had playing a tournament. It means everything to win my first title. I've worked so hard to achieve this and I'd like to break into the Top 30 at some point."

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