Marcel Granollers battled Juan Monaco for over three hours before finally coming out on top in front of his Spanish fans 6-2, 4-6, 7-6. Granollers claimed some impressive scalps on his way to the final including Dolgopolov, Cilic, Monfils and Del Potro to claim the title and his biggest career moment.
Monaco held the early lead in the third set until losing the advantage in the eighth game with both players then holding strong to force a tie break.
“Winning here has been the biggest achievement in my whole career. It was a difficult moment for me, being a break down in the third. I kept fighting and at the end, I played very good. Juan is a great player who fights for every point. There were very long games. The match was settled in the very last moment.
To win a title in Spain is very nice and special, as my family was with me today. The crowd helped me a lot during the week so thanks to them.”