Zagreb Indoors: Garcia-Lopez beats Seppi to win fourth career title

BY foxsports • February 8, 2015


Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Zagreb Indoors for his fourth career ATP title.

The third-seeded Garcia-Lopez rallied from 4-1 down in the first-set tiebreaker, winning six straight points to clinch the set.

Seppi earned the first break of the match for a 3-2 lead in the second, but Garcia-Lopez responded again by winning the next four games. He clinched the win when Seppi sent a backhand into the net.

It was the last of 40 unforced errors by fifth-seeded Italian.

''It was a difficult match. I think he played very good tactically,'' Seppi said. ''Sure it did not feel nice to lose the set after being 4-1 up. At 4-3 we played a long rally ... I was still pretty calm after I lost the set, I was even a break up in the second, but I lost concentration in the middle of the second set.''

Garcia-Lopez was consistent in long rallies and played patiently from the baseline.

Both players were below 50 percent on first serve while Garcia-Lopez converted 2 out of 5 break points, Seppi 1 of 2.

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