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Swiss Open final: Pedro Cachin wins first career title, beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas



Swiss Open final: Pedro Cachin wins first career title, beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas

In his first tour-level final at age 28, Pedro Cachin claimed his first title on Sunday by defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 at the Swiss Open, then shared a kiss of victory next to his pet dog.

A tearful Kashin shared heartwarming hugs with both her partner and her sister, then cuddled up with their Frenchie dog, who was also present at the match sitting in the family area.

“Thanks, of course (to) my girlfriend, my sister, and my dog,” Cashin said in his trophy acceptance speech in reference to his pet Tango, named after his native Argentina’s signature dance. “They came from Barcelona last night (Saturday), so it was a long journey but an incredible journey.”

After his serve failed to drop the first set, Cachin spent eight straight matches as Ramos-Vinolas, 35, sought treatment for his bandaged left foot.

Kashin led 4-3 on a break in the decider, but broke to take a 6-5 lead due to a wild Ramos-Vinolas forehand. %2 .com %2Fnews%2Farticles%2Fpedro-cachin-reclaims-the-first-title-in-Care-beating-albert-ramos-vinolas-swiss-open

The 90th-ranked Argentine won the title on sunny Gstaad in the Swiss Alps with a court backhand. Kashin celebrated by falling to the ground and lying on his back as the first tears flowed.

He woke up with red dust stuck to his white shirt. The win would lift Kashin to the 54th career best he achieved last year. His career was slowed by neck and ankle injuries, and he was the first to break into the top 100 a year earlier.

Kashin was a clay court pro, with six career titles in the Division II Challenger, and his first ATP win also came on his favorite court.

Kashin’s previous match before going to Gstaad was on Center Court at Wimbledon, where Novak Djokovic beat him in straight sets in the first round.

Ramos-Vinolas broke Kashin twice in the first set as the left-hander made a powerful save at his opponent’s feet, heading into the net.

Ramos-Viñolas saw his record on the last touchdown fall to 4-8. All of the Spaniard’s 79 titles have been won on clay, including at Gstaad 2019.