Chile’s Nicolas Jarry (ATP 54) claimed his third ATP Tour title – and his third on clay – on Saturday, beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (1) 6-1.
“I’m obviously very happy,” said the Chilean afterwards. “It’s been a long road to get here. “Today is reward for the hard work I’ve put in to get back to my best.” Knocked out in the first rounds at Madrid and Rome recently – both times by players outside the Top 100 – Jarry reversed his fortunes this week, accounting for the No.6, 1, 3 and 4 seeds, including two previous winners of the tournament. Tallon Griekspoor (withdrawal), Casper Ruud, Alexander Zverev and Dimitrov make for quite a quartet of victims.
Just as he has been all week, the Chilean was in commanding form against the Bulgarian. “I think I’ve only played one bad set all tournament, against Ruud,” he said “It’s very encouraging for the future.” After two matches lasting nearly three hours, Dimitrov could be forgiven for feeling a little heavy-legged. That did not prevent him from clawing back a break in the first set, but there was no way back for him after a one-sided first-set tiebreak went Jarry’s way. With his high-octane serve firing to perfection, Jarry was too hot to handle for his opponents this week.
And so the 2023 Gonet Geneva Open ended on a high note, as the 2019 runner-up took the title. With a total of 30,000 spectators attending across the week, the Geneva tournament continues to cement its place in the local cultural and sporting landscape and is now one of the city’s main events of the year.