Quito, Ecuador (SportsNetwork.com) – Victor Estrella Burgos outlasted top seed
Feliciano Lopez in the maiden final of the Ecuador Open on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Estrella Burgos claimed a 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5) victory to
become the oldest first-time winner on the ATP World Tour in the Open Era
(since 1968). Pancho Gonzalez, at 41, won the Los Angeles title in 1969, but
had already won titles pre-Open Era.
World No. 73 Estrella Burgos is the second player ranked outside the Top 50 to
win a title this year following World No. 63 Jiri Vesely, who won in Auckland
The 33-year-old Lopez fell to 4-8 all-time in finals.
Estrella Burgos took home $80,000 with the victory.