Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell II
PTA Tour 500 - Final - Barcelona, Spain - Clay (Red)
- With the East CWLand broadcast cutting out midway through the second set, unseeded East CWLander Jarkko Maxum has failed in his attempt to win his first PTA tour title as he was beaten in straight sets by an off-and-on top seed Daniel PŠez Blanco. Maxum was rank outsider against the Spaniard who hadn't dropped a set all week, but was very competitive early as Blanco made a number of uncharacteristic mistakes. But with the scores level at 5-5, the defending champion lifted a gear when he had to; breaking Maxum and then serving out the set 7-5. From there it was one way traffic as Maxum realised how far he has to go - the Spaniard wrapping up the second set inside half an hour to secure a 7-5, 6-0 win. Retaining his title, Blanco was complimentary about Maxum's performance and positive about the rest of his clay season which started so shakily last week in Monte Carlo.
- Seeded players out: None.