The German tennis player defeated Daniel Galan to become the new champion at the Sarasota Challenger (7-6(1), 6-1).
Sarasota hosted the American tournament’s grand final on green clay, and it did so with two players who already know what it’s like to win matches at the ATP level, like the Colombian. Dani Galan and German Daniel Altmaier. Both players had shown a good level throughout the tournament and the final was the last step to see which player won on the green American clay.
Altmaier takes the win and the title
Galan and Altmaier squared off for the fourth time, with H2H favoring the German and all of his precedents involving three sets. The duel began with both tennis players holding their serves comfortably in the first few games until finally Altmaier managed a break that helped him get on the scoreboard. However, the happiness did not last long. as the Colombian tennis player managed to break the next game and restore parity on the scoreboard. The tie-break ended up deciding the first round, where Altmaier ended up winning thanks to his good work in the hot moments of the set.
The second set got off to the best possible start for Altmaier as he took advantage of good momentum to break his rival’s serve in the early stages of the set. after saving several break balls in the previous game. The German’s greater efficiency translated into another break against the unpredictable Galan, who seemed to give up before Altmaier’s good level on the other side of the net. The games continued, and another break in favor of the German player ended up finishing and deciding the final, which saw the Teuton crowned the winner on the Sarasota green.