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Báez beats Tiafoe in straight sets to win Estoril Open

Millennium Estoril Open 2022

ESTORIL, PORTUGAL - MAY 1: Sebastian Baez from Argentina competes against Frances Tiafoe from the United States during the Singles Final on day seven of the Millennium Estoril Open 2022 at Clube de Tenis do Estoril on May 1, 2022 in Estoril, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

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ESTORIL, Portugal - Sebastian Baez enjoyed a straight-set victory over American Frances Tiafoe to win the Estoril Open.

Baez won 6-3, 6-2 in 1 1/4 hours on the outdoor clay court for the 21-year-old Argentine’s first career title.

Tiafoe was playing in his fourth career final, and his second in Estoril. He lost the 2018 final to Joao Sousa in straight sets. He won his only title at Delray Beach in 2018.

Baez converted four of five break chances and hit four aces to beat the 24-year-old Tiafoe, who struggled with his serve.

Tiafoe had reached the final after beating countryman Sebastian Korda 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 after saving three match points on Saturday.