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Carreno Busta beats Krajinovic to win Hamburg European Open

Hamburg European Open - ATP Final

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 18: Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain celebrates with the trophhy during the single men’s final of the Hamburg European Open 2021 at Rothenbaum on July 18, 2021 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images for matchmakers)

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HAMBURG, Germany -- Pablo Carreno Busta continued to impress on clay with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Filip Krajinovic in the Hamburg European Open final.

The second-seeded Spaniard did not drop a set and converted all three of his break opportunities.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” Carreno Busta said. “I think that I worked very, very hard to finally win this title. It’s my first ATP 500 title.”

It’s Carreno Busta’s sixth title overall. The 29-year-old also won in Marbella in April and he has now claimed 17 clay-court wins this season after reaching the semifinals at Barcelona and Mallorca.

The sixth-seeded Krajinovic was playing in his fourth ATP tour final. He upset top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals but was unable to claim his first title.

“I hope it will come one day,” Krajinovic said.