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Guido Pella wins first career title at Brazil Open

Argentina Open 2019

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - FEBRUARY 16: Guido Pella of Argentina takes a backhand shot during a semifinal match against Marco Cecchinato of Italy as part of Argentina Open ATP 250 2019 at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on February 16, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

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SAO PAULO -- Third seed Guido Pella of Argentina claimed his first professional title at the Brazil Open on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Pella beat Chile’s Christian Garin 7-5, 6-3 in an all-South American final.

The last time an Argentine player lifted the trophy was Federico Delbonis five years ago.

It was only the second meeting of the two finalists. The previous occasion saw Pella win in the second round of last year’s Argentina Open.