World No. 32 Albert Ramos-Vinolas staged a stunning comeback to beat Alejandro Tabilo and win Cordoba. Ramos-Vinolas, seeded at No. 6, edged out world No. 112 Tabilo 4-6 6-3 6-4. Ramos-Vinolas was down by a break in the second set but he recovered to win the second and force a decider.
Ramos-VInolas was then down by two breaks in the third set but he recovered to complete a comeback win. "I'm really happy. Incredible for me to have the fourth title. It was very difficult today," Ramos-Vinolas said, according to the ATP website.
"I was almost lost, and somehow I came back. I cannot be more happy."
Ramos-Vinolas pulled off a stunning comeback
"I don't know [how I came back] to be honest. I think I played a little bit more aggressive from 1-4 [in the third].
He missed some first serves. He was serving good and I started to return a little bit more aggressively than before," Ramos-Vinolas said. "When [I came back from] 1-4 to 3-4, I was feeling I had a chance." Tabilo, 24, failed to win the title but he was happy with his week.
Tabilo made his maiden ATP final in Cordoba as a qualifier "It was a tough match. Still pretty happy with the whole week. Had a few chances at the end, but fell short. Still a positive match," Tabilo said. "Obviously there are little details to finish the match, which took over, a little bit of nerves.
I've just got to learn from these mistakes, get some experience and hopefully next time I can do better." Ramos-Vinolas' run to the Cordoba title also included wins over Andrej Martin, Juan Pablo Varillas, Lorenzo Sonego and Juan Ignacio Londero.
"For me it was a very good week here last year and this year also. I'm really happy I made the final last year," Ramos-Vinolas said. "It's not revenge for me."