Alcaraz won the final match with a score of 6:2, 6:2, where he once again showed the splendor of his talent why he is called the future star of Spanish tennis. Gasquet's defeat was also brought about by fatigue after yesterday's three-hour semifinal match, so the 35-year-old Frenchman had no answer to the aggressive and hearty game of almost twice as young Alcaraz, who needed only an hour and 20 minutes to win.
“It's a great feeling, I'm very happy with this win, my first ATP title and I'm enjoying this moment. I had a lot of good moments in the tournament, I beat five really good tennis players and I my play developed this week!” - said Carlos Alcaraz after the victory.
“I had a tough match, Carlos played very fast and with a lot of energy. That was the key to his victory, he is a great player and a player of the future. I believe he will be in the top 10 soon, he has the potential to win Grand Slam titles soon.” - Gasquet stated after the match.
The winner of the second edition of the ITF Wheelchair Croatia Open Umag tournament by HEP is Austrian Josef Riegler. In the final match played at the Stella Maris Resort, Josef defeated Italian Ivan Tratter 6:0, 6:1.
During the final match of the main tournament, a special INA event was held in which a lucky fan found a voucher for an INA card worth HRK 1,000 under his seat, which can be used at all INA gas stations.
Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag has an additional humanitarian element this year as well. The humanitarian action “As za spas,” in cooperation with HEP, sponsor and friend of the Umag ATP tournament, raises funds for humanitarian purposes by adding up aces from all matches that are rewarded with money, and 253 aces have been served at the 31st edition of the Umag tournament during the week.
After the final match, the last evening of the Open Air Music music program started, where the Umag audience had fun with Funk&Disco Classics until 2 o'clock after midnight.