Chile’s Jarry loses Brasil Open to Italy’s Fognini

SAO PAULO – Italy’s Fabio Fognini beat Chilean Nicolas Jarry 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Brasil Open for the first time.

The final of the clay tournament in Sao Paulo was the first matchup between the two.

“It is never easy to win a tournament. I managed to wait for Jarry’s serve to be less effective, that was the secret,” Fognini said after the match.

Fognini, 30, who had not dropped a set all week before the final, has now won six ATP World Tour titles and twice in South America, having triumphed in Vina del Mar in 2014.

Jarry, 22, was trying to win his first trophy on the tour.