Ruud beats Sousa at Argentina Open for 1st title


BUENOS AIRES — Norwegian Casper Ruud clinched his first title by beating lucky loser Pedro Sousa 6-1, 6-4 in the Argentina Open final on Sunday.

Ruud, 21, didn’t face a break point in his nine service games and broke his Portuguese opponent three times.

Eighth-seeded Ruud reached the final in Buenos Aires after beating Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero in the semifinals.

Sousa, 31, ranked 145th, had a walkover in his semifinal against top-seeded Diego Schwartzman.

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