It was Almagro who then dominated the second set, breaking Giles’s serve in the second game and holding his own to take a 3-0 lead. Giles, on the other hand, missed crucial chances to break, but still managed to put up a strong fight and won 4 straight games. This turned the match to a 4-3 lead for the Spaniard.
However, Almagro managed a brilliant come-back and gave nothing away in the remaining set. The Spaniard finished off the set 6-4, taking the match into the final set. The player managed four aces along with 75% of first service points in the set he won.
In the third set, Simon held his own and managed to break Almagro’s serve to establish a 2-0 lead. The French International then held all of his remaining serves and didn’t let Almagro gain a lead. Simon then served out the remainder of the game, winning the set and match 6-4.
"I feel very, very good. I had to win so many tough matches this week. Today, the final was really hard to win. I had to play my best tennis to win and I'm proud to win this tournament," stated the Frenchman in his post-match conference.
"It was a high intensity final. I think Nicolas played very good tennis, very consistent. I knew before he could hit very hard, but also, he didn't miss anything, so I really had to fight hard on every point. We played almost three hours and it was a really, really hard match," added Simon.