February 08, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Victor Estrella Burgos became of the oldest first-time winner of an ATP event in the Open Era, beating top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Sunday in the Ecuador Open final.

The 34-year-old Dominican won 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) in his first ATP final. He was the first Dominican to reach a top-level ATP final.

Seeded No. 8, Estrella Burgos defeated Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final.

Tennis' Open Era began in 1968 when professional and amateurs could play in all tournaments.

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