NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Steve Johnson of the United States won his first ATP title with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the grass-court Nottingham Open on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Californian capitalized on two of his three break chances, all of which came in the second set after the first set went with serve. Johnson broke for 2-1, but his Uruguayan opponent broke back for 4-4 and held on until the 11th game before being broken a second time.
Johnson, seeded sixth, sealed the victory in the following game on his second match point.
The tournament in central England is a warmup for Wimbledon, where Johnson opens against Malek Jaziri of Tunisia on Monday.