Turkish delight for new ATP victor Sugita in Antalya

Yuichi Sugita celebrated the first ATP World Tour title of his career with a straight-sets victory over Adrian Mannarino in the Antalya Open final.

The Japanese needed just over an hour and a half to secure a 6-1 7-6 (7-4) victory over Mannarino, who himself was vying for a maiden title.

Sugita, who was leading in a deciding set against Marcos Baghdatis in Friday's semi-final before his opponent retired with apparent heatstroke, broke twice in a dominant first set.

It looked as though Mannarino was poised for a fightback when he broke for a 4-2 lead in the second, but Sugita fought straight back and went on to clinch the breaker.

Sugita can now turn his attention towards a first-round tie with Brydan Klein at Wimbledon.

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