Belgium’s David Goffin captured his fifth ATP title but first in more than three years with victory over Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the Montpellier final in Sunday.
Goffin, the 30-year-old world number 15, saw off top seed and 13th-ranked Bautista Agut 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
“I gave it my all today. In a final you have to seize your opportunities and that’s what I did,” said Goffin who fired 13 aces past his 32-year-old opponent.
“I have been through difficult days and weeks so I’m glad I got back to this level.”
His first ATP Tour title since 2017 🙌
Well deserved, @David__Goffin 👏
— ATP Tour (@atptour) February 28, 2021
It was Goffin’s first title since Tokyo in October 2017 and a welcome boost after suffering a first round exit to Alexei Popyrin at the Australian Open.