Diego Schwartzman, Los Cabos 2019

Third seed Diego Schwartzman only dropped one set en route to his third career title, his first on hard courts. After a bye in the first round, he defeated both Ernests Gulbis and Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets to reach the semifinal where he met fellow countryman and number 2 seed Guido Pella. He triumphed in the all-Argentine battle, coming out on top 6-3 3-6 6-1 to reach the final.
He then saved three set points in the final to defeat Taylor Fritz 7-6 6-3. The young American who knocked out number one seed Fabio Fognini in the semifinal was playing his third final of the year (win over Querrey in Eastbourne, loss to De Minaur in Atlanta).

“This feels really great because I’ll take a lot of confidence with me for the next tournaments,” said Schwartzman. “It was really important for me to come here and win big matches against the big guys. The title is like the cherry on top for me.”

In the doubles draw, Romain Arneodo and Hugo Nys saved two championship points to defeat top seeds Dominic Inglot and Austin Krajicek 7-5 5-7 16-14 and claim their first doubles title.

John Isner wins 4th Newport title

John Isner defeated Alexander Bublik to become the first player to win four Hall of Fame Open titles.
Playing in just his second tournament since April, Isner battled his way through three-consecutive three-set marathon matches to reach the final, firing off an impressive 64 aces in victories over Kamil Majchrzak, Matt Ebden and Ugo Humbert. The World number 15 would add five more aces en route to closing out Bublik in the final.

“My very first ATP Tour event was here in 2007 and I didn’t enjoy the courts that much back then because I didn’t know how to play on them,” said Isner. “To say that I’ve won this event four times isn’t something I thought would be possible.”

22-year-old Bublik defeated Alex Bolt, Viktor Troicki, Tennys Sandgren and Marcel Granollers en route to his first ATP final:

“It’s my first final and I’m going to remember this day forever,” said Bublik. “John’s a great player and he showed me how to play in the important tournaments.”

With this result, he will make his entry to the top 75 for the first time.
In the doubles draw,  Marcel Granollers and Sergiy Stakhovsky, playing for the first time together, clinched the title, defeating  Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela 6-7 6-4 13-11.

Andy Murray is back in style! 5 months after a tearful press conference in which he said he might never play again because of recurring injuries, Andy Murray made a magnificent comeback at Queen’s last week: he teamed up with Feliciano Lopez to capture the doubles trophy. Lopez also took the singles crown, beating Gilles Simon in the final.

Since January the Scot has a new clothing sponsor: three-year-old British startup Castore. The financial terms of the partnership have not been released, but according to the Financial Times the deal has four elements: appearance fees for playing while wearing Castore kit, performance-related bonuses, an undisclosed percentage of shares in Castore and advising its board, and a percentage of royalties for tennis gear branded with Sir Andy’s name. 

Castore’s Queen’s capsule is available online.

Queen's 2019: Andy Murray outfit

Queen's 2019: Andy Murray outfit

Queen's 2019: Andy Murray outfit

Fabio Fognini Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Fabio Fognini switched from Hydrogen to Emporio Armani and is now an ambassador of the brand alongside his wife Flavia Pennetta. His Roland Garros outfit (my favorite of this year’s tournament along with the Le Coq Sportif kit) is now on pre-order on EA7 website:

The outfit Fabio wore in Rome is now also on sale:

Read more:
Guide to Roland Garros 2019

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Estoril Open 2019

Third career title, his first on clay for Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3 7-6.

This title means a lot to me. It’s on clay, it’s one of my preferred surfaces. It’s nice to have completed the clay-hard court title [sweep] that I’ve been fighting for. Next is grass, or maybe even more clay-court titles this year, that would be wonderful”

Millenium Estoril Open - The Finals!!!

 Millenium Estoril Open - The Finals!!!

 Millenium Estoril Open - The Finals!!!

 Millenium Estoril Open - The Finals!!!

Millenium Estoril Open - The Finals!!!

 Millenium Estoril Open - The Finals!!!

 Millenium Estoril Open - The Finals!!!

Tsitsipas may have won the tournament, but everybody was talking about THAT Cuevas shot, this insane fake smash no-look tweener:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxFhQylHJcf/

Photo credit: MNJ, all rights reserved to MNJ.

Read more:
2019 ATP clay-court season guide
Guide to Roland Garros 2019