06/25 13:24 CDT Johnson wins 1st ATP title at Nottingham Open
Johnson wins 1st ATP title at Nottingham Open
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
The tournament in central England is a warmup for Wimbledon, where Johnson
opens against Malek Jaziri of Tunisia on Monday.