2021 ATP250 Geneva Open title winner: Norway's Rod Ruud defeated Shapovalov in straight sets 7-6 (6) 6-4 to win his second tour singles title after the Argentina Open in February 2020. Rood returns to No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Monday; Canadian players have lost 18 of their last 19 ATP men's singles finals.
Rood and Shapovalov, both 22-year-olds, met in the final. In the first set, both sides held their serve for the first 12 games without even letting their opponents see a break point, forcing a tie-break. Leading 6-2 in the tiebreak, rud missed a series of sets but still managed to win the first set 8-6 by a narrow margin.
In the second set, Ruud relied on his only break in the fifth game to win 6-4 to beat Shapovalov in straight sets. Shapovalov had lost the last two of his three career tour singles finals and Ruud improved his record in tour singles finals to 2-2.
The Geneva ATP250 victory is the second tour title of Rudder's career, adding to his record 32 victories in the 2020 and 2021 clay-court seasons.
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