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Diaz Acosta becomes 2nd left-handed Argentina Open champion


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Wild card Facundo Díaz Acosta won his first ATP singles title on Sunday by beating Chile's Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open.

The ATP said that the 23-year-old Argentine became only the second left-handed champion — after Rafael Nadal — at the Buenos Aires tournament.

Diaz Acosta began the week with a career-high ranking of 87. He is set to rise to No. 59 when the rankings are released Monday.

Third-seeded Jarry was chasing his fourth ATP title.

Diaz Acosta's victory was easier than expected against Jarry, who struggled to compete after beating defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals.

Alcaraz is now set to compete at the Rio Open in Brazil, also on clay, which he won in 2022.

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