Santiago, Chile (Sports Network) - Tommy Robredo pulled out a three-set victory over Santiago Giraldo in the championship match of the $450,000 Movistar Open, the first clay-court event on the 2011 ATP World Tour calendar.
The sixth-seeded Robredo was down 5-3 in the third set, but broke Giraldo, then held serve. He eventually triumphed in the tiebreak to claim a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) victory.
"I am a bit disappointed, as I served for the match at 5-3. I think my lack of experience played a part at that time," Giraldo said. "I maybe got a bit tense and it went against me."
The Spaniard Robredo claimed his 10th career title and first of the season, and earned $68,850 for the victory.
"Extremely happy about this 10th title," Robredo said. "Ten is a very nice number and it feels good to lift the trophy again."
Giraldo, seeded eighth, had won the only previous matchup between the players -- during the 2010 Australian Open -- but the loss leaves him still without an ATP championship.
02/06 20:33:46 ET