Canadian Steven Diez finished as runner-up at the $25,000 ITF Futures event in Sabadell that ran from September 26-October 1 in Catalonia, Spain. Diez suffered a 6-3, 7-6(5) defeat at the hands of Spanish opponent Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol in Sunday’s final.
Searching for his first Futures title of the year, Diez was stumped when Gutierrez-Ferrol set the tone by capturing two breaks early in the first set.
While Diez put up a fight in the second, the 28-year-old Spaniard maintained control and dismissed Diez after an hour and thirty-five minutes of play. It is the 15th ITF Futures title for Gutierrez-Ferrol.
The $25,000 Sabadell Future ran from September 25 – October 1 in Sabadell, Spain. For full results and complete draws, please visit the official ITF tournament website.