[Yahoo] Qualifier Almagro wins Valencia Open (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-16-2006, 06:16 PM
Qualifier Nicolas Almagro won his first ATP title Sunday, beating Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 6-2 at the Valencia Open. The 20-year-old Spaniard, ranked 77th, easily won the first set and broke his opponent again in the first game of the second set at Valencia Tennis Club. Earlier in the tournament, Almagro beat Marat Safin and Juan Carlos Ferrero.