His win marks the youngest by an American since Andy Roddick won the 2002 Houston tournament at age 19. "I got a lot of love this week. I am really happy I got over that line," he said. "It is going to be a good night. The next couple of days I am going to enjoy this." Gojowczyk has been a thorn in the side of the Americans on the ATP Tour for some time. Going into Sunday's final, he held an eight match win streak over US opponents. He reached the Florida final by beating John Isner, Steve Johnson and Reilly Opelka as his maiden title capped off the best two weeks of his young career.
20-y.o. Marylander Frances Tiafoe wins his first ATP title, beating Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 6-4 in the Delray Beach final.— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) February 25, 2018
Beat del Potro, Chung, and Shapovalov en route.
Up to #61 in ATP rankings. pic.twitter.com/XSpzg5nIeF
"He beat all the Americans so I am happy I stopped that," said Tiafoe. Tiafoe hammered 13 aces, won 89 percent of his first-serve points in the 61 minute match. Gojowczyk, 28, had his serve broken four times and earned just nine points (39 percent) on his second serve. This was the first meeting on the ATP Tour between the two. They played twice previously on the lower level circuits in 2016 with each winning once.
Frances Tiafoe has done it! The 20yo completes a dream week with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Peter Gojowczyk in 61 minutes to win his maiden ATP title in Delray Beach.February 25, 2018
R1: Matthew Ebden ✓
R2: Juan Martin Del Potro ✓
QF: Hyeon Chung ✓
SF: Denis Shapovalov ✓
F: Peter Gojowczyk ✓ pic.twitter.com/ctgnfoRdqH