- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) - Steve Johnson of the United States won his first ATP title with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the grass-court Nottingham Open on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Californian capitalized on two of his three break chances, all of which came in the second set after the first set went with serve. Johnson broke for 2-1, but his Uruguayan opponent broke back for 4-4 and held on until the 11th game before being broken a second time.

Johnson, seeded sixth, sealed the victory in the following game on his second match point.

The tournament in central England is a warmup for Wimbledon, where Johnson opens against Malek Jaziri of Tunisia on Monday.

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