It was also Sonego’s first triumph on hard courts after wins on grass and clay and came in his fifth tour-level final.

The 19th edition of the event saw a return to form of 37-year-old Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who beat Daniil Medvedev in the second round and made it to the semifinal before retiring with injury.

Next year’s tournament will be pushed back in the calendar to early November.