Rodriguez claims Motor City Open 2015
January 29, 2015
Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez emerged victorious in a battle of training partners as he got the better of Stephen Coppinger, the World No. 18 from South Africa, in the final of the Suburban Collection Motor City Open 2015, PSA International 70 tournament in Detroit, to become the tournament’s first ever South American winner.
The victory in 5 sets (9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3) sees Rodriguez claim his first ever PSA International 70 title, and the biggest tournament title of his career so far, to end what has been the most successful month of his career to date, having already broken into the top ten for the first time and reached his first ever PSA World Series semi-finals at the recent J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions.
“I’m really happy because this is one of my best months in my entire career. It’s something I’ll never forget and I worked so hard to win this tournament.”
“I’m making history now not only in Colombia but in South America by being the first Latin American to reach the Top 10. Winning this game and seeing my name on that wall with all those champions and former No. 1s — I’m speechless.”
Miguel Angel Rodriguez is playing with the TECNIFIBRE Carboflex 125 racquet and the 305 green string.