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Argentina’s Juan Monaco won the ATP claycourt title in Houston on Sunday, cementing his return from a right wrist injury with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over defending champion Jack Sock.

Sock, the fourth seed, was battling cramps in the third set but still managed to erase two breaks of serve in the decider before Monaco finally finished him off.

The 32-year-old Argentinian claimed his first ATP title since Duesseldorf in 2013 and his second in Houston to go with the one he earned in 2012.
The former top-10 player had missed six months with a right wrist injury, slipping from 39th in the world a year ago to his current 146th.