The teen is the fifth player born in 2004 to win a Challenger title

#NextGenATP Henrique Rocha celebrated a memorable moment Sunday when he became the third-youngest Portuguese player to lift an ATP Challenger Tour trophy.

The 19-year-old rallied past former World No. 16 Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 7-6(0), 7-5 after two hours, 51 minutes to win the Costa Calida Region de Murcia in Spain. Rocha let slip an opportunity to serve out the match at 5-4 in the decider, but he quickly rebounded to earn a break back and seal his maiden triumph on his second attempt.

"It was a pretty tough match. I've known [Nikoloz] since I was a child because I used to watch him play on TV," Rocha said. "I started playing a bit better halfway through the second set. He was playing really good during the whole match. I just tried to keep going and I think that was the main thing that gave me the title. Not only in the final, but all week I just kept going after all the difficulties I had."

Competing in just his 10th ATP Challenger Tour tournament, Rocha is the fifth player born in 2004 to win a title at that level, joining Luca Van Assche, Arthur Fils, Alex Michelsen and Gonzalo Bueno.

Rocha joins Nuno Marques as the only Portuguese teenage champions in Challenger history (since 1978). Marques won back-to-back titles as an 18-year-old in 1989.

Following his triumph, Rocha is up 51 spots to No. 197 in the PIF ATP Live Rankings. The teen is also seventh in the PIF ATP Live Race to Jeddah as he aims for his maiden trip to the 20-and-under Next Gen ATP Finals.

The five-time tour-level titlist Basilashvili, who missed much of last season due to an elbow injury, was aiming for his first trophy at any level since 2021.