Men’s Tennis champions : 28 Week 2013

MAHUT

DEFEATS

HEWITT

IN FINAL OF

NEWPORT

NEWPORT, R.I. — Nicolas Mahut certainly knows a little something about being on court for a long time. Judging by his smile, it was a lot better feeling this time.

The 31-year old Frenchman captured the title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, beating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Mahut, a 2007 Newport finalist and a wild-card entrant this week, won his second career ATP title. The other came at ‘s-Hertogenbosch last month.

Mahut lost the longest match in tennis history three years ago, dropping the fifth set to John Isner 70-68 at Wimbledon in a match that lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes. A display with items used in that match is located a few hundred yards away in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

FOGNINI

RALLIES TO BEAT

KOHLSCHREIBER

AND WIN

MERCEDES CUP

STUTTGART, Germany — Fabio Fognini came from behind to beat second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in three sets in the final of the ATP Mercedes Cup on Sunday for his first career title.

The fifth-seeded Italian won 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on the sun-drenched clay court after taking a decisive 4-1 lead in the final set.

Fognini lost his first two career finals last year and went into the match with a 0-2 record against Kohlschreiber. Although he could not capitalize on an early break in the first set, Fognini took a 3-1 lead in the second. Kohlschreiber saved four set points in the eighth game before Fognini served out the set.

Fognini led 4-1 before dropping serve in the third. He held on and became the first Italian champion in Stuttgart.

BERLOCQ

UPSETS

VERDASCO

TO WIN

SWEDISH OPEN

BASTAD, Sweden — Carlos Berlocq of Argentina upset eighth-seeded Fernando Verdasco to win the clay-court Swedish Open 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday and clinch his first ATP World Tour title.

Berlocq broke the Spaniard’s serve twice in the second set after a grueling opening set that lasted more than an hour.

It was the second ATP final of the 30-year-old Berlocq’s career.

Berlocq was scheduled to play in the men’s doubles final later Sunday.

Images and text credits  ; http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/

compiled by : ram0ram

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