- Tomas Berdych swept aside American Jack Sock to make it two Stockholm Open
titles in a row, winning Sunday's final 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 in the Swedish capital.
23-year-old Sock had taken some impressive scalps on his way to the final,
beating the second and third seeds Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon, and he
matched Berdych shot for shot in the first set.
No 5 Berdych, whose semi-final against Marcos Baghdatis lasted just seven games
before the Cypriot withdrew thorough injury, struggled with his consistency in
a frustrating first set.
mixed powerful strokes and pinpoint accuracy with wayward shots outside the lines
and easy balls into the net.
the tie-break, however, the top-seeded Czech found his form, crushing seventh
seed Sock 7-1.
that out of the way, the 30-year-old Berdych turned the screw, breaking Sock
early in the second set and coasting to victory. It was his third Stockholm title
in the last four years.