Gstaad - Spain's Feliciano Lopez claimed his first clay-court title on Sunday
with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Dutchman Robin Haase in the final in
Top seed Lopez, who finished runner-up in Switzerland 10
years ago, broke Haase's serve in the fifth game as he took the opening
set and then fought back from 3-0 down in the second to wrap up a fifth
ATP Tour title.
"It's an amazing feeling, I've been waiting 10
years to win this title," said the 21st-ranked Lopez, who became the
sixth Spanish title winner on the ATP circuit this year.
been a long wait since 2006, but it's been worth it. This is a very
special tournament, with a lot of tradition, where a lot of Spaniards
have won in the past. It's a unique place to play."
For Haase, the
world number 95, it was a second finals defeat in four years in Gstaad
having lost the 2013 title decider to Mikhail Youzhny.
Result from the ATP event in Gstaad on Sunday (x denotes seeding):
Feliciano Lopez (ESP x1) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-4, 7-5