ATP Tour

Granollers rallies to take title

2013-08-04 13:00
Marcel Granollers (AFP)
Kitzbuehel - Spain's eighth seed Marcel Granollers won the Kitzbuehel Cup clay-court event on Saturday after coming from a set down to beat Juan Monaco 0-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 in the final.

Monaco, seeded two, appeared on course to win his second title of the year when he comprehensively won the opening set to love in just 23 minutes.

However, the 53rd-ranked Granollers, who knocked out defending champion Robin Haase in the semi-finals, came back to level the match in a second set tie-break before eventually holding his nerve to win the decider.

Granollers was 4-0 and then 5-2 up, but finally converted his fourth match point on Monaco's serve to take the third set 6-4.

It is the Spaniard's fourth career tour title, but his first since 2011.

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