Lopez notches first clay-court ti­tle

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Top-seeded Feli­ciano Lopez of Spain won his first ca­reer clay-court ti­tle yesterday, beat­ing Robin Haase of the Nether­lands 6-4, 7-5 in the Swiss Open fi­nal.

The 34-year-old Lopez’s fifth ca­reer tour­na­ment ti­tle fol­lowed two on grass and two on hard courts.

Ten years af­ter los­ing the Gs­taad fi­nal to Richard Gas­quet of France, Lopez lifted the tro­phy on his sev­enth trip to the Swiss Alps venue.

Lopez ar­rived ranked No. 21 and should re­turn to the top 20 when the rank­ings are up­dated Mon­day.

The 95th-ranked Haase had his ser­vice bro­ken once in the first set and twice in the sec­ond as Lopez com­pleted the vic­tory in less than 80 min­utes.

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