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Mikhail Youzhny of Russia won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday at his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4.
Sixth-seeded Youzhny broke unseeded Haase's service once in each set to clinch his ninth career title, and third on clay courts.
A former top-10 player now ranked No. 33, the 31-year-old Youzhny had never previously reached the final at Gstaad in seven visits dating back to 2002.
Youzhny improved his record to 5-0 against the 57th-ranked Dutchman.
''I never beat you and it kind of hurts, but you deserved it,'' Haase said in an on-court interview.
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Mikhail Youzhny of Russia will play unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the Swiss Open final after both won their semifinals on Saturday.
Haase rallied from a set down to beat fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in searing heat in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad.
The sixth-seeded Youzhny broke Victor Hanescu's serve twice in each set to beat the Romanian...
Two-time champion Robin Haase started his title defense by defeating Guillaume Rufin of France 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the bet-at-home Cup on Tuesday.
The 68th-ranked Dutchman finished with 10 aces.
Haase, who won the event in 2011 and '12 and reached his third career final in Gstaad last weekend, will next play Daniel Brands. The German beat fifth-seeded Carlos...
(July 28, 2013) World No. 33 Mikhail Youzhny became the first Russian champion in 18 years at the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad when he beat the Netherlands’ Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4 for the title. The Russian who is 31, joins a group of 30-plus players to win titles on the ATP tour. It’s the 12th [...]