Found July 14, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
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Fabio Fognini (R) defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber for first career ATP title. (July 14, 2013) In the morning of the final day at the Mercedes Cup, tournament director Edwin Weindorfer reported a positive outcome of this year’s tennis event in Stuttgart. “With about 44,000 spectators who have attended the tournament throughout the week, we achieved a new record in terms of visitor numbers. This is very important for us … (and) a milestone for the Mercedes Cup,” Weindorfer announced. He also added three reasons for this boom: “We did the same job like the years before but also tried to improve the tournament every time. The weather was great during the week, a thing which is impossible to control, and of course, Tommy Haas has fostered the sale of tickets in preparation of the tournament. He didn’t make it to the final but with Philipp Kohlschreiber, we had another German in the draw until the end of the week. Weindorfer is also convinced that top 10 players will return again to the Wei...
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