Ferrer wins fifth title of season in Bastad; Isner defends Newport title; Tipsarevic take Stuttgart crown; Cilic conquers Umag
July 15, 2012 · Print This Article
SKISTAR SWEDISH OPEN—Båstad, Sweden
Top seed David Ferrer won his fifth title of the season on Sunday at the Skistar Swedish Open. Ferrer defeated countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-2 and improved to 11-0 in the pair’s head-to-head. Ferrer also won his Tour-leading 51st match of the season and blew by the two million dollar mark in earning in 2012.
CAMPBELL’S HALL OF FAME TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS—Newport, U.S.A.
Top seed John Isner captured his first title of 2012 after he powered through former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets, 7-6(1), 6-4.
Pounding 16 aces past the Australian, Isner took home his fourth career title and first since Winston-Salem last summer.
Hewitt, who was in search of his first title since Halle in 2010, is currently ranked No. 233 in the world.
Top seed and world No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic won his first career clay-court title on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany, defeating savvy dirtballer Juan Monaco, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
After leading 6-4, 4-0, a brief rain delay halted the Serbian’s momentum and saw Monaco race through the remainder of the third set. However, aiming to tie his head-to-head with Monaco at 2-all, Tipsarevic played the bolder tennis of the two and broke on three occasions in the deciding set. The 28-year-old from Belgrade now has three career titles.
ATP VEGETA CROATIA OPEN UMAG—Umag, Croatia
Second seed Marin Cilic took home his second title of the season and eighth of his career by dismissing Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-2 in Umag on Sunday.
Winning his home-country event for the first time, Cilic lost in the finals last year to Alexandr Dolgopolov. The 6′6″ Croatian also improved to 22-10 on the season and pocketed 64,700 € in prize money for his victory.