Wawrinka masters Federer to win first ever Monte Carlo title

published: Apr, 20, 2014

by: Nima Naderi

MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

World No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka captured his maiden Masters 1000 title on Sunday in Monte Carlo, Monaco, defeat 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2. In a match that saw both one-handed backhand players pound groundstrokes from the baseline, it was Wawrinka who upped his game to force a third and final set. Winning 80 percent of his first serve points, Wawrinka hit five aces and broke Federer’s serve on three occasions. The Swiss No. 1 now leads the ATP Point total for 2014.

Federer, who was in search of his first-ever Monte Carlo title, fell to 0-4 in the championship round of the event.

Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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