Klizan defeats Fognini for Munich title; Berlocq upsets Berdych for Portugal title

published: May, 04, 2014

by: Nima Naderi

BMW Open by FWU AG, Munich, Germany

Unseeded Slovak Martin Klizan upset top seed Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 to win the BMW Open in Munich, Germany on Sunday. Taking home his second career title, Klizan won 71 percent of his first serve points, hit five aces and broke serve on five occasions. Currently ranked No. 111 in the world, Klizan pocketed 77,315 € for his efforts as well as a new BMW.


Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal

Unseeded Argentine Carlos Berlocq picked up the biggest win of his career on Sunday in Oeiras, Portugal, dismissing top seed Tomas Berdych 0-6, 7-5, 6-1. In a match that saw Berlocq completely outplayed in the first set, the second set by contrast produced great tennis by the underdog to force a decider. With everything to play for in set three, Berlocq stepped up his return game to break his powerful opponent on four occasions. With his victory, Berlocq moved up to No. 51 in the rankings.

Nima Naderi


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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