Nadal wins Stuttgart title; Mahut upsets Goffin for Topshelf Open crown

published: Jun, 14, 2015

by: Nima Naderi

MercedesCup—Stuttgart, Germany

Top seed Rafa Nadal won his 66th career title on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany, defeating Viktor Troicki 7-6(3), 6-3. Hitting 11 aces and winning 75 percent of his first serve points, Nadal took the only break of serve in the match in the second set. Dropping to No. 10 in the world this week as a result of his quarterfinal loss at Roland Garros, Nadal won 250 ATP World Tour points with his victory and a new Mercedes Benz car. Troicki, who was aiming to win his second title of the season, fell to 0-5 against Nadal in head-to-head matches.

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TopShelf Open—s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Unseeded Frenchman Nicolas Mahut claimed his second title in s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday in The Netherlands, racing past No. 2 seed David Goffin 7-6(1), 6-1. Winning 75 percent of his service points, Mahut entered the event as a qualifier but proved that his pedigree on grass is still top notch. Taking home title No. 3, Mahut will look to be a darkhorse at Wimbledon in two week’s time. Goffin, who is currently ranked No. 15 in the world, was hoping to claim his third Tour title this week.

Nima Naderi

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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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