GERMAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016—HAMBURG, GERMANY
No. 7 seed Martin Klizan won his second ATP World Tour 500 level event of the season on Sunday, defeating No. 3 seed Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 6-4. Using his forehand to great effect, Klizan won 84 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on four occasions. Needing less than one hour to seal his title, Klizan notched the fifth title of his career and second this season. Winning in Rotterdam earlier this year, Klizan improved to 13-8 in 2016.
Cuevas, who was aiming to win his third title of 2016, fell to 28-13 on the season.
HALL OF FAME TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS—NEWPORT, RI, U.S.A.
No. 2 seed Ivo Karlovic outlasted Gilles Muller at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, winning his seventh career title 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(12) over Gilles Muller. Needing two hours and 56 minutes to win the match, Karlovic slammed 27 aces, won 89 percent of his first serve points, and improved to 1-1 in career meetings against Muller.
The 37-year-old Croatian also won his 13th match of the season and took home $91,630 for his efforts.
Muller, who was in search of his first career singles title, fell to 0-5 in final matches.
SKISTAR SWEDISH OPEN—BASTAD, SWEDEN
Third seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas won his maiden ATP World Tour title on Sunday in Bastad, Sweden, defeating Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4. In a match that lasted one hour and 26 minutes, Ramos-Vinolas hit two ace, won 67 percent of his second serve points and broke the serve of his countryman on five occasions. Improving his head-to-head with Verdasco to 2-3 lifetime, Ramos-Vinolas improved his season record to 24-19.
Verdasco, who was aiming to eighth title of his career, fell to 7-14 in championship matches.