Mercedes Cup; Topshelf Open
Nadal Beats Troicki to Win Mercedes Cup, Registers Career No.66 Pro Title
atpworltour.com: June 14 2015 Stuttgart, Germany - Rafael Nadal wasted little time returning to the winners' circle in Stuttgart, claiming his third MercedesCup title with a 7-6(3), 6-3 victory over Viktor Troicki on Sunday.
Nadal, who takes home €104,600 and 250 Emirates ATP Ranking points, clinched his first grass-court crown in five years, since triumphing on the lawns of Wimbledon in 2010. Overall, it was the Spaniard's 66th tour-level singles title and second on the ATP World Tour this year, having emerged victorious on the clay of Buenos Aires.
The top seed needed one hour and 27 minutes to prevail over Troicki, firing 11 aces, while converting on his lone break point. He won an impressive 86 per cent (42/49) of first serve points as well. While the first set featured no breaks of serve, Nadal took the initiative to open the second, securing the match's only break in the fourth game and consolidating for a 4-1 lead. He would eventually convert on his third match point to close out the win.
The Mallorca native, who previously won the Stuttgart title in 2005 and '07, improved his FedEx ATP Head2Head record to 5-0 against Troicki. The World No. 28 Serb was bidding to claim his third ATP World Tour title in his seventh final. He hoisted his first trophy of the year to open the season in Sydney (d. Kukushkin). Troicki takes home €55,080 and 150 Emirates ATP Ranking points for his efforts.
Results Mercedes Cup Men's Singles
Mercedes Cup Men's Singles Final Sunday June 14, 2015
1-Rafael Nadal beat 8-Viktor Troicki 7-6(3) 6-3
Mercedes Cup Men's Singles Semifinal Saturday June 13
1-Rafael Nadal beat 4-Gael Monfils 6-3 6-4
8-Viktor Troicki beat 2-Marin Cilic 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(2)
Mercedes Cup Men's Singles Quarterfinals Friday June 12
1-Rafael Nadal beat 5-Bernard Tomic 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3
4-Gael Monfils beat 6Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5 3-6 6-3
8-Viktor Troicki beat Sam Groth 7-6(3) 6-1
2-Marin Cilic beat Mischa Zverev 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
Mercedes Cup Men's Singles Second Round Thursday June 11
1-Rafael Nadal beat Marcos Baghdatis 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-2
5-Bernard Tomic beat Tommy Haas 7-6(6) 6-2
4-Gael Monfils beat Andreas Haider-Maurer 7-6(6) 7-6(5)
6-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Jerzy Janowicz 6-4 6-4
8-Viktor Troicki beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3
Sam Groth beat 3-Feliciano Lopez 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(6)
Mischa Zverev beat Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-4
2-Marin Cilic beat Matthias Bachinger 7-6(2) 6-3
Mercedes Cup Men's Singles First Round Wednesday June 10
Marcos Baghdatis beat Lukas Rosol 6-3 6-4
Tommy Haas beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4 7-5
5-Bernard Tomic beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 7-6(5)
Andreas Haider-Maurer beat Maximilian Marterer
Jerzy Janowicz beat Dustin Brown 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3
6-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 6-3
8-Viktor Troicki beat Borna Coric 6-2 6-0
Alexander Zverev beat Mate Pavic 3-6 6-2 6-3
Sam Groth beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 4-6 7-5 5-3 ret.
Mischa Zverev beat 7-Dominic Thiem 7-6(4) 6-2
Andreas Seppi beat Benjamin Becker 6-1 6-2
Matthias Bachinger beat Peter Gojowczyk 7-5 7-5
ATP Topshelf Open, Netherlands
Mahut Captures Topshelf Open, Denies Goffin in 's-Hertogenbosch Final
June 14, 2015 ITS Staff: S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands – France’s Nicolas Mahut won his third career crown after prevailing over No.2 seed David Goffin 7-6(1), 6-1 at the Topshelf Open final on Sunday. Mahut, who won here in 2013, mixed his game well with powerful passing shots and slices and broke Goffin’s serve three times in the one hour and 32 minute match. The 33-year-old Frenchman's other title was also on grass two years ago at Newport, Rhode Island.