Gonzo Beats On Bolelli for ATP Munich Title


Posted on May 5, 2008

MUNICH, Germany -- Second-seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez captured his 10th career ATP title on Sunday over unseeded Italian Simone Bolelli 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-3 at the BMW Open by FWU AG in Munich.

The 27-year-old Chilean remained perfect on clay (10-0) this season with his second ATP title of the
year. In February, he won the Vina del Mar title. Gonzalez is the fifth South American to win the
Munich title since 1974, joining Argentines Guillermo Vilas (1975, '78), Guillermo Perez-Roldan
(1987-88), Franco Squillari (1999-2000) and David Nalbandian (2005).

He said: "It was really tough and he was playing very good tennis. I had two match points in the second set but I am happy the way I did it. I had three really close matches during the week. I was fighting a lot and this is really good for my tennis and going to increase my confidence. I am really happy the way I was fighting and it was a mental test for me, and I passed it."

Bolelli, who was appearing in his first ATP final, was trying to become the fifth first time winner on the ATP circuit this year. The 22-year-old Italian was the first player from his country to reach an ATP final this season.

In doubles, the first-time German wild card pairing of Michael Berrer and Rainer Schuettler prevailed 7-5, 3-6, 10-8 over Americans Scott Lipsky and David Martin in Sunday's final.
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