Rafael Nadal won his first grass title in nearly five years today winning the Stuttgart Open title, beating Viktor Troicki 7-6(3), 6-3 in the final.
“It’s a very special title. Since 2011 I didn’t play a final on grass, so win a title here is very good news for my game and for my mentality too,” Nadal said. “Congrats to Viktor for a great tournament. He’s playing great and will have some positives for the week.
“At this point of the season, every victory is important and every title means a lot to me. I’m happy for that… Thank you very much for all the support here in Stuttgart.”
Nadal’s win was his 4th of his career on grass (first since 2010 Wimbledon), and 66th overall. And it was his second title of 2015 after Buenos Aires in February. It’s also Nadal’s third Stuttgart title, the previous two on clay.
Nadal will go to Queen’s Club Monday. He’ll face Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round.
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