Feliciano Lopez Wins Title, But Robin Haase The GOAT At ATP Gstaad
by Jeremy Davis | July 24th, 2016, 12:52 pm
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Ten years after first finishing runner-up, Feliciano “F-Lo” lopez won the ATP Gstaad title on Sunday, defeating unseeded Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 in the championship match of the J. Safara Sarasin Swiss Open.


“I’ve been waiting 10 years to win this title,” said Lopez, who a decade ago lost to Richard Gasquet in the final. “It’s been a long wait since 2006, but it’s been worth it. This is a very special tournament, with a lot of tradition, where a lot of Spaniards have won in the past. It’s a unique place to play.”

The 34-year-old improved to 5-9 in career ATP finals, and took home a first title since Eastbourne on grass in June 2014. He also becomes the sixth different Spaniard to win a title in 2016 after Roberto Bautista Agut (2 titles), Rafael Nadal (2), Nicolas Almagro (1), Albert Ramos-Vinolas (1) and Fernando Verdasco (1).

Haase had won three of their four previous meetings, and ran out to a 3-0 lead in the second set but could not stay out front. The 29-year-old Haase fell to 3-4 in career finals and 0-2 in Gstaad finals.

“Three years ago, I received a goat [named Antonia] for reaching the final,” Haase said. “So this year, I was dreaming about winning a cow and the trophy. Hopefully I can come back next year and do better.”


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