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Erste Bank Open Sunday Men's Tennis Results







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Erste Bank Open
Vienna, Austria


Singles - Final
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d [Q] G Zemlja (SLO) 75 63

Doubles - Final
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d [2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) 64 36 10-4


Juan Martin del Potro: "Iím so happy. Itís important to have a good end of the year. Iím looking forward to keep improving, keep playing well at the same level as I had here. I also look forward to London. Iím looking better to qualify there. We have two big tournaments coming next week. They have the chance to get points also, so it will be very interesting to see how we are going."

On how the final played out: "I didnít have a very good start to the match. I made a lot of errors and I was nervous because it was a final. I tried to find a way to play aggressive. In the second set, I broke early and that gave me confidence to play the final like I was expected. I was a little lucky to survive from 2-4 down in the first set."

Grega Zemlja: "I am satisfied with the way I played. I did my best. I felt I played really well the first seven games. Maybe I wasnít serving my best, but I was fighting till the end. I think Juan played really well from 4-4 (in the first set), to 3-0 (in the second set). He was serving really good."

On his run of form this week: "Iím happy with how I played all week. I just have to continue with that. Also, I still have two Challengers to play at the end of the year. I have to get motivated to play the same level as I did here."

Andre Begemann: "We have known each other for more than ten years now and are good friends. We even lived together a few years ago. We went different ways at some point but got back together this summer when we played club matches. We decided to play together on the tour too. We got off a great start and this title is unbelievable for us."

Martin Emmrich: "This is the big highlight of my career so far and I think itís the same for Andre. Winning an ATP World Tour event beating many higher ranked teams as the big outsider feels a bit unreal right now. The trophy shows me that we really did it and it feels great."


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