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MercedesCup Sunday Tennis Results






Stuttgart, Germany


Singles - Final
[5] F Fognini (ITA) d [2] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 57 64 64

Doubles - Final
F Bagnis (ARG) / T Bellucci (BRA) d T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL) 26 64 11-9 - Saved 1 M.P.    


•    Fabio Fognini became the sixth first-time ATP World Tour titlist of the season with a three-set victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber in the MercedesCup final.
•    Fognini was presented €74,000 in prize money, 250 Emirates ATP Ranking points and a brand new white Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, ‘Edition 1’ car.
•    Kohlschreiber had been attempting to win his fourth ATP World Tour title on German soil. He was trying to become the first home champion in Stuttgart since Michael Stich in 1991.
•    Facundo Bagnis and Thomaz Bellucci saved one match point at 8-9 in the Match tie-break to win their first ATP World Tour doubles title.


Fabio Fognini:
"Finally, after two finals, I have won. I played great, great tennis this week. I am really happy to have beaten Philipp in the final. I was focused on my game and I think I felt fresh physically. The tension increased at the end, but then I got some luck. I just thought about my serve and playing solid. This gives me a lot of confidence. I will never forget my first title. It would be great to play on hard courts like this."

Philipp Kohlschreiber: "It is always tough to lose in the final, especially in Germany, in front of a home crowd. Maybe it was not the best final ever, but intensity wise it was tricky. Fabio played a great tournament and I can also be happy. There was great support. I think I started badly in the second and third sets. After winning the first set, I should have relaxed more."  

Facundo Bagnis: "It is amazing. I cannot believe it. Thank you to Thomaz for playing with me. It is great to have won my first title. It was amazing to beat the top seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the first round. Today’s final was so close, but we played very well. The tournament is amazing, the club, hotel, organisers and sponsors. I hope to be able to play more tournaments like this."

Thomaz Bellucci: "I am very happy and very surprised to have won in our first tournament together. We played well all week. We were very nervous at the net, but we played a little bit better. It is nice to have played a lot of matches in my first week since coming back."

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