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Erste Bank Open Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Erste Bank Open
Vienna, Austria


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 20 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles - Final

[2] T Haas (GER) d R Haase (NED) 63 46 64

Doubles - Final
F Mergea (ROU) / L Rosol (CZE) d [3] J Knowle (AUT) / D Nestor (CAN) 75 64 


FINALS REVIEW HAAS CAPTURES 15TH TITLE; ROSOL/MERGEA WIN FIRST TITLE
    Tommy Haas kept his distant hopes alive in the Emirates ATP Race to London. The Former World No. 2 pulled to within 700 points of Richard Gasquet for the coveted eighth and final ticket to London and will look to strong showings in Valencia and Paris to further strengthen his claim.
    A champion at the BMW Open, in Munich, in early May, Haas becomes the 13th player to win multiple titles on the ATP World Tour in 2013.
    Twelve years removed from his maiden Vienna crown, it is the Germans 15th overall title in his career.
    Haase, the World No. 63 was competing in his fourth final on the ATP World Tour and first on hard courts, having won in consecutive years on the clay of Kitzbuhel in 2011 and 2012.
    The unseeded team of Florin Mergea and Lukas Rosol won their first ATP World Tour title.
    Rosol and Mergea have played four other tournaments this year, reaching the semi-finals in Gstaad (l. to Andujar/Garcia-Lopez) and the quarter-finals in Stuttgart (l. to Brown/Hanley).

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Haas: "I'm very happy. Obviously it's a great feeling to win a title.  "It doesn't come around very often. To do it here after (also winning) in 2001, it's special."

Haase: "Right now Im pretty disappointed. When I played a final earlier this year in Gstaad I didnt have any chances. Today I did have my chances. But Tommy hit a few great returns when he broke back in the third. Im already very motivated for next year too, hoping that in the long-term I can reach the Top 30."

Mergea: Two weeks ago I wanted to stop my season and now we are here. Thats great and Im very happy.

Rosol: It was a great week for me. Im really happy with this win. I always enjoy playing in Vienna. Florin and I will play more tournaments together in 2014.

 

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