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Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 20 APRIL 2014

Singles - Final

[3] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [4] [WC] R Federer (SUI) 46 76(5) 62

Doubles - Final
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 63 36 10-8
 

WAWRINKA WINS FIRST ATP MASTERS 1000; MIKE BRYAN CLAIMS 100TH TITLE
•    The 29-year-old Wawrinka captured his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, having previously finished runner-up in Rome 2008 (l. to Djokovic) and Madrid last year (l. to Nadal).
•    Wawrinka is the 59th different winner of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, breaking up the domination of the ‘Big Four’.
•    It was just Wawrinka’s second win in 15 meetings with Federer (2-13 FedEx ATP Head2Head series).
•    Victory for Wawrinka sees the Lausanne native maintain his grip on World No. 3 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
•    On Monday, he will leapfrog Nadal, Djokovic and Federer to rise to No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, which is based solely on results this season.
•    Wawrinka becomes the first player this season to win three tour-level titles.
•    Mike Bryan is the first player to win 100 tour-level doubles titles.
•    The Americans captured their 98th team title.
•    The Bryans won their fifth title in a row and extended their winning streak to 21 matches unbeaten.
•    The California natives triumphed at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court tournament for the fourth time.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Wawrinka:
"It's always special to play Roger. We know it's always a strange match, especially being in the final here. He's my best friend on the tour. We respect each other so much. I'm just trying on the court to win the match. Before and after, we are still very good friends. During the match, we just try everything to win. Today I'm really happy to take that one.

"I can see that when mentally I'm there and I'm fighting, I can play tennis, I can beat all the players. I did an amazing job. I'm really happy after winning my first Grand Slam to win a Masters 1000 so quick. I didn't expect to. When I came here, for me it was more like a test. I knew I was playing good tennis, but I didn't expect to win because the draw was so strong.

"I did see I was playing good tennis. It was few little changes to take the advantage. I started to play more aggressive, trying to push him more. When you win a match like this, it's only one or two points, especially in the tie-break. But I think I did a great tie-break. I was serving big and being really aggressive. Then I took the advantage at the beginning of the third set. I saw that he was a little bit tired. Me, I was playing better and better, especially moving better."


Federer: "I think it's one of the those finals that I could have won. But Stan was tougher at the end. I think he deserved it just a little bit more. Clearly it would have been nice to win that second set tie-break. I didn't necessarily play a bad one, but also at the same time I didn't quite ever get into the lead where things went my way.

"Of course, I'm very happy for Stan. It's a huge win for him after winning his first Grand Slam this year, also to win his first Masters 1000. To take the opportunities when they're there, that's key in a tennis player's career. So I'm very happy for him.

"I would have loved to have won a second title [this season] because I've come close a few times. That's my next objective, that I get to the very end more frequently. But clearly I'm happy that the clay court season started so well for me."


Mike Bryan: “It's amazing to hit triple digits. It's a great milestone to say that you have a hundred, to be the first player to hit a hundred titles. Kind of snuck up on us pretty quick. Last few years we've been really hot. We always wanted to beat the Woodies' record of 61. Then trying to clip Todd Woodbridge's 83 titles. All of a sudden I’m at 99.

“It will feel a lot better when we do it as a team. We've always looked at our career as team titles, doing it together. That's the huge goal for this year, to do it together."



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