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Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 27 APRIL 2014

Singles - Final
[4] K Nishikori (JPN) d S Giraldo (COL) 62 62

Doubles - Final
[LL] J Huta Galung (NED) / S Robert (FRA) d [5] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 63 63
  

NISHIKORI EARNS MAIDEN CLAY TROPHY; DUTCH-FRENCH DUO UPSET FORMER CHAMPIONS


• Nishikori lifted his third different trophy at the ATP World Tour 500 level and first at a clay-court event after defeating Giraldo in 73 minutes.
• The Japanese No. 1 improves to 5-1 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Giraldo and ascends five spots to No. 12 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, one position shy of his career high.
• Nishikori’s title marks the first by a non-Spaniard in Barcelona in 12 years, since Argentine Gaston Gaudio prevailed in 2002.
• The Dutch-French team of Huta Galung and Robert upset fifth seeds and two-time former champions Nestor and Zimonjic in 55 minutes.
• Huta Galung had previously finished runner-up in two ATP World Tour doubles finals at 2008 Amersfoort (w/ Sijsling) and 2013 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (w/ de Bakker). Robert was contesting his first title match.
• Nestor had been attempting to lift his fifth Barcelona crown, while Zimonjic had been going for his fourth trophy at the ATP World Tour 500 clay-court tournament. As a team, they had been looking to win their 26th tour-level silverware.
• Nestor is now 83-55 in finals, while Zimonjic is 50-33.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Nishikori: "I was playing well. I felt I should be in the final and I'm very happy to win.

"This title and [my run in] Miami helped my confidence, especially this week on clay. There are three big tournaments coming up in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros so I hope I can do well and increase my [Emirates ATP Rankings] points. My next goal is to get to the Top 10."

Giraldo: "I feel great about the week. It was not an easy day for me. Kei played very good. I have good feelings about my play and my improvement."

Huta Galung: “It’s a funny story, because on Friday I asked [Robert] to play doubles but we weren’t sure if we would be playing. We got in as lucky losers and we won the tournament. It is an amazing tournament. I am happy to have played with Stephane. He played well all week.”


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