Sunday, July 17, 2011

Soderling Wins 2011 Bastad Title

Soderling Wins 2011 Bastad Title

Robin Soderling crushed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2 to capture the 2011 SkiStar Swedish Open title.

Soderling earned 250 ATP Rankings points and €72,600 in prize money. It was his fourth ATP World Tour title of the season.

The start of the final match was delayed due to rain. Soderling broke Ferrer in the first game and in the seventh game, before he clinched the first set when Ferrer hit a backhand return into the net.

In the second set Ferrer saved three break points to prevent his opponent to go up 5-0. The Spaniard broke Soderling in the next game but the Swedish regained his composure to break serve for a fifth time in the match. An ace, followed by a forehand winner earned Soderling his 38th match win of the year.