Saturday, July 28, 2012

Robin Haase wins Kitzbühel title

Robin Haase wins Kitzbühel title

Robin Haase upset Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 to win the Bet-at-Home Cup title in Kitzbühel.

Kohlschreiber missed six break points in the opening set but won the tiebreaker when Haase hit his third double-fault at 6-2 down.

Haase converted his first chance on Kohlschreiber's serve in the opening game of the second set but was broken right back.

After the rain delay, Haase dominated play and broke twice to take the second set.

In the decider, Haase saved six break points to close out the victory.

"I didn't feel too much pressure even if I was the defending champion," said Haase. "I was a bit nervous in the first match against [Philipp] Oswald. From the quarter-finals on, I started a bit nervously before calming down and winning.

"I'm happy I won here again. I don't think many players have won here twice. It doesn't happen too often nowadays. I'm very proud of that."

Both players will now travel to London for the Olympic Games.

"I will fly to London tonight at 9 p.m.," said Haase. "Against Gasquet, I have to play with confidence and serve well."

"The last two days were very intense,” said Kohlschreiber. “It was a great tournament and [I have had] a great season so far.

"It's a bit tough right now, but I'm still happy since I reached the Top 20 with my performance this week and I played very well here."

Source ATP