Stan Wawrinka defeated Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6 to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title.
The Swiss earned 500 Rankings points and $511,750 in prize money while Baghdatis takes home 300 points and $240,340.
Baghdatis broke Wawrinka for a 3-2 lead in the first set, but immediately lost his serve to love. At 4-5, Baghdatis battled hard from 0/40, but Wawrinka managed to clinch the 42-minute opener on his fifth set point opportunity.
There were no breaks of serve in the second set, which was decided on a tie-break. Wawrinka took a 4/1 lead, but Baghdatis won five of the next six points. Wawrinka saved five set points at 5/6, 7/8, 8/9, 9/10 and 11/12, while Baghdatis saved three match points at 6/7, 10/11 and 12/13.