Berdych’s Stockholm Syndrome, Seppi Snaps Up Kremlin Cup, Del PÖ-sterreich in Vienna
Tomas Berdych earned a tough 3 set victory 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to claim his second ATP title of the year. The other Berdych title came in Montpellier back at the start of the year on indoor hard courts. To get to the final, he navigated through Jurgen Zopp, Mikhail Youzhny and Nicolas Almagro, all in straight sets.
Tsonga worked past Go Soeda, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Marcos Baghdatis in 3 to make the final.
In the doubles final, Marcel Melo and Bruno Soares took out Robert Lindstedt and Nenad Zimonijic.
Juan Martin Del Potro returned to the tour in style with his 3rd title of the year in Vienna, 7-5, 6-3 over shock finalist Grega Zemlja. To reach the final, Del Potro worked hard to get past Daniel Brands in 3 tiebreaks and then beat Marinko Matosevic and Gilles Muller, both in straights.
Zemlja, who entered the week ranked 70 in the world and was possibly the only qualifier finalist on the tour this year. To qualify, he beat Arnau Brugues-Davi and Jan Minar. In the main draw, he beat Xaiver Malisse in 3, Matt Ebden, Tommy Haas in a 3 set upset and Janko Tipsarevic in an even bigger 3 set upset to make his first career ATP. This final showed that on the ATP World Tour anything can and will happen.
In the doubles final, Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich beat Julien Knowle and Filip Polasek.
Andreas Seppi claimed his 2nd ATP title of the year and his 3rd career ATP title in Moscow with a 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Thomaz Bellucci. Seppi beat Igor Sijsling, Tatsuma Ito and Malek Janziri a surprise semifinalist to make the final. Bellucci made his 2nd ATP final of the year and his first ever hard court final, beating Flavio Cipolla, Jerzy Janowicz and Ivo Karlovic in 3.
Frantisek Cermak and Michal Mertinak won the doubles title over Simone Bolelli and Daniele Bracciali.