Youzhny wins Kremlin Cup
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:53
The event has been won by a Russian for the last five years and Youzhny made sure that trend continued after coming from behind to put in a dominant performance.
Youzhny, seeded third in the competition, had not lost a set coming into the showpiece but was soon behind after Tipsarevic took the opener 7-6 (7/5). He responded in emphatic fashion, levelling the scores without reply to take the second set 6-0 and closed out victory by taking the decisive set 6-4.
Youzhny’s dominance in the serve was a key factor as he hit 14 aces in a match which occupied two hours and 45 minutes.