Robin Haase has won his first ATP level title beating Albert Montanes 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in Kitzbuel in Austria in his first final. Haase felt the fatigue from his efforts earlier in the tournament during the final but managed to regroup to claim the title.
Haase had to beat Feliciano Lopez and Andreas Seppi in one day after rain delayed his progress.
After battling for two hours a disapointed Montanes said; “After winning the second set I started feeling a bit tired. The last few days were very intense; I played two matches during one day and against Juan it was a hard match too. I couldn’t maintain my rhythm in the end and I have to congratulate Robin for a spectacular week here in Kitzbühel. I wish him the best for the future.”
There was a consolation prize for Montanes who collected his 200th tour level win during the tournament.