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Nalbandian claims Stockholm crown

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:05

Top seed Nalbandian, the only top-30 player in the draw, came into the match having not dropped a set in five matches and, although he lost that record, still had too much for Soderling, winning 6-2 5-7 6-3.

Nalbandian now has a 9-8 record in ATP finals after claiming his second title this year, the first one coming in Buenos Aires in February.

He also finished runner-up in Acapulco the following week.

Both players held their serve in the third set until the seventh game, when Nalbandian broke to take a 4-3 lead on his fourth break point after Soderling netted a backhand.

The Argentinian then held to love to lead 5-3 and wrapped up the match with another break after Soderling double-faulted on match point.

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