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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.

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