Youzhny beats Haase in straight sets
GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP)
Mikhail Youzhny of Russia won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday at his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4.
Sixth-seeded Youzhny broke unseeded Haase's service once in each set to clinch his ninth career title, and third on clay courts.
A former top-10 player now ranked No. 33, the 31-year-old Youzhny had never previously reached the final at Gstaad in seven visits dating back to 2002.
Youzhny improved his record to 5-0 against the 57th-ranked Dutchman.
''I never beat you and it kind of hurts, but you deserved it,'' Haase said in an on-court interview.