Mahut to face Muller in men's final at Ricoh Open

Mahut to face Muller in men's final at Ricoh Open

Published Jun. 11, 2016 3:23 p.m. ET

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Title holder Nicolas Mahut recovered from losing the first set and 19 aces from Sam Querrey to win their semifinal 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 at the Ricoh Open on Saturday.

Mahut will play Gilles Muller for his third title at the Rosmalen tournament. Mahut, seeded eighth, also won the grass-court event in 2013.

Muller, seeded seventh, had 22 aces in beating No. 3 Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) to make the final. Karlovic had 21, but also made six double-faults.

Kristina Mladenovic will play CoCo Vandeweghe for the women's title.


Mladenovic came from behind to beat top-seeded Belinda Bencic 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The third-seeded Mladenovic fired 15 aces to prevent Bencic from reaching her second straight final on the Rosmalen grass courts.

Vandeweghe, seeded sixth, had eight aces in brushing aside Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-2. Vandeweghe won the tournament in 2014.

It's the first final of the year for both Mladenovic and Vandeweghe.


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