Almagro defeats Hanescu to win Nice tournament

by: | May 21, 2011

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NICE, France (AP) Nicolas Almagro of Spain rallied past Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the Open de Nice final on Saturday to earn his 10th career title.

In the final set, the third-seeded Almagro hit a backhand winner down the line to set up a break point that he converted with an inside-out forehand winner for a 4-2 lead.

Almagro had two aces in a row to win the match and complete preparation for the French Open, which begins Sunday. Of his 31 wins on tour this season, 24 have been on clay.

He improved to 4-0 against Hanescu.

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