Youzhny defeats Haase in Gstaad final

by: AP July 28, 2013

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GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP)—Mikhail Youzhny won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday in his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4.

The 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 Russian had never previously reached the final at Gstaad in seven visits since 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.

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