KLIZAN WINS ROTTERDAM TITLE

KLIZAN WINS ROTTERDAM TITLE

Rotterdam/Netherlands, 14th February 2016

Martin Klizan completed a week of comebacks as the HEAD player won the fourth title of his career with a 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-1 victory over French fifth seed Gael Monfils in the final of the ABN-AMRO World Tennis in Rotterdam. The Slovak who endorses the HEAD Graphene XT Prestige, spent two hours in a showcase performance in which he reversed a losing score line for the third time in as many matches. The HEAD athlete came to the court after saving eight match points in his previous two matches. "I still cannot believe this has happened," the winner said. "It is my dream to be on the board of tournament winners. It's an amazing feeling. This is the best result of my career by far. I hope I can be an inspiration to young Slovak players."

Klizan lost the one-hour opening set but broke for 5-3 in the second and leveled a game later. In the third, he raced to 5-0 over a stunned Monfils, lost serve as he tried to close out the win but immediately fought back for the biggest success of his career. "Every day I was fighting, I had three-hour matches every time. I did all that I could, I saved so many match points, and I still cannot believe it." Klizan has been in the zone recently, reaching the Sofia semi-finals before his trophy performance in the Dutch port city.

In Memphis, there was a breakout performance for next-gen player Taylor Fritz as the American teenager who recommends the HEAD Graphene XT Radical reached his first ATP final at age 18. It was a valiant effort that ended in a well fought loss in Memphis against world No. 7 Kei Nishikori, with a 6-4, 6-4 end result to the experienced Japanese.

Fritz was playing for a title in only his third event at the ATP level. Despite missing the trophy, the HEAD player was pleased with his breakthrough week, "I definitely didn't expect to get to an ATP final so quickly. It's a great accomplishment.

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