And the singles final has just started. I'll watch some of this!
Fognini starting off with the first game, & gets broken. Klizan holds to love to go up 2-0. Nice start.
I wonder why players feel compelled to try to be too clever at times? MK mistiming his return of serve in a hurry to make a clean winner, to let FF get to 40-30. Still, he's deuced it up & now has advantage. He breaks again. I hope FF settles down & makes a good match of this.
Wow. Some superb play by MK. Making FF cover both wings & finishing the point with a laser like forehand that paints the line out of FF's reach. He holds to go up 4-0. And pressure on FF straight away with a beautiful drop shot. This man can play tennis.
FF holds under pressure. Hopefully this will get him more of a momentum. At present, this match looks to be in MK's pocket.
4-1 with MK serving & 15 all. I really like MK's aggressive play. He goes for it, and thinks on his feet. No pusher or grinder, he.
And its deuce. FF putting some pressure on his opponent. Wonderful shot to get the advantage, MK.
And MK holds.
Better service game by FF to hold. It is now 5-2 to MK & he will serve for the set. And MK takes it 6-2.
Can FF up his level? Will MK drop his own level? Questions, questions. SET 2 :
Excellent opening game by FF to hold it to love. That's more like it.
MK held his own game to love, and proceeded to break FF to love, I think or perhaps 15. It is now 2-1 to MK as he serves.
And FF breaks back! Errors from MK, rather than brilliance from FF but this makes it more interesting. Could be easing off?
No. He promptly broke again & is now 3-2 up, to serve next.
But then lost his own serve to 15-40. This see-sawing is better suited to the WTA in my view, and MK looks tired out there. He broke again to go up 4-3, and holds to take it to 5-3.
FF under pressure to stay in the match. And he can't hold.
Klizan wins 6-2,6-3. He has won 3 challenger titles this year, got to the 4th round at the USO and takes his first ATP tour title with this win. Congratulations to him.