Youzhny on the double in Zagreb
Date published :
05 Feb 2012 - 19:16:49
Third seed Mikhail Youzhny got back to winning ways on Sunday, beating unseeded Lukas Lacko 6-2, 6-3 to win the ATP Zagreb indoor title.
The Russian collected the eighth singles title of his career and then teamed up with Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis to end the run of Croatian wildcard duo Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-2, 6-2 and become the first double winner this season.
Youzhny dominated against the 97th-ranked Slovak, breaking Lacko's serve three times on his way to his first title since Kuala Lumpur win in 2010.
"It feels really good, as it was my best match of the tournament, and that's why I won today," said Youzhny.
It was the fourth win for Youzhny over the 24-year-old Slovak.
Lacko had a good run this week ousting second seed Alex Bogomolov Jr. and 2007 champion Marcos Baghdatis en route to the final.
"He was reading me well, so I didn't have control," said Lacko.
"I wasn't nervous. I didn't play my best. He was just too good today."